look at herbicide plots and tillage comparisons.
This year we have a sub-irrigation tile irrigation study that should be very informative,” he adds.
If sub-irrigation is a good system for commercial growers, why isn't it a good system for home gardeners? Notice also that they don’t refer to sub-irrigation by the inaccurate and highly misleading term "self-watering".
I'm finding many articles in the current news about urban farming. It is a minor media rage. Just about all of what I read is about dirt farming in the city.
Due to the dumbing down of our education system regarding the use of modern technology, journalists, politicians and foodie activists know only about digging in the dirt. That was appropriate to the time we were a rural economy in prior centuries. We no longer are and it’s time to recognize that. Victory Gardens and community dirt gardens are WWII and yesterday.
Of course there's a place for in-ground growing in the city but to rely on it exclusively in the built environment is sheer folly. There is a major role for sub-irrigation planter systems (SIPs), micro-gardening, simplified hydroponics, aeroponics and aquaponics. Our education system, however, only teaches consumers about tilling dirt, a throwback to a bygone time when we were a rural society.
“As seed becomes more expensive, it’s even more important to scrutinize selections,” says Sasse. He likes to try new technology, but the company also matters when Sasse goes shopping. “I prefer to deal with firms that have good service and stand behind their seed with good replant policies,” he adds.
Each year some 7000 to 8000 people show up for Becknology Days, a cross between a field day and festival, hosted by Beck’s Hybrids, Atlanta, Ind. There are activities for the entire family, but the events center around a healthy serving of learning opportunities for growers, says Scott Beck.
“We build the days around agronomy tours that look at herbicide plots and tillage comparisons. This year we have a sub-irrigation tile irrigation study that should be very informative,” he adds.