Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bamboo as Forage

We have found that herbivores like bamboo. We think that because bamboo is evergreen, it is a useful adjunct to pasture grass and hay. Bamboo is good in winter when the grass is dormant and in droughts when the grass … Continue reading

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Bamboo is great Forage

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Compost Tea

I bought Erath Earth Compost Tea over the Internet. It lists the ingredients as liquid compost, liquid humate, orange oil and molasses. I mixed up two gallons at a time and sprayed one gallon on each of my research plots. … Continue reading

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Selling poles at SE Chapter Meeting

The SE Chapter had its annual Bamboo Festival on July 9 and 10, 2011, at the Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina. I brought 69 poles to sell cut into 6′, 8′ and 10′ lengths. I also brought a pile of scrap poles to … Continue reading

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Irrigation is essential

In March 2011 Tobaris Holmes planted 300 moso bamboo on his family farm in Unadilla GA. He then went overseas on military duty. Georgia usually gets an inch of rain a week. We counted on that rain to grow the … Continue reading

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