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Legumes, such as alfalfa and clovers need a balance of nutrients in the soil to produce their own Nitrogen. The more Nitrogen the legumes can produce, the higher percentage of protein the forages will provide the animals grazing. So the higher protein the animals are...

HyR BRIX® Fertilizer, a specialty fertilizer company owned and operated by a fourth generation farmer in Delaware, Ohio recently began a testing program for its new liquid fertilizer, and the results have been copious in more than one way.Dan and Jennifer Lane, co-owners of HyR...

Ever wonder why the sick plants seem to draw in more insects? Just as the lion preys on the weakest of the herd, insects have the same natural selection. Although the concept is similar, insects actually have a much different reason for selection.We have preached...

This is a very loaded question for its wide array of answers, but one that is commonly asked throughout our retailer’s stores. While it can sometimes point to a disease, a fungicide may or may not help. The problem usually starts a lot deeper, such...

It all began with the family of a fourth-generation farmer and their church. Dan and Jennifer Lane hope that the revolution they’ve begun in central Ohio will reach and affect you and your family.The Lanes manage 2,000 acres of farmland in Delaware County, Ohio. Their...

Most of the northern U.S. homeowners are getting anxious this “spring” but as temperatures are starting to climb there are a few important spring lawn care tips to remember before you hop on the mower.Timing is everything. One common mistake most homeowners make is to start...

Spring is so close we can taste it! April Fools! It may be a while before we can get back into the garden, but with weather like this it is the perfect time to start planning your garden without even stepping a foot outdoors. Here...

Why is it that consumers prefer to buy produce directly from the farmer?  While the craze to support local business has spread widely the past several years, consumers are also finding that same-day, fresh-picked produce often has a better taste than store-bought produce.  That is...