Beginning Farmer Asks:
Our new Kubota tractor is arriving tomorrow. I'll be doing a walk-through with the dealers then getting started on mowing. I'm going to make a daily checklist form for checking the tractor before every use. I'm mostly concerned about using it under heavier...Read more
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Beginning Farmer Asks:
That’s right. Neither wild fish nor farmed fish can be certified organic because no organic standards exist in the U.S. to regulate them. But that may be about to change—for the worse. Why? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently proceeding with...Read more
Beginning Farmer Asks: I had a quick question for you regarding plant spacing on cauliflower. I have read some material that suggests row spacing anywhere from 12-24 inches. It is looking like I will be planting into 60-inch beds, so I am curious what you think the...Read more
Beginning Farmer: Our field managers want to overhead water our direct sown/transplanted CSA blocks (carrots, beets, salad mix, broccoli, etc.) as we've had poor germination & loss of transplants (most to slugs). — but here are my concerns: we aren't set up for...Read more
Beginning Farmer: I was thinking about trying some dry farmed tomatoes this year and am wondering if you could share some knowledge about your world famous UCSC dry farmed tomato system?
Farmer Mentor: I think the most important take...Read more
I don’t make a habit of criticizing the Almighty, but an exception will be made here this evening at the risk of calling down a thunderbolt on this meetinghouse. I was brought up in the Catholic tradition; altar boy, seminarian, and as such we were not encouraged to read the Holy Bible on our...Read more
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By Lisa J. Bunin, Ph.D., Center for Food Safety February 24, 2014
Original post by ecowatch.com...Read more
Beginning Farmer: We will be setting up our 2” drip irrigation headers this week and I need to make a decision about which type of header to use. What is the difference between “lay flat tubing” and “oval hose” and are there special tools for installing the drip...Read more
EFA Program Coordinator Liz Birnbaum was approached by the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development to answer some questions about ecological agriculture and the way she entered this movement. Read her interview below and check out the original...Read more