Category Archives: Soil Conservation

Jars of Tools

Can you identify these seeds? They are some of our favorite cover crops. Here’s a hint list. Can you match the seed with the picture above? Buckwheat Daikon Radish Crimson Clover Hard Red Spring Wheat Why use cover crops? Here … Continue reading

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Organic Far Superior

After 30 years of side-by-side research, Rodale Institute has demonstrated that organic farming is better equipped to feed us now and well into the ever changing future.: After thirty years of a rigorous side-by-side comparison, the Rodale Institute confidently concludes … Continue reading

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Spring’s Farm Work

It’s early spring on the Allegheny Plateau. Spring’s farm work is to prepare the fields and sow the crops.  It sure helped to plant a cover crop after the mid-summer garlic harvest last year. Our crop rotation is potatoes, alliums … Continue reading

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A Garlic Field Cocktail

No, we aren’t throwing a cocktail party in the garlic field. But a well-planned cover crop can help the soil of a summer-harvested garlic field get through a Hurricane Sandy. A mixture of cover crops are being used not only … Continue reading

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Decoding the Radishes

We have published 100 Wooleylot blogs.  In doing this, we have tried to give you some fun garlic facts, informative updates, interactive polls, food recipes, and a little bit of humor. We have tried to treat our blog site like … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Planning Tool

Talk to any farmer and they will tell you that cover crops are a cornerstone of sustainable agriculture. There are several choices and each one has a role in the cropping rotations. So, any tool to help us understand cover crops is … Continue reading

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Winter Field Frost Seeding

February 23rd gave us a unusally warm and sunny day here in Potter County, Pennsylvania. On that winter day, we were able to frost seed fields 1 and 2 with medium red clover, and make some general field observations. Here’s the photo essay on the frost seeding.  First … Continue reading

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