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How to decipher heat loss and greenhouse R-valueHundreds of new small farmers are entering the industry every year, each serving a unique community and solving unique problems. Many of those problems are related to energy – the lack of it, the need for more sustainable sources, and the need for more energy-efficient growing systems. Some farmers have.....
Ensuring crop pollination in US specialty cropsThis webinar series will provide an overview of pollination requirements and strategies to ensure pollination of different specialty crops. Farmers and gardeners rely on crop pollinators, including honey bees, alternative managed bees like the blue orchard bee, and wild bees.Pollination experts will discuss.....
China: Production of Guangxi Luffa heading to next level"At present, the Luffas (or loofahs) of Dahua county are manufactured into a juice that can be used for skincare products, shampoo, body wash and other similar products. It is sold to Beijing, Shanghai, Canton, Hainan and other places. It is even sold abroad to Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Spain and other.....
India: Water management helps growers in KrishnagiriConstructing water storage structures near poly greenhouses has helped horticulture farmers meet the water requirements at this time of water crisis, thanks to a Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme.Krishnagiri district is blessed with conducive agro climatic conditions to.....
DIY Aquaponics Presentation from NCRACOn the blog of Canadian Aquaponics, a handy webinar presentation can be found from the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center. Click here to go see the video and slides.
Icicles from overhead power lines damages Belgian greenhousesBelgian lettuce grower Paul Adriaenssens doesn’t know about iceberg lettuce, but he certainly doesn’t want to know about icicles. Last weekend his greenhouse was pierced by icicles that slid off high voltage transmission towers. Now the question is who will be paying for the damage."Due to food safety.....
US: Potential market for locally grown Asian vegetablesAsian-Americans in three East Coast states, including Florida, yearn for more of their native vegetables, and those crops can be grown in the East, say two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. Gene McAvoy, a UF/IFAS Extension vegetable specialist, and Shouan.....
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Season Extension with High Tunnels online courseThe Northeast Beginning Farmers Project is offering Season Extension with High Tunnels as one of its online courses this season.The six-week course runs from March 1 to April 3 under the tutelage of co-instructors:Jud Reid, regional vegetable specialist with the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program.Crystal Stewart,.....
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