Earth Eats: Real Food, Green Living

Posts tagged fertilizer

August 26, 2014

 

three people packing tomatoes

What Goes Into The Price Of Your Tomato

U.S. farmers grow about $2 billion worth of tomatoes annually, though production numbers have steadily decreased over the past decade.

August 4, 2014

 

Farmer Jeff Jones feeds cows

‘Right To Farm’ Pits Farmer Against Farmer

The amendment has become a hot button issue. On one side: commodity groups. On the other: animal rights groups.

February 20, 2014

Ag Info 

ag-data-computer

Farmers Worry About Sharing Big Data

Farmers are using precision information from their fields to prescribe exact doses of everything from seeds to fertilizer. How much data do they want to share?

February 19, 2014

Waste Not 

An outhouse sits in a snowy field in Idaho

The Dirt On ‘Humanure’

As the world's topsoil erodes and drinking water stores dwindle, developed countries could be forced to recycle more human waste to grow food. How safe is it?

December 24, 2012

Drought Drama 

shipping-boat

Fertilizer On Fast Track Up Mississippi River

Water levels have fertilizer shippers scrambling to get their product to market before low water dries up their most important shipping route.

February 13, 2012

Flower Power 

A bouquet of pink roses wrapped in plastic marked with the Fairtrade logo.

This Valentine’s Day, Know Where Your Flowers Come From

Do you know where your Valentine's Day bouquet came from? Most supermarket flowers have a thorny history.

October 9, 2011

Green Thumb 

baby broccoli plant

Beginners Guide To Gardening: Crop Rotation

Crop rotation is a practice that has been around for centuries with proven benefits. Best of all, it requires no chemical fertilizers or pesticides!

September 23, 2011

Fertilizer Crisis 

A map illustrates the distribution of the use of phosphorus fertilizers around the world, in shades of purple, pink, and white.  Low concentrations are used across sub-saharan Africa and much of Russia, South America, and Australia.  The largest areas of use of highly-concentrated fertilizer are in central North America, Europe, northern India, and especially China. .

The Great Food Security Threat: Peak Phosphorus?

It's a finite underground mineral deposit. Its availability influences food security. And the world is running out. Think it's oil? Actually, it's phosphorus.

June 12, 2011

Green Thumb 

worms in dirt with newspaper

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Recycling In The Garden

Can you think of a better lifestyle than living at one with your environment from start to finish?

May 20, 2011

Sustainable Gardening 

two hogs next to their shed

Using What You’ve Got: Permaculture And Rain Barrels

Three farmers use what they've got to water their garden, rebuild their soil, and transform a wilderness plot into a homestead.

April 24, 2011

Green Thumb 

Organic Apples

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Organic All The Way

Why does using organic methods to grow food matter? Why is organic more expensive? Is the food better? Join the discussion on these and more organic issues.

April 17, 2011

Green Thumb 

Bat Guano Fertilizer

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Feeding Your Sprouts

What nutrients do plants need? What fertilizers should I use? How does companion planting work? We answer these questions to help your young sprouts grow.

August 5, 2010

Food Safety 

soybean plants

Pharmaceuticals In Soybeans? Crops Absorb Toxins, Research Shows

Scientists have found that certain crops easily absorb pharmaceuticals and personal care products, or PPCPs.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Earth Eats:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

About Earth Eats

Search Earth Eats

Earth Eats on Twitter

Earth Eats on Flickr

Harvest Public Media