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CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – Winter 2016

Soil samples have been trickling in which indicates that the arrival of warmer days and soils is just around the corner. This newsletter is chock-full of information about our soil testing (CEC, Saturated Paste and Bio-logical) and how these tools are utilized to contribute to the success of any size growing operation.

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – Fall 2015

Stories Include: Did You Miss Our Winter Newsletter? Silent Spring! CSI Welcomes Smaller Growers and Homesteaders! Think of Your Soil as a Battery Biologically Speaking Crop Residue Management Sequestering Carbon…a Biological Process Compost Tea on Turf Grass and Landscapes Introducing our Garden Programs

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – Fall 2014

Download a PDF version of this newsletter ACRES Pre-Conference Track CSI is proud to be presenting a (2-day) seminar on Sustainable & Organic Farming at ACRES ECO-AG University Dec. 3-4, 2014. Eco-Ag University is the Advanced Learn-ing program offered through ACRES where attendees can choose a variety of “pre-conference tracks” taught by top-notch consultants, farmers, […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – January 2013

BELATED HOLIDAY GREETINGS: Thank You for Your Past Business & we hope you had a great holiday season and we look forward to working with you this year. Good Luck & Good Growing. Dr. Phil, Joe & Sue. CHANGE AT CSI: Ron Ward has retired. We wish him well and welcome on board Joe Miazgowicz […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – August 2012

GREETINGS: Hope you, your family, your livestock and your crops are surviving the challenging weather. Also hope you had crop insurance if needed. This season has certainly reminded me of the importance of supporting your crop at every stage possible. Current commodity prices should allow you to put a little more in to get a […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – January 2012

GROWING PROBLEMS: In spite of our best practices we can still be challenged by Weeds, Insects, Diseases and Conditions. I will address each of these and give you some ideas that may help you avoid or deal with them. These problems can be worsened by rising carbon dioxide levels that can cause a major change in […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – August 2011

Letting Nature Supply All Your Nitrogen Needs Human activity is affecting planet earth to such an extent that natural scientists are naming this time the beginning of a new geological age/epoch called Anthropocene (the recent age of man) and ending what was the Holocene epoch (about 17,000 years ago to present). We are no longer […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – January 2011

YOUR UNIQUENESS: As a reader of this newsletter, Acres USA, Stockman Grass Farmer, etc. you are very much in a minority, although a growing one. You obviously think for yourself and have the ability to discern and seek information outside the university/chemical company system (which has controlled & dominated our agriculture/food system since the 40’s). Their approach has […]

CSI Grower Grazier Newsletter – July 2010

THE CHICKENS HAVE COME HOME TO ROOST: The President’s Cancer Panel, established in 1971, is sounding the alarm bell about chemicals in our daily lives, including those coming from conventional agriculture. The panel is at the top of the “medical mainstream” and not part of the Organic or Sustainable Ag movement. The three person panel has one […]

Making A Transition To Biological / Sustainable / Organic AG: How To Observe And Document Your Progress

By Philip A. Wheeler, Ph.D. The first step in the transition is to establish the existing mineral levels in your soil and determine their availability to your crop. This is best obtained by have two distinctive type of testing done.  The first test is the standard Cation Exchange Capacity or CEC, which measures the amount of major, […]