How lean farming works at Clay Bottom Farm
Ben Hartman wrote a book about lean farming, but first he had to work to implement those principles at his own farm.
Doing more with less meant getting r... more
June-bearing (short-day) strawberries are a high-value crop, but their brief harvest season severely limits the window of opportunity for making a profit.
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A system developed by Top 10 Produce for smaller farms is now being rolled out at one large Salinas Valley, Calif., operation, using labels that enabl... more »
After spending the past decade growing a sustainable small farm from a half acre of old farmland to a thriving eight-acre organic enterprise, the owne... more »
Michigan beekeepers are worried about a project that could shrink the number of spotted knapweed plants (also known as star thistle) in the state. If ... more »
Sweet corn producers must rely on timely pest monitoring and effective insecticide sprays to minimize ear damage by corn earworm, European corn borer ... more »
Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, was a tough blow to growers who already had to deal with a rough spring.Sandy was the secon... more »
Muck soils are an economically important, non-renewable resource for Michigan agriculture. Satisfactory soil conservation and nutrient management prac... more »
Fruits and vegetables are important parts of a balanced diet, and making sure consumers have an abundant supply of them is part of the Agricultural Re... more »
Ralph Oomen is in line to become the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). Currently the vice president, he'll start his two-year te... more »
The 1996 tomato suspension agreement between the United States and Mexico is at the center of a growing trade dispute between the two counties. The ag... more »
Soil testing is an excellent method for estimating the fertility status of a soil, and it provides valuable information for developing a sound fertili... more »