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Black Plastic: Is there a Viable Organic Mulch Alternative?

Black plastic mulch is widely used in the production of specialty vegetable crops due to its effectiveness as a weed barrier, capability to conserve soil moisture and ability to warm soil temperatures in spring.   796 more words

Cover Crop Tour and Open House - 30th October, 2014

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No cost. Join part or all of tour. No pre-registration required.  CCA credits requested.

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Top 10 Webinars #2: Managing Cover Crops

This blog’s exploration of the Top 10 Most-Watched Webinars continues with “Managing Cover Crops,” hosted by Dr. Jeremy Singer, then a research agronomist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service and currently a principal scientist for BASF Plant Science in Durham. 146 more words

Sowing Winter Cover Crops

With the weather turning cool and the fall harvest beginning to come in, you may think the time for sowing seeds is past. And for most seeds, you would be right. 585 more words


Learn about weeds and cover crops from October ILF webinar

The October ILF webinar contained some great information about weed management when using cover crops. Bob Hartzler, ISU Extension weed specialist, presented findings from a study done by graduate student Meaghan Anderson. 112 more words

Peregrine Farm News Vol. 11 #28, 10/15/14

What’s been going on!

Arghhh!!!!  Damn this rain.  Some of you may know that I am somewhat of a perfectionist, really more of “elegantist”, I know not a real word.  463 more words


Trying our hands at a winter garden

Somewhere in one of his redonculous quantity of books on gardening, the DreadBrewer read that beds should never lie fallow, even in the winter. And so we are trying our hands at a winter garden, complete with cover crops. 508 more words