Cropping Towards Better Soil and Plant Health Workshop in Kenmare, ND
The recent Soil Health Workshop response has motivated Jim Martindale to offer follow-up workshops. These will focus on specific practices for specific crops that will advance soil and plant health. Normally that also advances yield, quality and profitability many times in the first growing season.
The previous workshop held March 2nd on soil health provided the foundation for adding more pieces to the puzzle of successful crop production without sacrificing topsoil to the wind and water. This follow-up session to be held on Friday March 24th 2017, will be addressing specifics related to the production of Corn, Barley, Wheat, including Durum, Soybeans and Canola.
The morning session starting at 10:00 AM at Dave’s Place in Kenmare will be focused on the cereals and how to address the problems they are experiencing in the area. The content will include microbiome-friendly disease control strategies that assume the soil is handling water and air exchange adequately. One thing that is not needed in the recovery of soil and plant health is death (DOA) from “friendly fire”. It is avoidable.
The afternoon session will focus on Soybean and Canola production techniques. Unless careful attention is paid to the enhancement of the soil microbiome, these crops which may be experiencing reasonably good health for the present will not indefinitely unless careful attention is paid to the basics, such as root system development and the adequate minerals for soil and plant health supplied by endo and ecto-mycorrhizal microbes .
Techniques and technologies that reduce the use of herbicides and fungicides will be at the top of the list of alternatives to be discussed. The potential role of well-rooted cover crop species and how to integrate them will be discussed. Most unique will be the expose’ of the living legume mulch system for row crops such as sunflowers and corn, which Martindale has been championing since 1987.
In order to assure an adequate supply of training materials for attendees, it is suggested that those planning to attend RSVP below. Attendance at the daylong workshop is free.
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Annual Crop Producers Meeting 2016 – Recordings streaming now
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RECORDED PLAYBACKS BELOW
We were pleased to cooperate with Jim Martindale of Soil Regeneration Unlimited to offer this virtual conference in January, 2016. Listen to renowned scientists, leading crop consultants, and cutting edge crop producers explain why some of the most widely adopted biotech innovations have failed to create the higher yields, increased profits, or healthier crops and soils they claim to support. Explore new insights that are empowering growers to assess and restore soil health, build sustainable farms, and harvest more nutritious crops.
All Sessions are free to view – just click on the “Blue Highlighted” links below.
1. Making the Most of Cover Cropping
with Andrew Ambriole, Bio-Steward Farms, Roanoke, IN
and Dave Chance, Chance Farms, Lebanon, IN
Hosted by Jim Martindale, Soil Regeneration Unlimited, Ossian, IN
2. Tillage that Improves Soil Health…What???
by Jim Martindale, Soil Regeneration Unlimited, Ossian, IN
1. Monday Morning Session: Live Playback
Speakers listed in order include:
Frank Dean, Product Development Specialist, Lido Chem, “Setting the Table”
Mary Lucero, Systems Biologist, End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC, “Microbiomes and the Business of Food Security”
Don Huber, Professor Emeritus, Purdue, Bioenineering: Failed Promises, Flawed Science: An Unsustainable Strategy for the 21st Century
Anthony Samsel, Independent Scientist, Glyphosate (Roundup): the “Nontoxic” Chemical that is Destroying our Health
Stephanie Senneff, Glyphosate and Climate Change, Senior Research Scientist, MIT
Followed by Round Table Discussion and Open Forum
2. Tuesday Morning Session Live Playback
Speakers listed in order include:
AGROCHEMICALS IN THE FOOD CHAIN
Monica Krüger, Veterinary Faculty, University of Leipzig, as interpreted by Jim Martindale, Mary Lucero, and Frank Dean, “Reasons of Interest in Glyphosate Activity in Dairy Cow Farms” (Note: Due to some last minute interruptions, Dr. Monica Kruger, University of Leipzig, could not join this session. In the live recording, you will hear conference participants interpret the slide show she offered, and attempt to fill in the blanks on the fly. With all due respect, this could be what gets labeled be our “bloopers” session. It did provide some great opportunity for all of us to think beyond our comfort zones, and we hope we did no disservice to Dr. Kruger’s research.)
MICROBIALS OR PROBIOTICS IN NUTRITION
Frank Dean, Mary Lucero, Jim Martindale, “Microbials in Nutrition”
SOIL, PLANT, and MICROBIAL TESTING
Bob Streit, Iowa Consulting Agronomist, “Our Main Midwest Crops are still dying early, Causes, Treatments, and Solutions”
Bob Perry, Perry Agricultural Laboratory, Inc., “What’s Old is New Again, Albrecht and Soil Health”
Bob Schindelbeck, Extension Associate, Cornell Soil Health Lab, “Soil Health Principles-Understanding the Soil from Lab Testing to Field/Farm Management
Mary Lucero, Systems Biologist, Systems Biologist, End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC, “Monitoring Soil Microbes to Foster Crop Nutrition”
Michelle Gregg, Executive Director, Crop Health Laboratories, “Plant Sap Analysis, Enhancing efficiency and profitability”
3. Wednesday Morning Special Session (Microbial Density and Diversity Analysis Workshop) Live Playback www.anymeeting.com/233-134-147/E952DE84854730
4. Thursday Morning Session Live Playback
Part 1 – MAKING THE MOST OF ANIMAL WASTE
Nutrient Boom Trials for Liquid Fertilizer Applications in Corn-Doug Young, Spruce Haven Farms.
Manures and Creating Value From Them-Jim Martindale, Soil Regeneration Unlimited. This was originally presented with Al Jasper.
Part 2 – FERTILIZATION FOR SECURING THE CROP
1-Jerry Carlson, Renewable Farming LLC, Cedar Falls, IA, “12 Foliar Feeding Ideas for Higher Yields”
2-Jeremy Schulz and Ray McDonald, Innovative Surface Solutions, “Better Magnesium, Better Plant Nutrition”
3- Frank Dean-“Prudent 44, Patented Concentrated Phosphite Fertilizer Solution”
4-Closing Remarks from audience and from Jim Martindale, Suzanne Ricketts, Mary Lucero
Dear Friends of Curse Buster,
We are actively seeking a partnership with a US or Canada based company to play the major role in manufacturing the CurseBuster product line. Please pray for us that we may find a builder that shares our vision for tillage to be done God’s way. Thank you.
At this point, Carl Brubacher and myself are responsible for all sales and support activities.
Our parts inventory is currently stored at Troyer Brothers, Inc. in Decatur, Indiana.
Here are the ways of getting in touch with us all
Daniel and Jim phone 260-918-0481. Hours for this phone are 9am to 10pm EST. Cell phone number for Jim is 260-706-3133, for Daniel 260-443-5352.
And for email contact use the same as in the past. For Jim either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Carl’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org. For Daniel email is email@example.com
Thank you all for your continued interest and support, and most especially your prayers.
Jim, Carl, and Dan