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Start of the Fall Season


Labor Day marks the official start of the fall season and really the official end of summer for farmers, especially those of us in the Midwest.

It's time for us to start looking at our harvest equipment; getting the combine ready, getting the wagons and the augers in the bins, and everything ready for the big fall harvest.

As radionic people and energy people, this is the time when we can really make a big difference in next year. As soon as that crop is out of the field; whether it is at your farm or in your garden or whatever, but as soon as that crop is out of the field this is the time to start thinking, "What am I going to do next year? How can I make it better next year? And, how can I get a better grip on weed control, pest and disease control?"

If you look out in the field right now, the weeds that are out there have already gone to seed. After the combine goes through, the weed seeds that are there are the ones that are going to germinate next year. Very few other weed seeds are going to show up.

The weed seed bank in your field is fully stocked. Those are the weeds you will be dealing with. So your next question is how do you deplete the weed seed bank as much as possible before you plant your next crop?

Every seed that germinates this fall and then killed by frost will be one less that will germinate in the spring. Every seed that is eaten over the winter will be one less weed in the spring. So the trick is to have a strategy to deplete the weed seed bank now and throughout the winter.

If we can get weeds to germinate out of season, or if we can get the seeds eaten then we are ahead of the game. The idea is to see what tools Nature has that can help you. Then you can support the natural processes that will lower your weed pressure.

Throughout the year we want to keep mice out of our fields, but now want as many as possible. Likewise, quail and pheasant eat their weight in weed seed every few days. In addition, the larger birds will also glean your field of any grain that passed through the combine.

If you have corn, every deer the hunters kill will be one less deer that eats the corn on the ground and that means more volunteer corn in your field next year; the same with turkeys.

The time you want the deer, pheasants and turkeys out of your fields is when the crops are there. Now is the time that you WANT them there! So all of the mighty hunters that come out to tromp around your farm and kill creatures are costing you money! They are helping to make your weed problem worse! Think about it....

You want to keep mice out of you house and outbuildings, but you want them in your field. The more they burrow around, chew on things, pee on things and eat, the better -- as long as it is in your field.

The radionic approach this fall is for you to first work to germinate everything that is left in the field. You most likely won't get more than just the weed seed that is closest to the surface, but even then, that is progress. Then we work to attract weed seed predators to the fields throughout the winter.

There are rates in the Kelly Rate Book, or you can cold scan a rate for your needs. The point is to make it as broad as possible and include as many species of seed eating animals as possible.

Think about it.... Deer, turkey, quail, and pheasants all eat weed seeds. Mice and rats eat weed seeds as well. But depending upon where you live, there are probably other creatures that will eat weed seeds too. Maybe you live in an area where there are a lot of crows. Maybe you have a lot of rabbits. The idea is to let Nature help you. These creatures are already in the area, so why not 'hire' them to work for you? Even better, when they poop they feed the Earth worms. Earth worms eat their weight in weed seed as well.

Some of our largest weed seeds are about the size of birdshot; others are as small as dust. The point being, weed seeds have very little stored energy so in order for them to emerge from the ground they must be near the surface. Even an inch under the surface and most weeds cannot germinate.

Conventional agriculture has taught us for years that if we kill enough weeds, we will deplete the weed seed bank and our weed problem will go away. I remember back in the early 60s when there was even talk that by using the new herbicides we would eventually run out of weeds altogether.

The chemical farmers love the 'brown and down' approach. Chemicals deliver fast results (when they work). But each herbicide is a type of chelator, so every time a herbicide is applied, it ties something up. The last 60 years has seen a vast increase in chemical fertilizers, chemical weed control and chemical resistant weeds.

The weed seed bank has not been depleted with chemical weed control. Nature does not work that way. In fact, chemical weed control has made our weed issues worse. The reason being is that weeds germinate NOT simply because there is a seed that received moisture and sunlight.

Weeds germinate based upon chemical signals in the soil. Each weed responds to different chemical signals. Those signals are generated by nutritional imbalances in the soil. So if there is a shortage of available calcium, you get dandelions and maybe thistles too. The only way that velvet leaf can germinate is if there is methane in the soil (methane is produced in anaerobic soil conditions, such as wet or compact soils).

Eileen Ingham, with the Soil Food Web, has studied soil biology including weeds. She believes that long term permanent weed control can only be achieved when the soil is properly balanced and the soil biology is healthy.

Chemicals interfere with that balance and damage soil biology. But, using natural weed seed predators to eat the weed seed at or near the soil surface helps to balance the soil. Throughout the winter I work to keep the soil biology as active as possible. Even in the coldest part of February, there is still activity below the frost line.

For me the best 'catch all' rate for general soil balancing is the H'Oponopono. It is a three bank rate. If you have a Workstation, Beacon or Tuning Station, simply dial in the rate. If not, then I have a H'Oponopono reagent available.

I set up periodic broadcasts of the H'Oponopono throughout the winter. Please keep in mind however, that your radionic broadcast will only penetrate the soil as deeply as the ground on your instrument. So if your instrument is not grounded you will see little result, but if it is grounded to a foot or more then you are able to work in the soil profile.

We have talked about it before and I have an entire section devoted to grounding in my classes, but for those of you that are new; DO NOT BROADCAST unless your instrument is grounded. Regardless of what type of instrument you use, either connect it to a physical or virtual ground.

In closing, take a step back and look for what natural processes can assist you in making your fields healthier next year. Attract the wildlife into your harvested fields and support the biology in the soil throughout the winter. Then, in the spring send the mice, pheasants, quail, turkeys and deer somewhere else.

Your fields and your crops are not separate or independent; they are interdependent and part of a natural system. That natural system can either work for you or against you. If you decide to work against nature, you might consider who has been here longer and who will be here after you are gone. Here in Iowa we say it quite simply, "Mother Nature bats last."

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