Importance of Soil Nutrients

Hi, I’m Jim Zwack with The Davey Institute, one of the oldest tree research laboratories in North America and today we’re talking trees. You may not realize it, but there’s a lot going on beneath our feet. So often when we are called out to examine a tree, we first need to take a look … “Importance of Soil Nutrients”

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Risk and Nutrient Management in High Tunnels

Inside of high tunnels there’s protection from several really important ubiquitous diseases of tomato plants *music* on the other side there are a few diseases that are unique to the high tunnel situation because of the high humidity but what we don’t have inside the high tunnel is wet leaf surfaces and that’s where the … “Risk and Nutrient Management in High Tunnels”

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Soil Nutrient Management on an Urban Farm with Melissa and Adam Millsap

hi I’m Melissa and I’m Adam and we’re the owners and operators of Urban Roots farm and Urban Roots is actually in west-central neighborhood which is in downtown Springfield Missouri and we are right in the middle of a neighborhood we’re about a mile west of our downtown here in Springfield we have 1.7 acres … “Soil Nutrient Management on an Urban Farm with Melissa and Adam Millsap”

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Crop Nutrient Decline

“Crop Nutrient Decline” But sellers of supplements like to argue that we have to take vitamin pills, because the nutrient content of our crops has declined over the last 50 years due to soil depletion. Is that true? The nutrient content of our food is in decline: fact or fiction? It’s a fact. But by … “Crop Nutrient Decline”

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What NPK Means and Other Plant Nutrient Tips

Hi I’m Tricia, an organic gardener. I grow organically for a healthy and safe food supply, for a clean and sustainable environment, for an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Most gardeners compare NPK numbers diligently to make sure that their plants get the right nutrients but that’s only half the story, plants need at least sixteen … “What NPK Means and Other Plant Nutrient Tips”

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Managing Nutrients

[ Silence ] [ Music ]>>As you’ve seen in the earlier segments of this series, naturally healthy soil is much more efficient at storing and cycling nutrients. Over time, you’ll be able to grow crops with far less chemical fertilizer, but the first few years can be challenging. Before we talk about ways to deal … “Managing Nutrients”

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The Science of Soil Health: Using Cover Crops to Soak up Nutrients for the Next Crop

No farmer wants to lose precious nutrients in the cool season but this is exactly what happens when a field is left fallow. We visited with Penn State’s Dr. Sjoerd Duiker to talk about how they use cover crops to ensure that those nutrients stay where they belong. You know in Pennsylvania, especially characteristic of … “The Science of Soil Health: Using Cover Crops to Soak up Nutrients for the Next Crop”

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