organic


Farming With Nature

Weed control, worms and cover crops will be discussed during the fourth annual Organic Field Day at the Bradford Research Center. The Organic Field Day will run from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and will run throughout the event. There are three different tours available to attendees in addition to several lectures that will take place inside the John Poehlmann…

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Go Organic!

Bradford to host third annual Organic Field Day on Aug. 6

The third annual Organic Field Day, hosted by the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center, will take place Thursday, Aug. 6. Registration for the event begins at 2:30 p.m. Tours begin at 3 p.m. Registration is available throughout the event. “We tried some different things last year, and we received a lot of good feedback,” Bradford Superintendent Tim Reinbott said. “We’re excited…

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Bradford to Host Event for Young Farmers

The Market Gardener tour is traveling to Bradford on December 15 to present a full-day Six Figure Farming workshop, sponsored by the Missouri Young Farmers Coalition. Learn Six Figure Farming for Small Plots from one of Canada’s most recognized and influential organic growers. This workshop will give you in-depth instruction with Jean-Martin Fortier about how adopting intensive methods of…

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Use Worms to Help with Organic Composting

Vermicomposting one of many topics featured at Organic Field Day

A vermicomposting bucket is mixed with food waste and worms. Several different species of worms such … Expand ▸A vermicomposting bucket is mixed with food waste and worms. Several different species of worms such as Canadian nightcrawlers, red wigglers or earthworms are excellent at decomposing organic waste products to turn into beneficial soil amendments. Hands-on…

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Seeds of Change

Transition research explores best practices for shifting from conventional to organic production

Rye and hairy vetch—the two most common cover crops for Missouri. Reinbott said they’re grown … Expand ▸Rye and hairy vetch—the two most common cover crops for Missouri. Reinbott said they’re grown together because rye provides significant fall, winter and spring cover while the hairy vetch fixes nitrogen in the soil. When mowed down the mulch may provide…

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Gases and Grasses

CAFNR receives grant to study cover crops and greenhouse gases

With freshly sprouted cover crops of cereal rye and hairy vetch, the University of Missouri’s Bradford Research and Extension Center is embarking on the university’s first nationally funded organic farming research project. Those cover crops are the first step in a project funded by a grant of more than $740,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food…

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Closed-loop compost system begins operation Friday, Nov. 18

While the covered Aerated Static Pile is high-tech in its waste management engineering and … Expand ▸While the covered Aerated Static Pile is high-tech in its waste management engineering and chemistry, its construction is conventional. Perforated, removable piping delivers oxygen to the composting mass. A system like this can handle MU’s food waste stream and…

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