Anyone who’s attended a Kerr Center horticulture workshop in the last umpteen years has been exposed to the idea that crop rotations confer numerous benefits both on the soils they’re carried out on, and on the crops that grow in those soils. Studies hot off the academic presses have just added more support to the notion.
Field Notes – October 2017
The nights are noticeably longer than the days by now, and many farm and ranch activities are being put to rest for the season. With that thought, we’re focusing this issue on tasks for the so-called slack months in the agricultural calendar. (After all, it’s October – and is there anything spookier than the thought of being caught unprepared?)
David Redhage shares an article on something few would’ve even thought to plan for: a long-term decline in the nutritional value of pollinators’ pollen food source.
We report on our latest hoophouse workshop, held earlier this month, and point to a brand new (and free) set of plans for building your own hoop house.
We’ve made updates to our series of pollinator resource guides, and offer a reminder of some valuable resources for helping to decide how to keep cattle fed through the cooler months.Field Notes – October 2017 (PDF, 700 KB)