Farmers need answers to production questions. Good organic field studies exist that offer solutions to farm production questions. How do we get this useful information to the farmers that need it?
We are dedicated to providing farmers with useful information that is field-ready and easy to use. The studies below provide support for the concepts of organic agri-food – maintain nutrient dense yields while keeping good soil aggregation.
IOWA STATE MARSDEN FARM ROTATIONS STUDY
1PLOS ONE_ Increasing Cropping System Diversity Balances Productivity,
Profitability and Environmental Health
This long term study (9 years) found that more diverse rotations of 3-4 years, maintained yields while chemical use was reduced. You can read the Abstract at a higher magnification, to see this key point made.
ORGANIC FERTILIZER GUIDE FOR THE PACIFIC NORTH WEST
Designed for small organic farmers and gardeners this is a well researched and practical guide to nutrient management using biological materials.
Look at the pages: pg.6 crops grouped by Nitrogen needs; pg.9 nutrients in manures; pg.12 nutrients in other materials; pg.14 calculating nitrogen balances (organic farmers are under-fertilizing for nitrogen)
The start of an organic nutrient management plan is calculating organic nitrogen balances.
IMPERIAL TO METRIC CONVERSIONS
Imperial to Metric Conversion Factors
Anything you can think of is included here
ORGANIC ROB TILTH INDICATOR – we are developing this monitoring tool
Are farming practices building up or breaking down soil structure?
this collection of 5 research-validated field indicators is designed to help farmers and organic inspectors and others assess the impacts of farming practices on the soil structure of a field