Winter is often welcomed for its slower pace. For many farmers, it is a time of reflection, whether it’s thinking about retirement, purchasing land or contemplating future land use. Land trusts are helping farmers across the country with these tough decisions. [Read more…]
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, 3:45 – 5 p.m.
Session organized by David Wolfe, Cornell University [Read more…]
Plant diseases are caused by three categories of pathogens. Ranked in the order of prevalence, these disease-causing agents are: fungi, bacteria and viruses. [Read more…]
Customer Resource (or Relationship) Management (CRM) programs are becoming increasingly more sophisticated to provide a layered strategy for developing and sustaining customer loyalty. [Read more…]
WORCESTER, MA — The soil under our feet is so much more than just “dirt”. It can grow our food and remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil. Soil regeneration has been getting much attention as one way we can combat the dire effects of climate change. [Read more…]
It’s that time of again, reflection, resolutions, new starts and, sigh, word slides — sooo many word slides.
I see your heavy eyelids, blank looks, frequent trips to the bathroom and intensive texting with others. [Read more…]
by Sally Colby
Dr. Tom Bjorkman, professor of vegetable crop physiology at Cornell University’s Geneva research facility, says that most of the broccoli consumed in the United States is grown in California, and that’s because the state’s climate is ideal. Broccoli grows well in the winter in a Mediterranean climate, with cool nights and bright sunny days. Those conditions exist in California, but not in the east. [Read more…]
Jaap Molenaar co-owns Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield, MA. He emigrated from Holland in 1988, bringing the inherent Dutch passion for flowers with him. Perennials are his middle name. He grows perennials that can handle eight different climate zones for nationwide distribution to wholesale growers that are shipped year-round. They also ship to lower Canada and Quebec. [Read more…]
by Tamara Scully
The optimal time for picking fruit involves the convergences of ripeness, storage ability, market demand and the whims of Mother Nature. If any of these are ignored, rotten apples just might be the end result. [Read more…]
While working as an Extension Agent, people always asked me what crop(s) should they grow? When I would suggest some, they would ask, “Is there a market for it?” I would answer, “Yes, the market is what YOU make it”, meaning that you have to seek out your own markets for yourself. [Read more…]