Food Supply Problems

Can biological / sustainable / organic farming increase real production to keep up with the growing world population.  Over the next 20 years we will need twice as much food as we do now. We need honest real solutions to meet this challenge.

Midwestern Bio-Ag Bio-News Vol 14 Issue 1

Please find below the topics in this issue.  I got sent another issue so I have posted it.

  • Less Dependency
  • Don’t Violate the Principles of the Cow
  • MBA Working with Organic Valley on Transition Plot Research
  • Tibetan farmers face challenges
  • 2009 Winter Meeting Schedule

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Midwestern Bio-Ag Bio-News Vol 13 Issue 4

Please find below the topics in this issue.  This is the last issue MBA will be posting me, you can get further issues at Midwestern Bio-Ag

  • New Remote Consulting Program
  • Biofumigant crop
  • Understanding Magnesium
  • From CRP to Organic
  • MBA Two Day Conference
  • Trading Post
  • Energy sources for dairy cattle

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Midwestern Bio-Ag Bio-News Vol 13 Issue 3

Sorry about the delay in getting this one scanned.  Please find below the topics in this issue.

  • Cover Crops With a Purpose
  • Other Field Days
  • Guest Speakers for 2008
  • Field Day booths list
  • Avoiding eye problems
  • Midwest Pastures seeks producers
  • Feeding High Quality Forages

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Midwestern Bio-Ag Bio-News Vol 13 Issue 2

This is the latest newsletter from Midwestern Bio-Ag Spring 2008.

In this issue:

  • Fellers farm the biological program
  • Gary Zimmer’s Spring Letter
  • Tests
  • Flies Be Gone (by Jerry Brunetti)
  • 38″Rows, part two
  • Small things, BIG differences
  • How did forages overwinter
  • Trading Post
  • Feed Home Grown Quality

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Composting – Making Soil Improver from Rubbish

This is a great old document from the CSIRO on composting. It is written for the home gardener but also has some great scientific information like the right carbon to nitrogen ratios(C/N ratio) for compost.

Composting – Making soil improver from rubbish
Rubbish is one product our society makes very well. We make mountains and oceans of it. We dump it in holes and in the sea, bury it and burn it. But when we run out of holes, when the sea can not take any more, and when we get sick of smoke in our eyes, what do we do then?
One answer given by those who are concerned about our soils and food production system is: “Compost it and return it to the soil”. They are, of course, referring to the many organic materials that we throw away or burn – lawn clippings, leaves, weeds, sawdust, paper, kitchen scraps, seaweed, etc. The compost heap can convert this bulky “rubbish” into a soil improver and fertiliser. This booklet is about the science and art of making compost, and has a bit of philosophy too.

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Composting – Making Soil Improver from Rubbish

Midwestern Bio-Ag Bio-News Vol 13 Issue 1

This is the latest newsletter from Midwestern Bio-Ag Winter 2008.

In this issue:
Brunetti’s philosophy
Winter is prime time to plan
Manage N to protect OM
Why plant 38″ rows in May?
Transitioning off rBGH/BST
Little things, BIG difference
2008 Winter Meeting Schedule

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