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This Year's Sludge Bucket

The sludge bucket is one of the many ways I try to re-capture the nutrients weeds steal from my soil. I have been experimenting with it for the past 4/5 years. 413 more words


Earth Day 2015

Earth Day challenges us to consider various ways we might contribute mitigate our impact on the planet and its resources.

Each year, Wisconsin households still send 600 million pounds of “food waste” and compostable material to our landfills. 78 more words

Outagamie County Master Gardener Association

Production systems, land cover change and soil factors affecting pasture production in semi-arid Nakasongola

Emmanuel Zziwa, Geoffrey Kironchi, Charles Gachene, Swidiq Mugerwa, Denis Mpairwe

Key words: Degradation, land use, rangeland, soil nutrients, Uganda.


The current pace of rangeland degradation imparted by appalling land use and management systems is greatly limiting the potential of the soil resource to support pasture production in semi-arid rangelands of Uganda. 175 more words


Soggy Ground and All

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day. We waited patiently for the sun to pop out and dry up some of the soggy ground. Once it did, we headed to the field. 503 more words



It’s a beautiful blue-sky kind of day and wouldn’t you know, Roy has to work off-farm. I’ve gone ahead and spread 120 pounds of ag-lime onto plot four by simply dumping it into our drop spreader then pushing it vertically and horizontally several times back and forth across the plot to ensure the lime is spread evenly.  159 more words

Soil Nutrients

Mulching With Christmas Trees

We have received a number of inquiries asking whether chipped up Christmas trees can be used for mulch, and whether the chips can be spread now or whether they have to be aged. 309 more words