Is all the hype about ethanol as a the answer to air pollution, GHGs and dependence on foreign oil really all it's cracked up to be? There's still debate around it's environmental, social and economic impacts.
There is a huge variety of mites, most of which cause no problem to crops. While mites can be problematic pests, the combination of management, biological and botanical controls can keep them in check.
Gavin Dandy of Everdale Farm gives most of the credit for his sweet carrots to the land itself - but he also has a few tips to growing the tastiest carrots around.
Soybeans have become a significant agricultural cash crop in the Maritime region in the last five years, and interest in the crop continues to grow in both the organic and conventional farming sectors.
The three ‘R’s–reduce, reuse, and recycle–can serve as a lens to help organic farmers “take-back” fertility.
Getting those terms right—that is, designing an internship that ultimately satisfies both host and intern—can be really tricky. Six farmers reminisce on their experiences as interns, and then as a hosts.
In the winter of 1996, I made a trip to the Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market. The upcoming season was going to be my first as a full-time market gardener. I introduced myself to the vendors, hoping to make connections and maybe get some tips on where and what to sell.
The question for CSA farmers is not "How do I get one started?", but "How do I keep it going?," according to Jill Perry and Scott Franzblau, authors of Local Harvest: A Multifarm CSA Handbook.
Hey, we’re Canadian, right? We’re not afraid of a little cold weather, especially here in the winter sunshine capital of Canada. Sure, lows in the minus 30s and even 40s are common, but that shouldn’t stop a truly intrepid gardener.
“Can’t be done, huh?” That was Carol Ford and Chuck Waibel’s response when they were told they couldn’t grow vegetables in winter in windy, west central Minnesota without incurring prohibitive fuel costs.