Square Foot/Intensive Gardening/Jim Kennard

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We just a year ago planted an alfafa crop on a dry land that is hilly, and previously planted with barley grain.  We have had a perfect year of rain, and warm weather in which we grew a nice crop in 1/2 of our 160 acres of land.  In the other half, it didn't grow, more than a couple of inches, and also was kind of yellow.  Sometimes in the middle of the poor area there would be a beautiful tuff of alfafa.  We had experts out (they didn't figure out the problem) , and soil tested, where it was found that both soils were the same.  I attended David Gillmore class and asked him the question about this.  He said you Jim Kennard would know the answer.  We are desperate and hope you might be able to help us.  It was fertilized with a mixture of Nitrogin and Phosphorus and little sulfate .  our farm is in the foothills of Southern Alberta Canada.  
I hope that you can help us or know someone that might be able.  Thank you so much for your time

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Stacy:

We recommend the use of Weekly Feed and Pre-Plant on field crops.  The actual materials used depend on what you have abailable to you.

Please research the cost and availability of the following:

21-0-0
34-0-0
46-0-0

0-45-0
18-46-0
11-53-0

0-0-50
0-0-60

Lime (if your annual rainfall is greater than 20" on average)
Gypsum (if your rainfall is less than that)

Magnesium - the highest % you can get for the best price

Zinc
Boron
Manganese
Iron
Copper
Molybdenum

You can communicate with me directly at jim@growfood.com

Jim Kennard

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Jim Kennard

Expertise

I can answer questions on vegetable gardening - Raised Beds, Container, Soil-Beds, "Poor Man's Hydroponics", Organic, etc.

Experience

Gardened using The Mittleider Method for 30 years. Conducted seminars, college-level training programs, produced 80 video lectures, written hundreds of gardening articles, answered thousands of gardening questions, created a gardening website www.foodforeveryone.org with free ebook, free greenhouse plans, FAQ section with 355 gardening articles.

Organizations
Food For Everyone Foundation - President - Mission is "Teaching the world to grow food one family at a time."

Publications
Numerous website publications

Education/Credentials
Taught personally for 20 years by Dr. Jacob R. Mittleider, "The Garden Doctor", assisted him in creating and conducting major gardening training projects in America and Russia.

Awards and Honors
Master Mittleider Gardening Instructor

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