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Country Folks Grower is a business to business publication offering coast to coast coverage through three regional editions.

Each monthly issue covers all facets of growing and marketing fresh market and ornamental crops.

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Science enlightening agriculture: Helping growers improve crops with UV light

by Nicholas P. Skinner, John D. Bullough and Mark S. Rea, Lighting Research Center, RPI

Numerous crops are impacted by powdery and downy mildew, fungi that have had large impacts on growth and pest management by growers throughout the country. Powdery mildew is estimated to account for nearly three-quarters of total pesticide applications by grape growers in California, costing 3% to 7% of total gross production value. […]

Art from nature

As he’s meeting with clients, Scott Rosenbaum has found that asking certain questions during the planning stages helps him determine what the client has in mind.
Photo courtesy of Rosenbaum’s Landscaping

by Sally Colby

Not every young man knows exactly what he wants to do before he finishes high school, but Scott Rosenbaum did. […]

Pride in diversification

Kah Nursery is open year-round, but business is relatively slow in winter. During the six-week period between Jan. 1 and mid-February, DeAnna takes time to regroup and review the previous year and prepare for spring.
Photo courtesy of Kah Nursery

by Sally Colby

Customers who visit Kah Nursery are pleasantly surprised to see eye-catching displays of nearly every […]

Practicing sustainability and regenerative farming

With COVID-19, Pollinate Flowers was able to expand their dry flower program, which helps them utilize more of their plants and extend their season. “It’s part of using all the stuff we’re growing,” John Peterson said.
Photo by Aliya Hall

by Aliya Hall

When John Peterson and Jeremi Carroll first moved to Newberg, OR, in 2012 to grow their farming […]

Winter weather won’t stop Sheyenne Gardens

Sheyenne Gardens’ founder Neal Holland (L) and current owner Adam Volz. The team at the nursery begins seeding in January, prepping early for their season.
Photo courtesy of Sheyenne Gardens

by Courtney Llewellyn

What does a nursery and garden center do all winter? Work.

That’s what they do at Sheyenne Gardens in Harwood, ND. […]

Building tools for tech-savvy farmers

The majority of the surveyed farmers did not use weather-based crop or pest management tools, but most were interested in using them. These researchers are counting the number of wild blueberry flowers per stem.
Photo courtesy of UMaine Extension

by Catie Joyce-Bulay

“I just continually bring myself into the farmer’s shoes,” said Dr. Lily Calderwood, UMaine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry specialist.