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Natural Sources of Plant Nutrients

by Eric Sideman, PhDMOFGA’s Organic Crop Specialist Emeritus There are two basic approaches to fertilization. The first is to provide required nutrients to each crop in a soluble form that plants can use immediately, i.e., feed the plant. The advantage to this approach is the opportunity to quite accurately meet a crop’s need. The disadvantage

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Using Green Manures

by Eric Sideman, PhDMOFGA’s Organic Crop Specialist Emeritus Introduction There is no such thing as the “best green manure”. A grower has to decide what is the most important benefit to their farm system of growing green manures and what is the window of opportunity that they have to take cropland out of production. This

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Experts Talk Soil at MOFGA Meetings

By Jean English Jerry Brunetti is the managing director of Agri-Dynamics, a soil and animal health consulting company that also markets holistic remedies for animals in Easton, Pennsylvania. At MOFGA and Cooperative Extension’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in November, he spoke about improving soil chemistry and soil health through diversified cropping systems and amendments. Working

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Large Animal Veterinarian List

The following directory is provided by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry April 2018 Practice Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone Number, Email, Species – Comments Animal Medical Associates, 875 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072, 207-282-5151– Bees & Companion Animals Animal Medical Clinic, 413 North Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976, 207-474-8376, [email protected] – Poultry Animal Welfare Society, [email protected] –

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Livestock

On this page find resources, reports, and contact information for MOFGA’s organic dairy and livestock specialists! Information about Homeopathy Click on the images above to view or download homeopathic recommendations for livestock Beyond Arnica Homeopathic Treatment of Acute Disease Homeopathic Resource List The Use of Homeopathy in Chronic Disease Fact Sheets Transitioning to Organic: Sheep

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Field Crops

Fact Sheets Fact Sheet 1: An Organic Farmers’ Guide to the Interpretation of a Standard Soil Test from the University of Maine (Download PDF 272K) Fact Sheet 8: Providing Nitrogen to Crops (Download PDF 200K) Fact Sheet 10: Using Green Manures (Download PDF 128K) Fact Sheet 11: Natural Sources of Plant Nutrients (Download PDF 112K)

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Fruits and Vegetables

On this page find pest reports, fact sheets, and contact information for MOFGA’s organic crop specialists for any other questions! Pest Reports 2019 Reports 2018 Reports 2017 Reports 2016 Reports 2015 Reports 2014 Reports 2013 Reports Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets Technical Bulletin 1: Basics of Organic Vegetable Gardening (PDF) Fact Sheet 1: An Organic

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Organic Seed Sources

Posted January 14, 2016 MOFGA makes no claims about quality of seeds produced.Note that many suppliers produce both organic and conventional seeds. Field Crop Seeds Albert Lea Seed HouseAlbert Lea, MN800-352-5247alseed.com   Blaine’s Best Seeds, LLCRugby, ND701-776-6023 Blue River HybridsKelley, IA800-370-7979blueriverorgseed.com Butterworks FarmTroy, VT802-744-6023butterworksfarm.com DLF International SeedsHalsey, ORdlforganic.com800-445-2251   Doebler’s SeedJersey Shore, PA800-853-2676www.doeblers.com Falk’s Seed

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