Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Bayou Rape Kale Hybrid.
Agriculture is critical to society – it provides the raw materials that feed and clothe us all – but we need new sources of funding to build the United States' public agricultural research capacity....
Options for growing specialty crops are limited by what a property can support. Consider soil, water, climate and location when buying land for specialty crop production.
Consider terrain, soil type and fertility, water, weed and brush encroachment, and forage resources before buying land with the goal of crop or hay production.
When buying land with the goal of producing cattle, consider stocking rate, forage quality and type, soil type and fertility, terrain and slope of the land, water sources in each pasture, number of pastures and traps, working pen availability and condition, fence condition and type, and other infrastructure.
Resources for landowners with white-tailed deer management goals.
Although most tracts of land offer wildlife management opportunities, wildlife goals are more easily attained on some properties than others. Consider native plant communities, habitat, surrounding area and property size.
Avoid surprises during a land transaction by considering economic factors, such as the prices of depreciable assets and who will pay what at closing.
Steve Upson, soils and crops consultant for the Noble Research Institute, talks about the pros and cons of different materials available for raised bed and container garden construction.