2013 Articles in Archives

publication date: Jan 1, 2013
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January


Growers create their own wholesale market for local flowers in Seattle

Identify your biggest money-making crops

Tool review: The Quick Cut Greens Harvester

Introducing the inventor of the tool

More strategies for dealing with a changing climate

8,000 miles and 18 farmers markets

Understanding one of the few insecticides for organic growers


February

The proposed food safety rule and your farm

In search of heat-tolerant lettuce

Help CSA members eat their veggies

Two new guides to re-learning important skills

Capturing info- then using it

Making good decisions under pressure

Move transplants easily with farm-built pallets

An interview with Jennie Love

March

Manage the hoophouse for more tomatoes, cukes

REAPing the benefits of solar power

Parsnips are easy to grow and reliable

A better way to track weather on your farm and in your greenhouse

Straight talk about food safety

New flowers worth a look this year

April

New head lettuces are designed for salad mix

Qliprs for hoophouse tomatoes, cukes

A simpler way to use round bales

Growing fennel--Buld, herb, pollen

The human element of food safety

A visit to Texas Specialty Cut Flowers

May

Lean’ principles applied to a farm

Increasing tomato yield

Extending the harvest season for edamame

A sensible approach to crop budgets

Food safety: equipment & buildings

Learning from great designers

June/July

Buckwheat: an ideal summer cover crop

Vegetative and generative crop steering

Scales are useful tools on the market

Fair Field Flowers: 10 years of growing together

Food safety issues posed by animals

40 acres & 15 college kids Thoughts on managing workers for 31 years


August

Mid-season CSA break spreads the workload

Understanding irrigation pumps

Last-chance crops to sow now

Useful tools for the hoophouse

Order these spring beauties now

September


Farm infrastructure: What & when to build

Finding a sustainable strawberry system

New disease reported in hoophouse tomatoes

Biological soil amendments and food safety

Crop planning for flower farmers

October


Farms get financing on crowdfunding websites

Nitrate accumulation in winter greens: the dangers and how to minimize them

Customization keeps CSA members happy

The sauna method of germinating seeds

Cash flow projections avert disaster

November/December

The pollinator crisis: how farms can help

Neonicotinoids blamed for bee deaths

Get high tunnels ready for snow

Basics of no-till for vegetables

Guest editorial: Flaws in the proposed produce safety rules

The toughest part of food safety: water

How we made lisianthus one of our top crops





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