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Organics: November Organics Update

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on November 10, 2020

Happy November! This month’s update is about the latest data from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics [...]

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October Organics Update: Change is in the Air

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on October 12, 2020

As we transition seasons and harvest is upon us, I want to take the opportunity to share some of [...]

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September Organics Update

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on September 8, 2020

In the spirit of Labor Day and the slower pace that most of our customers are currently experiencing, this September [...]

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Organics: Re-creation and the Growth of Organics

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on August 10, 2020

August, while not a huge holiday month, is still full of tradition for most families: taking [...]

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Organics: Dollars and Cents: Carbon and Organics

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on July 13, 2020

For most of the country, the last week or two have heated up into the dog days [...]

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Organics: New Organic Products Sales Sheet

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on June 8, 2020

This month we’d like to share our revised Organic Products Sales Sheet outlining the entire organic product line [...]

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Organics: Microbes and Organic Liquid Fertilizer Options

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on May 11, 2020

How are you filling your time before planting? I’ve heard some scattered reports of organic farmers planting, but [...]

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Organics: April Organic Market Update

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on April 29, 2020

In the span of a few short weeks (or months if you’ve been following it longer internationally), COVID-19 [...]

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Organics: Top Off Your Nitrogen

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on March 10, 2020

In time for small grains’ green-up, Allganic™ Nitrogen Plus (15-0-2) is here. This OMRI-certified Chilean nitrate is [...]

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Organics: Manure and Humates – Winter Learning Knowledge

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on February 10, 2020

While many people in the organic community may be familiar with the ACRES or MOSES conferences, I would argue that [...]

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Organics: New year. New to organics?

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on January 10, 2020

Here we are: January 2020! This month’s organic update is about taking the time to slow down enough to [...]

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Organics: Season-End Fertilizer Considerations, Potassium and Sulfur

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on December 9, 2019

In reviewing fall soil samples, I have noticed two nutrients needing more attention on organic farms: potassium (K) and sulfur [...]

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The Andersons OMRI-Listed Primary NPK Granules

Posted by Dani Kusner on July 25, 2019

This is the last post in our series of outlining the available OMRI-listed products from The Andersons new organic warehouse in Waterloo, IN. This week, we’ll review the available organic primary NPK products. While we understand you may be more concerned with weed control than NPK application at [...]

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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 either [...]

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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 granules, The Andersons [...]

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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 [...]

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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, talking [...]

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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 turnaround [...]

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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 Ohio. [...]

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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 a [...]

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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 lot of discussion [...]

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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 is the ultimate [...]

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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 temperatures, [...]

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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 me [...]

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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 was the kick-off [...]

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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 and the United States. Dani [...]

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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, cover crops, soil [...]

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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? I often hear this question from [...]

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