There’s no question that winters in Wyoming are tough. But Holly and Jimmie Cassity, owners of Sweetwater Garden, view the winter months as their opportunity to prepare for customers who are eager to get back to anything green and earthy. [Read more…]
The historic Publick House located on the Sturbridge town green in Sturbridge, MA was the site of the Greenhouse Management and Production Meeting for 2017 presented by the UMass Extension Service. Tina Smith acted a moderator for the event which began with a presentation by Dr. Ryan Dickson from the University of New Hampshire. Dickson reviewed how light, temperature, and relative humidity affect plant growth in greenhouses. [Read more…]
Todd Geisert’s farm in Washington, MO is not hard to find. A self-serve produce stand sits right on the side of the road, next to his sprawling pig farm. The Geisert family farm is best known for their pigs and meat products, but Geisert’s farm stand and new store are making their mark in Missouri. [Read more…]
Dr. Amy Dreves, Oregon State University, says Drosophila suzukii, more commonly known as the Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) is destroying the IPM programs developed in the 1940s and 50s.
“The SWD invasion has forced a lot of fruit growers to drastically increase chemical applications,” said Dreves. [Read more…]
At a recent conference, farmers gathered to attend classes and get an insight into the future of the industry, and learn the new practices and techniques in an ever-changing industry. Laura Biasillo, Agricultural Economic Development Specialist for Broome County, NY Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), gave a lecture explaining new studies and better techniques for selling more produce more consistently at farmers markets. [Read more…]