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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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What to watch for in your Christmas trees

A Cinara aphid colony on a Christmas tree. Photo courtesy of NYSIPM

by Courtney Llewellyn

Pest management is an ongoing battle for all growers, but Christmas tree growers have their own war to wage. Fortunately, in New York State they have researchers at Cornell University and NYSIPM […]

Grant to help blueberry growers monitor weather and diseases

Research assistant Caleb Slemmons helps to set up one of a network of weather stations used to monitor conditions to help blueberry growers across Maine. Photo courtesy of University of Maine

by Enrico Villamaino

The University of Maine’s School of Biology and Ecology was recently endowed with a grant from the USDA to enable pomologists to research […]

Michigan grape growers, gain knowledge

The Erinium mite trial, which took place at two vineyard sites on Old Mission Peninsula in 2020, had both sites treated at bud swell. Photo courtesy of Isaacs Lab/MSU

by Courtney Llewellyn

Grapes can be finicky. As a crop, they require somewhat specific conditions to grow to the best of their ability, and even then, all […]

Tarping for weed management

by Sally Colby

Organic farmers will say that weed management is one of their biggest challenges. A variety of weed management methods are acceptable for organic certification – some more effective than others. Many organic farmers use cover crops to add organic matter and keep weeds down, and if managed properly, cover crops can eliminate the need for tillage. […]

Gathering input for a hemp Checkoff program

by Courtney Llewellyn

The hemp industry needs a Checkoff. That’s what Patrick Atagi, board chair of the National Industrial Hemp Council believes, and that’s what an online survey illustrated too.

The NIHC, along with the Hemp Industries Association, hosted a survey […]

Making email marketing work for you

Vermont vegetable farmer and writer Kate Spring.

by Sonja Heyck-Merlin

“I really love marketing,” said Vermont vegetable farmer and writer Kate Spring during her presentation at the 2020 Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Farmer to Farmer online conference. […]