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Robotic Weeders Have Gone From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Robotic Weeders Have Gone From Science Fiction to Science Fact Weeds can be one of the most trourblesome problems, especially for organic farmers. But now there's a solution that looks like something out of the pages of science fiction--robotic weeders! This recent article in The Guardian provides a quick overview of various robotic farming methods being used in field and greenhouse, as well as the reasons robots may be a solution for farmers dealing with high costs, labor shortages, and the need to decrease chemical inputs.  Continue Reading →

Rodale Says Regenerative Agriculture is a Win-Win-Win Climate Solution

If you're familiar with the Rodale Institute, then you know about their deep commitment to soil health. At Soil Tech, we share this commitment and consider organizations like the Rodale Institute to be incredible resources. We invite you to view one of their recent white papers here--it'a all about how regenerative agriculture offers a win-win-win solution to the climate crisis. Continue Reading →

The Long Term Effects of Nitrogen Fertilizer on Soil Biology

The Long Term Effects of Nitrogen Fertilizer on Soil Biology Nitrogen fertilizer is an established part of most agriculture and plant care routines. However, new research suggests that long term use of nitrogen may have unintended consequences. Like many growers, you may already know there are bacteria that work synergistically with plants to make more nitrogen available. Inoculating beans and peas with species specific bacteria to take advantage of this relationship has become common practice for farmers and gardeners. The legumes shelter the bacteria in their roots, providing them with [...] Continue Reading →