It was a decent year, more detail to come!
Selected Crop Yields and Management – Season One of three year USDA / NOFA Soil Health study of Reduced Tillage Data below will reflect the Planting dates, Begin and End Harvest Dates and total Crop Yields. The selected crops were Carrots and Napa Cabbage, in Permanent Raised Beds. Also, Summer Squash and Green Beans in … Read more
First season, Three year Soil Health Grant – sub focus, IPM Scouting. Paige Sirak, a junior at South Hunterdon Regional Highschool, and multi term, Chapter President, of the local Future Farmers of America, performed weekly insect scouting, for two months. North Slope Farm is grateful for her generous donation of time and focus, notes and … 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 White Paper – “Soil Carbon Restoration, Can Biology Do the Job”, by Jack Kittredge, NOFA-Mass, 2015, is an excellent introduction to the topic of Carbon in our Climate, and the Potential to foster the power of Soil to Capture the Greenhouse Gas. Click on the Title above to Link to the NOFA-Mass website (scroll … Read more
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.
Soil Health Field Tour – Sat June 22, 2019, 6pm Farmers, Landowners, Agricultural Professionals, and the caring public are all invited to join the discussions – How do we prepare the Soil for Planting Crops, while fostering the Health and Future of the Soil? Responsible management of Agricultural Production, starts with assessing the Soil Conditions, … Read more
Summer Solstice Gathering and Celebration -2019 Saturday June 22 – we welcome you to join us to Celebrate one of the Most significant moments on Earth – the Longest Day of the Year! Come at 6 pm and join our Field Tour and discussion about Tillage strategies and Soil Health, then at 8 pm, we’ll … Read more
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