Equipment

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culprits — diseases, pests, bee forage avail... more

Irrigation evolves from cumbersome sprinkler applications

Irrigation of vegetable crops has a history driven by the reality that water is a finite resource. Emphasis on having the proper amount of water continues to increase.

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Organic Grower Focus of Film, PBS Program

Farmer John Peterson and filmmaker Taggart Siegel stood in the fields of Angelic Organics in 1996, and the only thought going through their minds was,... more »

Contributing Editor Looks To Plow Fields — With A Pencil

I worked at a tool and equipment rental company for four summers during college and grad school. I could tell customers how to sand their floors, lay ... more »

Wappel Farms Thrives on Mint

Mint farming is a tricky business that involves specialized equipment, efforts to thwart soil disease and the constant threat of imports decreasing de... more »

Custom Harvester Aids Carrot Farmer

Glenn Vogel's carrot harvester is the only one of its kind. On a good field with plenty of trucks, it can cover 18 to 20 acres per day, pumping out a ... more »

Funding Cutbacks Force North Carolina Extension To Be Creative

This is the third story in a series about the future of Extension. Mary Helen Ferguson just got a job as a county agent with North Carolina Cooperativ... more »

Santa Could Have Been a Farmer

Santa's ingenuity, integrity and contribution to society would suggest he might be a farmer in his off-months, or at the very least a reindeer rancher... more »


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