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An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Strawberry in Kentucky

An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Strawberry in Kentucky

Long before the term “sustainable” became a household word, farmers were implementing sustainable practices in the form of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies. IPM uses a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical methods to reduce and/or manage pest populations. These strategies are used to minimize environmental

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Winter Spinach Production in High Tunnels, 2014 – 2016

Winter Spinach Production in High Tunnels, 2014 – 2016

Spinach is a suitable crop for winter production in New Hampshire due to its ability to continue producing saleable leaves at very low-temperatures.  Fall transplants into high tunnels can result in winter-long harvests and significant spring yields, providing an avenue for growers to meet strong consumer demand

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UNH Scientists Successfully Grow Onions Overwintered in Low Tunnels

UNH Scientists Successfully Grow Onions Overwintered in Low Tunnels

In response to high demand for year-round local produce, researchers with the University of New Hampshire report they have successfully grown bulbing onions planted in fall for a spring harvest with the aid of inexpensive low tunnels. The new research, which was funded by the NH Agricultural

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Moving the Needle, Accomplishments of the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative 2013 – 2014

Moving the Needle, Accomplishments of the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative 2013 – 2014

The NSSI is a competitive grants program that aims to move sustainable production forward through multidisciplinary projects focused on new and proven technology, demonstration, outreach, extension and education, resulting in increased sustainable production and supply of strawberries to consumers. Mission and Objectives of the NSSI The goal

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Focusing on Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Production in High Tunnels Webinar

Focusing on Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Production in High Tunnels Webinar

This 90-minute webinar covers the following topics as they relate to increasing farm profitability and sustainability: season extension of tomato production winter vegetable production in high tunnels small fruit production in high tunnels floral production in high tunnels Watch it now. The webinar was presented by North

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Management Practices of Growers Using High Tunnels in the Central Great Plains of the United States

Management Practices of Growers Using High Tunnels in the Central Great Plains of the United States

Survey Purpose The purpose of this article is to report general results obtained from a written survey of 81 high tunnel users regarding management practices related to production of horticultural crops in their tunnels. Growers were in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, and results were obtained between

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Spinach Cultivar Trial in a 3-Season Haygrove High Tunnel

Spinach Cultivar Trial in a 3-Season Haygrove High Tunnel

Expanding Spinach Market Annual spinach consumption increased in the US from an estimated 0.3 lb/capita in 1970 to 0.9 in 1998 (Heacox, 2000) and 2.5 lb/capita in 2003 (Boriss and Kreith, 2006). The increase is mostly due to consumption of fresh “baby” leaf spinach (Boriss and Kreith,

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