Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Being "green" on St. Patrick's Day

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and to celebrate I decided to highlight one of our "green" farming practices...I applied some "Water 'n Poo".

We collected soil samples from around our farm a few weeks ago. The testing results we received listed the soil nutrient levels in each field and pasture we sampled, as well as the recommended amount of fertilizer we will need to apply to sufficiently grow our crops. Based on those results, it looks like our captured dairy manure will provide the right amount of phosphorus and potassium in several different places this spring.

You can learn a little more by watching this "GDF MooTube Minute" I filmed while applying the home-raised, cow-generated fertilizer today.

2 comments:

Random Ramblings of said...

from one dairy family to another - we appreciate you and what you do.

Steve Jones said...

Hey, Will. Could you send me an e-mail when you get a chance? Have a couple of questions to ask. Thanks.