Flooded Strawberry Fields In Florida Delay Fumigation

 

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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.

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Humic substances, among the most wondrous products of nature, are the recycled essential residues of life. Plants harvest the sun’s energy and create life from that energy plus the carbon and oxygen they pull out of the air and the minerals they pull out of the soil. When plants die, all of their components are decomposed through the aid of microorganisms and mineralization, then returned to the soil as organic matter. [Read more…]

New Video: Huma Gro® History and Product Development

This short (5:41) video provides a brief history of Huma Gro® and our product development.

Huma Gro® products are unique due to a proprietary complexing process that combines nutrients with very small organic particles that allow the nutrients to be absorbed into the plant at an efficiency rate far higher than other agricultural inputs. Huma Gro® offers products for every growing need. View the brochures:

Are you Growing Brilliance Strawberries? Planting Requirements and Nutritional Needs for Florida Strawberries

An interview with Jason Garcia, Huma Gro® Regional Manager and Agronomist

Jason GarciaBy Jael Batty

In August, Florida strawberry growers will begin laying plastic for the next season. Planting starts in September/October and harvest extends from December to early April. After the strawberry season, growers are double-cropping with watermelon, bean crops, or vegetable crops.

In the following interview with Huma Gro® Regional Manager and Agronomist, Jason Garcia, we cover the Brilliance variety of strawberry and recommended nutrient applications.
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Huma Gro®: Practically Perfect in Every Way for Strawberries

Successful strawberry farming presents many unique challenges. As with every other type of crop, each farm will have its own challenges related to soil, soil tilth, soil pathogens, soil nutrient cycling, nutrient availability, plant vigor, irrigation needs, etc. Combined with those challenges are strawberry farming cultural practices related to continuous cropping and soil fumigation—with the resulting lack of crop diversity and soil microbial diversity that increases soil-borne diseases and tends to reduce yields over time. Strawberry farming continues to get more expensive while yields (and profits) are diminishing. What to do?
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The Value of Humic Substances in the Carbon Lifecycle of Crops: Humic Acids, Fulvic Acids, and Beyond

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By Larry Cooper, with Rita Abi-Ghanem, PhD

Humic substances play an important role in soil fertility and crop yield. This article provides a basic overview of what humic substances are, how they are created, and how they work. Discussion is provided on how to add humic content to crop soil, including the use of commercial products such as the Huma Gro® line of carbon-rich organic acids.
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