Black Earth has been very fortunate to gain a business partner and friend in southern Illinois, Mike Shotts-Top Shot Ag.
Mike is a small business owner, farmer and family man who heard about the benefits of humates only a short time ago.
With his in-depth knowledge in local agriculture and passion for improving the lives of others, he decided that he could benefit his community of growers, and himself, by adopting a farming program that will maximize yields and move towards more sustainable farming practices.
Welcoming a New Member to Black Earth
With a new year at Black Earth upon us, the crew is happy to announce that we are welcoming a new member to our team!
We have Mr. Tesfay Teklay joining us as our Scientific Research Lead.
Better returns and a better environment.
As a farmer or horticulturalist looking to improve the quality of your crops, one of your main concerns may very well be that the soil additive you choose is beneficial to the environment.
Using products that are made only from organic materials will be one of the most important elements to your search.
Liquid or Granular - Which is Better?
After a recent trip to Italy and Spain, the question on whether to use liquid or granular humic material has been stirring in my mind. These markets are dominated by liquid humics, which are made from a full range of raw material sources.
From China, America, Canada and Australia, these materials become equal when the active ingredient is extracted.
Get more from your crops and gardens.
Generally speaking, the principles behind growing crops are often the same. One of the major problems that farmers and horticulturalists face is finding the proper soil additive to help their crops and gardens grow.
Unless you live in an area of the world with perfect soil, you've probably run into an obstacle or two on your way to growing strong, healthy, productive crops. With intensive modern farming practices, soils are being depleted of the nutrients that make your crops strong.
3 Questions about Black Earth... and their surprising answers!
Although using humic material as a soil additive isn't anything new, at Black Earth we still come across plenty of growers who aren't yet familiar with its uses.
Most of them quickly grow to love it, but before they do, they've often got a handful of important questions that they need the answers to.
Humic Matter as a Soil Additive
In searching for a good soil additive, you’ll want to take several things into consideration. Safe, versatile, effective -- can you really have all three?
You’ll want to ensure, for instance, that any soil amendment you choose works well with your particular type of soil, and that it ultimately has the ability to enhance the quality of your crops.
An Additive to Improve Soil Remediation
The cultivation of crops can be somewhat of a risky business, with many aspects factoring into the equation, including location, pollution, climate and drought conditions, to name a few.
Why Black Earth? Throughout history, farmers and gardeners have repeatedly relied on the benefits of organic products to improve soil conditions and crops during more cumbersome years. When underlying factors adversely affect a crop’s ability to produce, a soil additive is most often used to boost productivity. This is where Black Earth comes in.