This approach to agriculture is new to many farmers here in the midwest, but more on farming with biological alternatives is appearing in popular ag journals.

Based on many years of field research, plant breeder and microbiologist Bruce Tainio introduced the Biological Farm Management System (BFMS) as the foundation for a successful sustainable agricultural program. The program is a cycle of treatments to augment microbial activity, which improves soil and plant health, and overall crop production.

Forage, Corn and cereal grains can benefit from the BFMS approach, as can small producers and truck gardeners, including organicĀ  for fruits and vegetables.

Complete treatment protocols for many crops can be found here on Tainio Biological’s website.

Some recommended regimens:

Corn and Cereal Grains
Forage Crops
Beans and Legumes
Perennial Herbs
Vegetable and Melon Crops
Apples and Pears
Stone Fruits
Nursery and Greenhouse
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs