Robotic Farming Tackles Weeds and Reduces Costs

Organic farmers know the best defense against weeds is to play offense. You need a game plan that keeps weeds from going to seed and emerging. Enter robotic farming. Robots solves organic weed control challenges Two of the key practices currently used for weed prevention are cover crops and tillage. A good cover crop stand […]

Cover Crops Bring Big Benefits to Organic Farms

We always stress the importance of a diverse crop rotation to achieve long-term organic success. But what if market opportunities for organic crops in your area are limited? How can you diversify your rotation with just a few cash crops? Answer: Cover crops. Even though you don’t sell them like cash crops, they can still […]

Intercropping for Profit and Weed Management

Organic row crops can be sold for high premiums. And as an organic farmer, successfully controlling weeds is often central to achieving the highest level of profitability. Enter intercropping for profit and weed management! Intercropping allows you to grow at least one high-value organic crop, such as yellow field peas, while effectively suppressing weeds and […]

4 Keys to Choosing and Using Organic Crop Inputs

Growers understand that switching from a conventional farming system to organic means giving up certain products like genetically modified seed and synthetic herbicides. But that doesn’t mean organic farmers do not have crop input options. In fact, aside from nitrogen fertilizers and herbicides, most conventional inputs can be found in organic forms, and through use […]

Watch “Going Organic: Crops of the Future”

Thinking of going organic? Wondering what it might look like for your farm in the future? Watch the in-depth discussion between organic farmers J.P. Rhea AgriSecure founder J.P. Rhea, Travis Heide, and Rusty Olson at FBN’s Farmer2Farmer V event to gain insights into the path of organic so that you can make more educated decisions […]

Want Organic Premiums and Clean Fields?

AgriSecure understands that making the decision to “go organic” on some (or all) of your acres is a big deal. In particular, starting the transition process requires confidence in Weed Management practices and tools. AgriSecure has developed a FREE Guide to help farmers gain a better understanding of how weed management can be possible in […]

Long-Term Organic Success = Rotation, Rotation, Rotation

You’ve heard the saying, “location, location, location.” The real estate mantra is used to remind people that where a property is located is often the most important factor in its value. In organic farming, the same can be said about rotation. Having the right rotation in place is critical for year-to-year success and the long-term […]

Ag Tech Makes Large-Scale Organics Possible. And Profitable!

Many farmers believe modern ag technology doesn’t apply to organic production. And there is some truth to that. Many organic farmers have small, 40-acre operations where technology isn’t used. But for large-scale organic row-crop operations, a lot of the technology used on conventional farms can still be utilized, and often will result in a higher […]

5th-Generation Farmer Profits with Hog Manure in Organics

When Rusty Olson saw that the farm economy was “sliding sideways,” he started looking for opportunities to bring in more revenue from the farm. A fifth-generation farmer in Garner, Iowa, he had recently achieved his goal of expanding the family corn-and-soybean operation from 1,000 acres to 2,000. He wanted to focus on the farm and […]

Organic Transition Success Sits on a 3-Legged Stool

Becoming an organic producer does not happen overnight. Obtaining organic certification requires a 36-month period where a field has not had any prohibited substance or genetically modified crops on it. These 3 years known as the transition process can either set your organic operation up for success or struggles. To help ensure success, we recommend […]