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How Farming Must Change or Risk ‘Destroying the Planet’

November 14, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The agriculture industry is one of the most important in the world as it helps to ensure that people have access to the food they need to live healthy lives. While this industry provides a valuable service to the entire world, it also can do some harm to the planet and the environment. The farming and agriculture industry can harm the planet in various ways, and changes will need to be made to make this practice greener and more sustainable.   How Farming Harms the Planet Today, farming can harm the planet in various ways. Some of the ways that... View Article

How the War in Ukraine Is Affecting Grain Supplies

June 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In the last two months, the world has witnessed two neighboring countries, Russia and Ukraine, engaged in a fierce battle. The war’s outcome is still very much unknown, and there’s no doubt that people worldwide are highly concerned about the number of lives lost every day. Therefore, the international community has called for the two countries to stop the current battle.  Negative Impacts of the Ukraine-Russia War Essentially, the war has had several negative impacts on the world. One of the most significant ones is the increasing price of grain. The main reason is that a large part of Ukraine’s... View Article

Tips for Controlling Weeds After Your Winter Wheat Harvest

February 6, 2020 2:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

With the wet weather this year, it has been difficult for farmers to apply herbicide as needed. Post-harvest weeds need to be addressed as soon as possible, so that you can limit soil moisture loss and prevent more weeds from growing. This also helps reduce the spread of wheat streak mosaic virus. We’ve assembled a collection of considerations to help you control your post-harvest winter wheat weeds in Lubbock, TX: Timing: If your wheat is part of a three-year rotation, then you can generally spray herbicides anytime within the next 30 days after harvest. However, if it doesn’t have an... View Article

Backyard Farming: How to Grow and Harvest Grains at Home

January 23, 2020 2:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

“Farm to table” has been a restaurant industry buzzword for the last few years, but if you have a backyard garden, you’re probably already living that lifestyle. From fruits and vegetables to herbs and edible flowers, growing your own food can be an incredibly satisfying—and practical—hobby. Have you considered growing your own grains in Lubbock, TX? Wheat, oats and other grains are easy to grow, provide a great source of nutrition and are the building blocks of a balanced diet (or a hearty homebrewing operation). How much space do I need? The average backyard size (about 1,000 square feet in... View Article

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