October 2008

  • Containment System is Totally Tubular for Organic Growers When drought, weeds and contaminated topsoil conspired to kill Tom Buehrle’s wildflower garden, he came up with an idea he thinks has the potential to revolutionize the organic vegetable industry.
  • Ohio Tour Highlights Buurma Family Vegetable Farm A few weeks ago, I took part in the North American Strawberry Growers Association?s summer tour in Ohio. Bus tours might be the best way to explore a state’s rural countryside and see how its farmers and farm marketers ply their trades.
  • Partnerships Help New Mexico Farm The Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles Family Farms is a rarity in New Mexico: A farm that’s open to the public.
  • Specialty Crops get Short Shrift in Weed Control If herbicides were a meal, the major commodity crops – corn, soybeans, rice, wheat, cotton – would be enjoying a gourmet feast, while fruits, vegetables, nuts and ornamentals would be lucky to get the scraps from the table.

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