Our Southeast Asia program (SEAP) is working with Cocoa Care to help struggling cocoa farmers in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Together, they provide training, education, and help farmers replant or rehabilitate their cocoa trees. I visited some of the farmers last fall to learn more about their challenges and how the program works.
The first in a series of nutrient deficiency eBooks is now available on Amazon. The book provides readers with a valuable diagnostic tool through its unique collection of photographs documenting nutrient deficiency symptoms in broccoli. Get the Kindle version here. An iTunes version is coming soon!
The International Plant Nutrition Institute has officially released the results of the 2015 North American Soil Test Summary. The summary is the most extensive evaluation of the fertility of North American soils ever conducted. It shows status and temporal trends for several critical nutrient and pH components of soil health and provides insights into the sustainability of farming practices.
For the first time, IPNI has released the results of these four most recent summaries within a web-based data analysis system found at http://soiltest.ipni.net. This website provides new opportunities to view, compare and contrast soil fertility data over this 15-year time period. The site also provides full access to a range of charts, maps, and tabular data sets, read more.
IPNI co-sponsored a symposium on N management, Metrics for Management of Sustainable Crop Nutrition, at the annual ASA, CSSA, SSSA meeting held in Minneapolis, MN.
Dr. Cliff Snyder, IPNI N program director, presided over the symposium. Presenters: IPNI directors, Dr. Tom Bruulsema and Dr. Rob Norton; Allison Thomson; Lara Moody; David Mulla; and Bruce Montgomery.
For audio and presentations click here.
This booklet is a practical guide to forage production developed by Dr. Don Ball, Dr. Carl Hoveland and Dr. Garry Lacefield, authors of the widely popular book Southern Forages – Modern Concepts for Forage Crop Management.
The 56 page Pocket Guide is packed with useful facts and reference lists related to plant characteristics, fertilizer and nutrients, stand establishment, animal requirements, grazing, and forage quality, including hay and silage. Visit our online store to purchase.