DEAR NEW FARM:
I am interested in some of your research and the results—e.g.,
no-till farming. I also read somewhere that you have built
a roller for knocking down tall cover crops to be used as
mulch. Do you have archives or a place to go to find this
DEAR NEW FARM:
I would like to see a better way to find previous stories
and articles. I glanced at the “Nuts and Bolts”
series by Melanie and George Devault last year and have always
meant to return to them. The archives took too long to load
on my slow connection, so I tried a search, which worked OK,
but it took me to a site link that didn't make any sense.
Lost in cyberspace,
We are delighted to tell you that, thanks to a partnership
with the state-of-the-art search engine Google, we have recently
greatly improved our on-site search capabilities. Now when
you conduct a search of our archives from The New Farm homepage,
Google will do a dedicated keyword search of our site.
Type “no-till” into the search window, you will
come up with 99 stories, columns, and forum where the topic
is discussed. “Roller” yields dozens of places
where you can learn more about our innovative cover crop roller.
Looking for a particular series? Type “Nuts and Bolts”
into the improved search engine and all the stories line up
for you to choose from.
We hope this improved feature helps you to make even better
use of our site by giving you easier access to our vast archives.
And look for a total redesign of the web site in the next
two months that will allow for easy browsing by topic or column.
By the way, Sharon: Our farm manager, Jeff Moyer, tells me
that two other farmers are building variations on the organic
not-till roller we developed. We'll keep you informed about
these experiments as we get more information.
us with comments, suggestions and questions.