Shannon McInnis, a first-generation Canadian, came to gardening and organic agriculture honestly. Growing up outside of Barrie, Ontario, her grandfather, a sugar cane farmer in Barbados, relied on... more »
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture ranks seventh among most dangerous jobs with 24.7 fatal injuries per every 100,000 full-time workers. In addition, farms are often in... more »
A recent report from Washington State University (WSU) researchers found a big difference in how a single tomato variety will respond to organic fertilizer compared to conventional fertilizer.
Rese... more »
Beneficial insects and other biocontrols are often more effective in controlled environment agriculture than in open fields.
In addition to beneficial insects, some greenhouse growers introduce ben... more »
Building up the nitrogen supplying capacity of the soil is key to growing organic sweet corn. With no high analysis, nitrogen fertilizers approved for sidedressing on an organic crop, rotations with l... more »
Healthy plants in pleasant plantings are the best way to deal with the challenges of berry growing in the Southeastern United States.
University of Georgia Associate Professor and Extension Plant P... more »
European corn borer, fall armyworm and corn earworm are problem pests for all sweet corn producers, but are especially troublesome for organic growers.
The wide adoption of Bt field corn dramatical... more »