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Tier 4 Tractors/ GPS technology/ Drone Technology

07 Mar
Silver Reef Farms drone technology

At Silver Reef Organic farms we pride ourselves on seeing the big picture, creating an action plan, and being willing to invest in the latest technology in order to fully understand our soils and run the farm efficiently and sustainably. By using the best of the best technology, from drone technology, FieldNet variable rate irrigation, […]

Alternative Manure Sources

21 Feb
Alternative Manure Sources

For the past 5 years we have been using feedlot and organic cow manure to fertilize our crops. This practice has served as a great way to build nutrient rich soil and produce strong yields. To continue to uphold the highest standards of sustainable agronomy we looked at alternative manure sources. So going forward we […]

2017 Corn Planting

09 Aug
Corn Sprout

Welcome back! Today’s topic is corn. What we’re planting, why we’re planting it, and so on and so forth. Let’s begin with grain corn… Unlike last year when we decided to go with four different varieties (if you want a refresher, feel free to check that post out here), this year we’re only planting two. […]

2016 Pinto Beans

13 Jul
Pinto bean sprouts

We’ve discussed manure and corn, and now it’s time to tackle another staple in farming. Beans. These little plants are a vital player in what we grow here at Silver Reef. In fact, not to toot our own horn, but Silver Reef has sold our pinto beans to quite a few customers throughout the United […]

2016 Corn Planting

05 Jul

Silver Reef is no stranger to corn. On our land, we plant both grain corn and corn silage. Although they sound similar, when it comes to harvesting their processes are quite different.  Grain corn must grow until the seed has reached dent stage; basically, it has to reach full maturity. Silver Reef has decided to […]

2016 Manure Plan

23 Jun

Manure is crucial in farming. Without it, the soil simply does not have enough nutrients to grow a successful crop. Usually, to determine how much manure is needed on a given piece of land, core samples are taken from each individual field after the previous crop has been harvested. Samples are then sent to the […]