Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Compost time for organic cotton crop


SOS farms are now composting the land in preparation for the 2008 t-shirt crop. Compost will cost over $100 per acre to fertilize our land. We use composted manure from a local feedlot(50 miles away) at the rate of 4 tons per acre. One field in 2007 that followed organic peanuts(2006), with compost produced 2800 t-shirts per acre. This was the highest yield ever for our farm, it was a good year. I have included a picture of this crop.

We pray for another good season as we continue to prepare the land.

2 comments:

Karen said...

My husband and I really like your t-shirts: well-made, good weight jersey and they wash up very well. We especially like that we are supporting organic agriculture, a family business and a source of fair trade goods. Best wishes to you for a good cotton growing season and continued success with your business!!

Green said...

I like your organic cotton t shirts. Well made. All the very Best wishes to you for a good cotton growing season and continued success with your business!!