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Dependence on Synthetic Fertilizers

For about the last 50 years, farmers around the world have used synthetic nitrogen fertilizers to boost their crop yields and drive the 20th century’s rapid agricultural intensification…But in their fervor to increase yields, farmers often dose their crops with more nitrogen than the plants can absorb. The total amount of nitrogen that is put …Read More

The Root of It All: What is lasagna gardening?

 by PATTI NAGAI Horticulture educator, Racine County UW-Extension I heard someone on public radio talking about “lasagna” gardening? Does that really work and would it be possible to try it this spring (assuming the snow melts?) — Terry, Caledonia. “Lasagna Gardening” is the name of a book written by Patricia Lanza, who has also written “Lasagna …Read More

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