Category: Organic

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Sweet Smell of Garlic Success

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Garlic may not be a major crop for New Jersey farms, but for a few select New Jersey growers, however, garlic growing has led to the …

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Soil Fertility and Your Farm

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Bad soil can put a grind on your growing season. How can you tell whether your soil is bad? Learning about how to prevent current and …

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Farmers Markets: Never Too Late (or Early) to Think of the Winter

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It’s no secret that the number of farmers markets has been growing exponentially in the U.S. From 1994 until 2004, the number of markets doubled, and …

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Climate Challenge: Organic No-till vs. Conventional No-till

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Last month’s column focused on the efficacy of no-till farming as a method for boosting production while lowering CO2 in the atmosphere. If conventional no-till can …

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Keep Greenhouse Crops Cool in the Summer

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Excessive heat can stunt plant growth and requires more frequent watering to keep plants healthy. The “ideal” house temperature will somewhat vary based on the crop. …

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Organic Veggie Cropping Systems

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Trying out ridge tillage at Cornell You see all kinds of activity when you drive by the Homer C. Thompson Research Farm, 10 miles from Cornell …

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Nursery Grower Challenges

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Growers supplying cold-hardy nursery stock to tree fruit, nut, berry and grape growers, or cultivating cold-hardy perennial vegetables such as asparagus and rhubarb, share many of …

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Regenerative Agriculture: An Opportunity for Course Correction

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For more than 40 years, Andre Leu has educated farmers on every arable continent. He’s spent time in Africa, teaching and learning from farmers in Ethiopia, …

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Editor’s Note: Big Ag Gets Bigger

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the potential acquisition of ag giant Monsanto by Germany’s Bayer AG and the lingering effects it could have in this industry. …

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Top Lighting for Indoor Growing

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You’ve got your fruit and vegetable crops set up in your indoor operation, but what about the lighting? The following are four LED lighting options for …

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14 Quick Tips for Weathering Drought and Flooding

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1. Do not irrigate when water is not needed. 2. Encourage deeper rooting of crops. 3. Plant annual crops that could be fallowed in severe drought …

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Rooftop Farming: An Alternative Growing System

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Cities are known for their distinctive skylines, high-rise buildings and dense populations, not for production agriculture. Many of the United States’ largest cities lack acres of …

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Water Challenges: Adapting For Too Much or Not Enough

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On a mountainside in Downeast Maine, Gail VanWart and her husband turned their 150-year-old wild blueberry farm into a native pollinator sanctuary. The move, a creative …

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Free Farm Advocacy Webinar

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Learn how to help OEFFA counter the special interest influence that large commodity groups and biotech companies have over our decision-makers and demand policies that work …