Today there seems to be a resurging interest in local grains and heirloom grain varieties. When we think of wheat today, most envision large combines on the Great Plains or Pacific Northwest. People are waking up to the idea that grain crops used to be grown on small farms throughout the United States, outside of today’s commodity wheat production regions.
Field Notes – February 2019
Whether or not the groundhog saw its shadow where you are, things will soon be greening up on ranches, farms, and gardens around the state.
Recent research has shown how adding cover crops and cattle to cash crop rotations can boost both soil health and profits.
We’ve done some of our own thinking on how cover crops can boost beneficial insect populations.
Some of the most important among those beneficial insects are native bees. Can they step up to help out beleaguered honeybee populations? That’s an important research question – we share some of the latest findings.
None of this means giving up on honeybees. In fact, we’re offering a beekeeping workshop on March 28. Please spread the word!Field Notes – February 2019 (PDF, 500 KB)