Arnusch Farms is an early adopter of new production practices that reduce the amount of tillage that is conducted on any given acre. This practice allows us to keep more of the moisture from snow and rainfall events within the growing environment and keep organic matter intact, which support micro biotic life and builds better soil health along the way. Reducing tillage trips also reduces fuel usage and provides us with a smaller carbon footprint- all of which improves our growing environment.

Water touches everything in Colorado so that means that every drop counts. We rely upon soil moisture probes to give us a true look inside our profile. Rather than irrigating when we think the crop needs it, we can use predictive analytics to precisely build our profile, so we are irrigating when we know the crop needs it. Moisture content, crop growth and weather predictions all go into make intelligent irrigation decisions.

In the continual search for the best genetics we can plant, every year we trial Wheat, Corn, and Barley varieties to ensure that our customers are only getting the most superior genetics for their next acre or their next beer. Most recently we have worked with Limagrain Cereal Seeds in producing their new herbicide resistant wheat variety, Fusion AX, to control troublesome weeds and with KWS on experimental German Barley varieties that are used by American brewers to brew German Pilsners, using locally sourced grains. We are effectively reducing the food miles needed for great German beer taste.

 

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2018 Conservationist of the Year

Arnusch Farms was honored by the CADC as the 2018 Conservationist of the Year at the NWSS. Conservation is important to our farm so the next generation can write their story.