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How to Grow Herbs in your Kitchen!

How to Grow Herbs in your Kitchen Herbs are packed with nutrients. Unfortunately the nutrients are easily lost with long storage time. According to Dr. Brian Hetrich of Hippocrates Health Institute, "Half of the nutritional value of plants is lost within thirty minutes of harvesting," Fresh herbs and spices are best when it comes to [...]

By |March 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Grow Herbs in your Kitchen!

Soil Depletion in Mexico

Soil Depletion in Mexico Soil depletion can be defined as the removal of soil nutrients responsible for fertility without adequate replacement. It also encompasses loss of biological diversity and destruction of soil structure. It is remains a key global issue because it affects land productivity, which in turn impacts negatively on food security. Studies done [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Soil Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Soil Depletion in Mexico

Trace minerals? Got ’em in your crop?

Why trace minerals matter. Trace minerals, also referred to as micronutrients are essential for plant growth and play an important role in balanced crop nutrition. The major difference is that unlike the primary / major nutrients (Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus), they are required in small quantities by plants. They include boron (B), cobalt (Co), copper [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Organic|Comments Off on Trace minerals? Got ’em in your crop?

Organic Farms in Mexico!

Mexican farmers are increasingly choosing organic. Organic farms in Mexico Organic farms in Mexico areslowly but surely gaining ground. Local demand has been low. 98% of the organic produce is exported. However with a rising middle class and a burgeoning middle class who are increasingly becoming health conscious, local sales of organic produce are [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Organic, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Organic Farms in Mexico!

Elemite Application Guidlines

GENERAL ELEMITE  Application Guidelines Elemite can be applied in liquid or dry form, depending on conditions and equipment. *If possible, avoid windy conditions during application to prevent the loss of fine particles.  Combining Elemite with Elemite BioEnhancer  to improve absorption and effectiveness. The best time to apply Elemite and Elemite Enhancer together is during ,or just prior [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|How To Do Orgranic|Comments Off on Elemite Application Guidlines

Organic? Yep. Elemite is the real McCoy.

What is The Organic Materials Review Institute: "OMRI supports organic integrity by developing clear information and guidance about materials, so that producers know which products are appropriate for organic operations. OMRI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides an independent review of products, such as fertilizers, pest controls, livestock health care products, and numerous other [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Organic|1 Comment

Tomato plant diseases? Got one? Let’s see.

Tomato Plant Disease Check: How can you tell if your crop is lacking Nitrogen? Boron? Magnesium? Or most other micro and macro nutrients? Here's a quick and general "eyeball test" put forth by Wade Berry, UCLA. An excerpt from his paper entitled "Plant Physiology: Symptoms of Deficiency in Essential Minerals" is quoted below with photographs provided [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Crop Health|Comments Off on Tomato plant diseases? Got one? Let’s see.

Cornell researchers find: “The higher the CEC the more clay or organic matter present in the soil. This usually means that high CEC (clay) soils have a greater water holding capacity than low CEC (sandy) soils.”

Credit | Spectrum Analytic Agronomic Libraryhttp://www.spectrumanalytic.com/support/library/ff/CEC_BpH_and_percent_sat.htm Cation exchange Capacity fact sheet from Cornell University. The capacity of the soil to hold on to positively charged ions in the soil is called the cation exchange capacity (CEC). Examples of cations include calcium (Ca2+), magnesium (Mg2+), and potassium (K+), sodium (Na+). According to the fact sheet, [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|CEC|Comments Off on Cornell researchers find: “The higher the CEC the more clay or organic matter present in the soil. This usually means that high CEC (clay) soils have a greater water holding capacity than low CEC (sandy) soils.”

What is Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)?

The CEC Mechanism is the soil's Cation Exchange Capacity. CEC is a measure of how many nutrients a soil can supply to crop, or in other words, how fertile is the soil? The higher the CEC, the more fertile the soil which leads directly to the number of times crops can be grown and harvested. [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|CEC|Comments Off on What is Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)?

The 15 Nutrients Your Plants are Dying to Have

Most farms today focus almost exclusively on Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Calcium (NPK). So each year, they find themselves adding more and more NPK to maintain yield. Farmers today struggle to feed the the ever-rising population with limited resources (Kumari K.A et al, 2014). As much as 60% of the yield of many crops depends on [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|Soil Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 15 Nutrients Your Plants are Dying to Have