Scab in apples can be a persistent problem, and one straightforward approach to managing it is treating the leaves in the fall using a urea spray, either while the leaves are on the tree or after they have fallen.
University of New Hampshire researcher John Aber has been using a Northeast SARE Agroecosystems award to explore the waste streams and energy cycles on an organic dairy farm
Cover crops improve soil, reduce runoff, and can be a key component in a nutrient management plan.
Cover crops are generally selected for their ability to build soil organic matter, prevent erosion, suppress weeds, and scavenge nitrogen, but these crops can also support improved bee habitat by using phacelia, buckwheat, and a bee forage mix.
Flax is a new crop to the Northeast region that is known for having high concentrations of Omega-3 fatty acids that benefit human and animal health. Learn about weed control trials using row spacing and cultivation. Video by Dr. Heather Darby, director of UVM Extension's Northwest Crops and Soils Program.
A Partnership Grant about improving the quality of food-grade wheat. Video courtesy of University of Vermont Extension and its television show, "Across the Fence."
Annual weeds are consistently ranked as a challenging production problem for organic and low-external-input farmers. Researcher Eric Gallandt explores whether flaming can also be used to kill weeds before they enter the seedbank.
Join Linda Prim (NOFA-VT fruit and technical assistance advisor) and Chris Callahan (UVM Extension agricultural engineer) for a series of on-farm workshops highlighting the ways that Vermont farmers at various scales are using commercial high tunnels, hoop houses and greenhouses for season extension vegetable production.
Advancing on-farm understanding and use of silvopasture in Pennsylvania.
A Professional Development award developed this series of videos about using and calibrating backpack sprayers on small-scale farms.
Erin MacGregor-Forbes talks about her Farmer Grant, “A comparison of honeybee colony strength and survivability between nucleus and package-started colonies.”
Farmer grantee Henry Perkins researching sunflower production and processing for oil and meal in Maine.
Farmers and their technical advisors talk about how they worked together on a Farmer Grant.
Maine farmer grantee Hanne Tierney looks at the feed value of field peas as a forage for hogs.
Liz Mulholland of Valley View Farm tests whether a mastitis detection tool developed for cows can be used in her goat dairy.
Dan Kaplan of Brookfield Farm tests whether a remote sensor network can help him protect his crops from freezing.
A scale-appropriate three-point attachment tool system that allows new and beginning farmers, farmers who have a hard time with heavy pieces of equipment, and farmers with small- to mid-sized operations to be more efficient and flexible.
John Lastowka of Lastowka's Maple Gate Farm explores grape varieties with his technical advisor.
Dorn Cox of Westwick Farm assesses the impact of no-till on crop production and soil health.
Joel Myers tests the aggregate stability of three soils from different cultivation regimes including long term no-till, sod-row crop rotation, and heavily tilled intensive vegetable production.
Video showcasing a farmer who has converted his conservation planter to plant no-till.