The Hood River area of Oregon is rich with fruit and vegetable growers, and Packer Orchards is one of them. The family has been growing fruit since Larry Packer’s grandfather moved to the region with the railroad and started farming on land that’s still in the family. [Read more…]
Managing plant diseases challenges many organic producers, but with the right products and techniques, farmers can improve yield, according to presenters at the recent eOrganic.info webinar, “Using biofungicides, biostimulants and biofertilizers to boost crop productivity and help manage vegetable diseases”, co-hosted by the Tomato Organic Management and Improvement Project. [Read more…]
In 2008 the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) was first spotted in California, Since then it has emerged as one of the most devastating pests of small and stone fruit in nearly every state and worldwide. The pest, of Asian origin, can multiply its population by 200 times within one to two weeks. [Read more…]
by Sally Colby
You’ve probably told someone, or perhaps someone has said those words to you: “It’s so good — you could sell it.”
But should and could are two different concepts. You might have a reputation for making the best peach jam or the hottest jalapeño spread in your state, but is it really something others would be willing to buy? [Read more…]
Following on the heels of its first, fully-funded promotional campaign, the Christmas Tree Promotion Board shared a campaign summary video with hundreds of Christmas tree producers across the country.
“The video is a highlights reel of sorts; sharing the fun, heartwarming and creative activations from the 2016 promotional campaign,” notes CTPB Executive Director, Tim O’Connor. [Read more…]