Rich Affeldt


Rich Affeldt holds an M.S. in agronomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is senior agronomist with Cascade Mineral Products. Made of 100% finely milled volcanic basalt from Central Oregon, Cascade Minerals is an all-natural soil amendment that is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute for use in organic production.

Articles by Rich Affeldt

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    The Slow-Release Benefits of Basalt

    Some of the richest, most fertile soil on the planet is found near active volcanoes. But that’s not just a coincidence—it’s the result of basalt volcanic basalt powder,...

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