November 2008 Issue PDF
The Acres U.S.A. November 2008 issue; Vol. 38, No. 11; contains the following:
by Neal Kinsey
These crucial issues must be addressed by growers who want to use compost responsibly and efficiently.
A NEW USE FOR COMPOST TEA
by Edwin Blosser
Growers are finding that post-harvest application of quality compost tea can eliminate nutrient loss — here’s how it works.
INNOVATIONS IN COMPOSTING
by Phil Wheeler, Ph.D.
Today’s compost innovators are producing a product with higher calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, nitrogen and trace minerals.
PUTTING COMPOST IN ITS PLACE
by Jon Frank
These important facts — and related misconceptions — about compost can save your farm money and prevent problems before they occur.
ONE MAN’S TREK TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
by Arthur Bolduc
After trying the “get big” philosophy of industrial ag, this struggling grower discovered eco-farming, and now he’s rediscovered both passion and profits in his profession.
BERYLLIUM: A HEAVENLY ENIGMA!
by Charles Walters
The physician Maynard Murray put it this way — all the elements figure in life. Here’s a look at one of the most mysterious.
THE FIGHT AGAINST NAIS CONTINUES
by Judith McGeary
HOG GENETICS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
by Kelly Klober
The leaner pig is on its way out, and range producers are poised to take over with sturdier, superior animals.
by Dorothy Rieke
This primer on one of the most basic conservation techniques will give even veteran land managers food for thought.
by Modesto Cappelluti
In an era of collapsing economies, energy crises and food riots, the community garden is an idea whose time has come again.
INTERVIEW: Gary Paul Nabhan
PRESERVING & REVIVING FOOD DIVERSITY
This ethnobiologist and author is determined to save vanishing food traditions and varieties and get them back into gardens, farms, restaurants and pantries.