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SAP Analysis…What We’ve Learned and Observed!

Sap Analysis is way to measurement nutrient levels and balance during the growing season. Sap analysis indicates what is happening in the blood of the plant. A sample is collected in two parts, a sample of old mature leaves as well as a sample of new fully developed leaves. This constitutes one sample. For the […]

Cannabis and Hemp Production…Soil Testing is the Basis!

The recent Farm Bill supported the inclusion of Hemp production as a legal and viable agricultural crop. This along with the increasing desire to grow and cultivate both medicinal and recreational cannabis in various states has created quite a fury of soil samples coming into CSI from growers all over the US. Chuck Holman, one […]

Packaged Biologicals…Carbon & Biology

Obviously CSI has been a proponent of package biological products for many years. Having tested products over the years, it is apparent that in lieu of or in conjunction with a good quality compost and/or compost tea, inoculating soil and plants with biological inoculums can also provide the basis for improving soil health, plant health, […]

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 […]