Fall Is Fertil Humus® Time

In a recent USDA blog, Spencer Miller states the case for “No-Till November”: Repeated tillage undermines the soil structure and reduces aggregate stability. It breaks down organic matter and drains carbon from the soil.” He quotes Neil Sass, a USDA agronomist, who described the dramatic effect tillage has on soil microbiology as “akin to an earthquake, tornado, and fire happening all at the same time.” And by not inflicting that kind of devastation on the microbiome, “when you have the support of trillions of microbes, you can grow more with less.” [Read more…]

Rye: A Popcorn Farmer’s Experience with Cover Crops

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Dan Hilger in his 2nd year growing rye, May 2015

An Interview with Nebraska Farmer Dan Hilger

By Jael Batty

Nebraska farmer Dan Hilger recently incorporated rye into his corn and soybean crop rotation. Cover crops are a natural addition to Dan’s farming methods, which include minimum tillage and biostimulant inputs (Huma Gro® products). These practices increase soil health, reduce pest and weed pressure, and diversify his income.

In the following interview, we discuss the popcorn farmer’s rye growing practices. Continue reading

Popcorn Farmer Combats Current Farming Challenges

Dan Hilger

Daniel Hilger at the Nebraska State Fair

An Interview with Nebraska Farmer Dan Hilger

By Jael Batty

Popcorn grower Dan Hilger fights weeds, erosion, flooding, and low commodity prices with an innovative approach that improves his soil health.

The Nebraska farmer applies Huma Gro® products (biostimulants) to his soil to increase soil organic matter. Organic matter stimulates soil biology to break down nutrients and minerals for plant uptake. This keeps Hilger’s crops healthy enough that they naturally resist disease and insect pressure.

In addition to using biostimulants, the popcorn grower has been protecting his crops and the environment by practicing minimum tillage and growing rye cover crops.

In the following interview, we discuss the Nebraska farmer’s innovative approach and the influence that has led him to his current farm methods. Continue reading.

BHN Hires Dr. Mojtaba Zaifnejad to Oversee Agricultural Research

Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN), has hired Mojtaba Zaifnejad, PhD, to be Senior Director of Field Research and Technical Services. In this position he will oversee the company’s agricultural product-use research and field trials for its Huma Gro® and Fertilgold® Organics soil health, crop nutrition, and crop protection brand lines. He will also provide technical support to the sales team and to company clients. [Read more…]

BHN Launches “The Huma Gro Farmer” Podcast

Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN), has launched a new podcast series titled The Huma Gro Farmer. The podcast features episodes on how to “grow healthy”—featuring interviews with industry leaders on specific agriculture-related topics, how to use Huma Gro® products for superior results, and best practices for using product combinations for specific crops (early podcast episodes focused on strawberries). [Read more…]

Flooded Strawberry Fields In Florida Delay Fumigation

 

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Jason Garcia

An interview with Jason Garcia, Florida Regional Manager and Agronomist

By Jael Batty

Flooded fields and ongoing rain in Florida have put a damper on strawberry fumigation and pre-plant preparation. In August and September, strawberry growers are normally fumigating and laying plastic in preparation for the upcoming strawberry season. This year, they’re not. Strawberry growers in Florida are underwater right now in terms of their soil saturation. Our advice to strawberry farmers: don’t fumigate and don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Continue reading

The Huma Gro Farmer Podcast: Episode 4 – Soil Biology and Soil Health with Promax®

By Jael Batty

In Episode 4 of The Huma Gro Farmer podcast, we discuss Soil Biology and Soil Health with Promax®. Promax® is an OMRI-listed organic pesticide that kills soil pathogens and nematodes. Join us as we discuss crop protection with our experts, Bio Huma Netics, Inc. President and CEO Lyndon Smith, and Eastern U.S. Sales Manager and Agronomist Barrett Smith. See show notes.

The Huma Gro Farmer Podcast: Episode 3 – Soil Biology and Soil Health with Zap®

By Jael Batty

In Episode 3 of The Huma Gro Farmer podcast, we discuss Soil Biology and Soil Health with Zap®. Because a healthy soil biology is vital to a healthy crop, we must rebuild soil biology after fumigant or pesticide use. We discuss this with our experts, Bio Huma Netics, Inc. President and CEO Lyndon Smith, and Eastern U.S. Sales Manager and Agronomist Barrett Smith. Join us as we discuss how Zap® rebuilds soil biology after fumigant/pesticide use. See show notes.

The Huma Gro Farmer Podcast: Episode 2 – All Things Strawberry (Part 2)

By Jael Batty

In Episode 2 of The Huma Gro Farmer podcast, we discuss All Things Strawberry from bud initiation to post-harvest with our strawberry brain trust: Huma Gro® Senior Director of U.S. Domestic Sales Doug Greer, Eastern Sales Manager and Agronomist Barrett Smith, Florida Regional Agronomist Jason Garcia, and special guests Certified Crop Advisor and Pest Control Advisor for WRT Ag in California Silvano DeLuna, and President of the strawberry dynasty Fancy Farms in Plant City, Florida Dustin Grooms. See show notes.

The Huma Gro Farmer Podcast: Episode 1 – All Things Strawberry (Part 1)

By Jael Batty

Welcome to The Huma Gro Farmer podcast, in which we discuss crop nutrition and crop protection with experts in the field. Your host, Larry Cooper interviews agronomists, certified crop advisors, and Huma Gro distributors and customers about proven Huma Gro® programs and strategies for growing premium, high yield crops.

In Episode 1, we discuss All Things Strawberry from pre-plant to transplant with our strawberry brain trust: Huma Gro® Senior Director of U.S. Domestic Sales Doug Greer, Eastern Sales Manager and Agronomist Barrett Smith, Florida Regional Agronomist Jason Garcia, and special guests Certified Crop Advisor and Pest Control Advisor for WRT Ag in California Silvano DeLuna, and President of the strawberry dynasty Fancy Farms in Plant City, Florida Dustin Grooms.

See show notes.

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