Favorable Furrows at North Slope Farm.. An ecological focus directs us to be conscious of Life around us. As a Farmer, you learn about the irony of constantly battling nature, to yield a profitable crop…To read more about Todd Haldeman’s experience with Favorable Furrows – Click Here. Discussion, Observation and Investigation has popularized the awareness … Read more
The Photo above is included in our Standard Operating Procedures – Album, at our Flickr Page North Slope Farm. The Album includes photos of all the tillage and methods of working the soil, to grow our crops. More specific information about Favorable Furrows can be found by following this link.
The Current NSF practice for Planting, following the principal of the Bio-Extensive System, is the use of Favorable Furrows, including cultivation and inter cropping of clover cover crops to follow the Cash Crop. The Clover would then be allowed a year of growth.
Conservation Innovation Grant – Soil Health Monitoring, Reduced Tillage Techniques and Farm Tours. NOFA Massachusetts, NOFA Connecticut and NOFA New Jersey each have three farms participating in a three year grant, studying soil health, carbon sequestration and Reduced Tillage Practices. To learn more about the Grant, check of NOFAMass.org, Specifically; https://www.nofamass.org/programs/nofa-conservation-innovation-grant-nrcs-project North Slope Farm, Morganics … Read more
Crop Care Season Summary 2015 Second Year Element Focus – Summary By JT Introduction: Crop care is at the core of everything we do at North Slope Farm. Once a crop is in the ground, it falls under the jurisdiction of the “crop care manager,” thus all perennials and annuals need attention, care, and time … Read more
NOFA-NJ Winter Conference Notes 2016 Mike Rassweiler, NorthSlopeFarm.com February 2016: Insights gained from workshops attended Soil Fertility Management for Organic Farms Joseph Heckman, Ph.D, Rutgers University Production problems are almost always traced back to nutrient imbalance in the soil. Starting the conference with the practiced wisdom of Dr. Heckman was good for me, as the … Read more
Monthly Summary- August 2014 Logs reviewed and prepared by DD General Observations: Overall, this month was much more mild than normal with a dry beginning and a mild ending. TH in charge of crew during first week while CH and MR on vacation. Cover cropping placed as a significant priority. MR determines seed order with … Read more
JT – 3/6/15 Second Year Focus Introduction: Crop Care Crop care is a major element throughout day-to-day life on the farm. Once seeds are sown or seedlings planted, they need attention, care, and tending. As with anything biological, certain conditions produce healthier lives for the living organism, and our crops at North Slope are no … Read more
Summary At the beginning of this season I began by inventorying the seed and culling a lot of old and miscellaneous seeds. This task was to help formulate the seed order, but also gave the whole process a fresh start. We then looked at maps of last season’s crop rotation and quickly established the fields … Read more
Planting Focus Summary 2016 – Dan DeLago Goals 2016 Minimizing tillage and attempting to provide constant cover for the soil via intercropping were two major goals in the spring. In this passage I will discuss the various techniques applied to achieve these goals and potential improvements for the future. 2015 A chisel plow, … Read more