January 2005

  • Biodegradable Mulch Films Aid in Sweet Corn Production Many sweet corn growers are using clear plastic (polyethylene) mulch to warm the soil and to advance harvest maturity. The use of clear plastic mulch may also improve seed germination and increase plant stand under cool soil conditions often encountered in the early spring and may improve the yield and quality of sweet corn.
  • Fruit, Vegetable Industries Have Fresh Reason for Hope Trade show season always is exciting because you get the entire industry together to talk about the past growing season and the possibilities of the future.
  • On-farm Bakeries Heat Up Baked goods are hot items at farm markets these days. The aroma of fresh-baked pies, pastries, breads, rolls and muffins – hot from the oven – creates an atmosphere that boosts sales in all departments.
  • Ontario Grower Jumps into Growing Vegetables Ontario vegetable grower Mike Pastir didn’t fall into the farming game by accident. He jumped into it.

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