Written by Guest Blogger
on Thursday, August 29, 2013
on grower, water
This post was written by Liz Birnbaum, Program Coordinator at the Ecological Farming Association.
All businesses face the challenge of managing their resources to provide a meaningful financial return. Organic farmers face the added challenge of attaining financial viability in harmony with the natural systems upon which their success ultimately depends. A key element in all farming is water. And how it gets used, stored, and managed can make a huge difference in a farm’s success.
Water management is not one-size-fits-all, so where can a farmer find the resources to save water and money...
Written by Jane Sooby
on Friday, January 4, 2013
on farming: materials and inputs, grower, help and tips, inputs, water
Widespread leakage of nitrogen from agricultural production has become a huge problem worldwide. Recent news articles have reported that numerous small towns in California’s central valley, the country’s most productive agricultural region, must use bottled water because their municipal water supplies are contaminated with dangerous levels of nitrates. A report issued by UC Davis in early 2012 documented that in California’s Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley, “roughly 254,000 people are currently at risk for nitrate contamination of their drinking water.” The “dead zone” in the Gulf of...