Trace Minerals Keep Cut Flowers Looking Fresh

Photo of fresh cut flowers

  The cut flowers shown in this infographic were grown in New Mexico at Calhoun Flower Farms (http://www.calhounflowerfarms.com).  Tune into Episode 25 of our Microbes, Minerals, and Mindsets Podcast, coming in September, 2019.  Hear why the gals at the Calhoun Flower Farms are helping New Mexican’s Sniff the Tradition.

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17 Essential Plant Nutrients are Easy to Remember with this Mnemonic

CHOPKiNS CaFe, Mg was once a popular mnemonic for introducing students to the list of macronutrients plants need.   Read as C. Hopkin’s café (is) Mighty Good, the statement includes symbols for 9 macronutrients plants need. The mnemonic was never perfect.  For example, iron (represented by the ‘Fe’ in CaFe) is really a micronutrient.  Plants only need a little bit of it.  Furthermore, ...

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Local Farms are Key to Health and Wellness

Photo of fruit tree on farm

The dangers of glyphosate and other pesticides prevalent in modern food systems have been discussed in previous posts, including our 2016 report on glyphosate in food webs, and our 2018 interview with investigative journalist, Carey Gillam.  Like Alex Vasquez’ 2014 YouTube video that pronounced glyphosate as the toxic chemical of the year, Gillam’s book, Whitewash, represented a well thought out ...

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Food Security Begins with a Mindset

Few of us stop to think about food security (access to enough safe, nutritious food to live a healthy life) as the driving force behind a thriving economy.  Yet leaders throughout history have recognized that food shortages spell disaster for any nation.  In today’s rapidly expanding global population, food security is key to prosperity.  This is why nations invest in ...

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Healthy Plants Keep Pests at Bay

If you are wondering how to keep pests off your tomato plants this summer, it is worth knowing that plants have numerous built in defense systems that keep insects and disease organisms in check.  In fact, when insects are nibbling on your garden vegetables, it is likely that improper irrigation, poor soil quality, or missing nutrients have compromised the plant’s ...

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Spring Gardening In New Mexico

First time gardeners may be tempted to focus on the plants they want to buy, but if you are growing a garden to feed your family, soil health and nutrition comes first.   In Episode 15 of Microbes, Minerals, and Mindsets, horticulture specialist Libby Hamilton shares tips to help New Mexico gardeners succeed growing vegetables at home. Listen to learn about ...

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When Do Humic Minerals Boost Livestock Nutrition?

Intro to Building Better Soils

In this week’s episode of Microbes, Minerals, and Mindsets, Caterina Platt, of Los Lunas, New Mexico, shares insights gained during 10 years raising and showing sheep and goats. Diet and mineral supplements are important for raising champions. This year, Caterina will be settting up feeding experiments to evaluate the effects of adding mineral rich humates to her feed and forage ...

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Libby Hamilton Joins Microbes, Minerals and Mindsets

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End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC is proud to introduce Libby Hamilton, our new co-host on Microbes, Minerals, and Mindsets. Libby is a retired horticulture and AP environmental science teacher who continues to volunteer with FFA programs in her community. Her experience teaching the value of agriculture, and her insights into the need for more regenerative local food systems make her an ideal ...

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Better Health Is Yours to Reclaim

Melissa Brice of Reclaim Wellness Talks about Taking Charge of Health and Wellness

     Melissa Brice of Reclaim Wellness, a holistic health center in Las Cruces, NM, was a recent guest on Microbes, Minerals, and Mindsets.  Like so many  in the rapidly expanding area of holistic health and wellness, Melissa reached her perspectives about health through her personal struggle to get better.   In this episode, we discuss the rising cost of health ...

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