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The Andersons OMRI-Listed Carbon Solutions

Posted by Dani Kusner on July 2, 2019

This is the second post in my series of reviewing the available products from our new organic warehouse in Waterloo, Indiana. This week, we are going to review The Andersons OMRI-listed carbon solutions. With available carbon products from The Andersons, a grower can choose to apply a carbon source [...]

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The Andersons OMRI-Listed Pelletized Soil Amendments

Posted by Dani Kusner on June 21, 2019

Over the next several weeks, I’m going to explore the OMRI-listed products The Andersons has available out of its new warehouse location in Waterloo, Indiana. This week we’ll discuss our soil amendments with dispersing granule (DG) technology.

When it comes to organic dispersing [...]

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Organics: Final Winter Opportunity to Visit with Us!

Posted by Dani Kusner on March 1, 2019

Final Winter Opportunity to Visit with Us! Plus, Exciting Announcements

By now, if you’re not craving some extra sunshine and warmth, then you were built for winter! Between polar vortexes and more ice than I can recall, this winter has been a good one for [...]

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Organics: Walking In a Winter Wonderland

Posted by Dani Kusner on January 7, 2019

Walking in a winter wonderland…of green cover crops peeking through snow, fall-seeded small grains, and fields that can’t wait to be frost-seeded soon. As the chaos of the holiday season comes to a close, our organics team is hard at work handling your organic harvests, [...]

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Organics: Indiana Organics are Hot

Posted by Dani Kusner on October 9, 2018

As we move through harvest, I’m reflecting on another strong summer of field days, and I can’t wait until after harvest when we have more time to meet again this winter. This season, some of the most influential gatherings occurred in Indiana. This is a [...]

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Organics: From Markets to Management

Posted by Dani Kusner on August 31, 2018

On Aug 21, 2018, The Andersons Food Ingredients and Specialty Grains team held the first Organic Market Update meeting in Blissfield, Michigan to share about organic and non-GMO market conditions, as well as provide an opportunity for relationship-building between current and new organic and transitioning growers from Michigan and [...]

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Organics: Nitrogen in Corn

Posted by Dani Kusner on July 19, 2018

As we move past the July 4th holiday into the rest of summer, thoughts shift to mid- and late-season foliars. The same technology that is employed in conventional agriculture can be used in organic production to pull a crop out of a slump, or to add extra bushels to [...]

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Organics: Machinery Innovations for Organic Weed Control

Posted by Dani Kusner on June 13, 2018

For farmers who are transitioning into organics from conventional farming, their number one concern is likely weeds. Since herbicides are prohibited under the National Organic Program, organic farmers have historically managed their weeds with tillage.

Throughout this year’s sustainable and organic meetings, there was a [...]

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Organics: Good, Better, Best

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist and Certified Crop Advisor on January 10, 2018

Happy New Year! In my last post, I wrote about the power of plants—photosynthesis drives the carbon-building and mineralization processes in soil that move nutrients through the roots to the plant which benefits its growth and reproduction.

Lately, I’ve been wondering: What [...]

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Organics: The Power of Plants

Posted by Dani Kusner, Organic Agronomy Advisor on December 21, 2017

Last week, the first snow fell in Northern Ohio. Today, the winter solstice officially marks the beginning of winter. On the solstice–the shortest day of the year—I always enjoy a few moments of celebration because yes, while winter is here with blustery snow and low [...]

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Organics: Smart and Successful Farmers Have Mentors

Posted by Dani Kusner, Organic Agronomy Advisor on December 1, 2017

Occasionally throughout the year, I review notes from various field days and farmer conversations that were particularly memorable. While this blog provides broad information about The Andersons’ approach to soil health, biology and transitioning to organic, farmers always love to hear from other farmers. And oftentimes, farmers amaze [...]

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Organics: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Posted by Dani Kusner, Organic Agronomy Advisor on November 16, 2017

And no, it’s not Christmas; at least not yet! Last week, I presented at the MOSES Organic Transition for Commercial-Scale Farms workshop in St. Louis, Missouri. The audience included seasoned organic and new transitioning farmers, along with organic mentoring organizations and industry partners. This event [...]

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Organics: The 36 Month Rule

Posted by Dani Kusner, Organic Agronomy Advisor on October 24, 2017

Dani Kusner has worked in biological and organic farming systems for the past 10 years since graduating from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in sustainability studies. She has worked at the Rodale Institute, and in Ontario, consulting with growers in both Canada [...]

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Biology: The “X” Factor

Posted by Dani Kusner on September 21, 2017

What’s the biggest difference between farming conventionally and farming organically? While there are several differentiators such as allowable inputs and weed control methods, my answer to this question is biology. Successful organic farming requires allowing soil microbiology to go to work for you. Crop rotation, [...]

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Organics: Where Do I Start?

Posted on July 31, 2017

Did you know The Andersons now offers organic transition consulting services?

Our Organic Agronomy Advisor, Danielle “Dani” Kusner, is ready to help you successfully transition to organic agriculture. In this post, Danielle elaborates on our transition consulting services.

Where Do I Start?  [...]

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