Sustainable organics

By |January 7th, 2014|

Jim Koan wants organic practices to be based on science, not politics.

A common sense organic approach

By |January 6th, 2014|

Silver Apple Award winner Ray Fuller approaches organic production from a scientific point of view.

New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do [...]

Nothing easy about organic weed control

By |May 1st, 2013|

Weed control in a newly planted organic vineyard is difficult and labor intensive but very much needed.
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Beware of weed resistance

By |April 15th, 2013|

DON’T LET WEEDS
GET AWAY
It’s particularly important to keep up with weed control in a young orchard because [...]

Weed ZAPPER

By |April 15th, 2013|

Engineer Graham Brodie developed the microwave weed-killing machine. Four microwave horn antennae at the back end, each about four [...]

Orchard ground covers

By |April 15th, 2013|

For 21 years now, Dr. Ian Merwin has tended a 320-tree apple orchard on the eastern shore of Cayuga [...]

Good Stuff

By |February 15th, 2013|

Drip irrigation feeds the hydroponic root bags with water and nutrients.

Hydroponic irrigation
New technology combining hydroponics and drip irrigation [...]

Organic viticulture is all about timing

By |May 1st, 2012|

Bill Powers used common materials—screen mesh, bottoms of plastic jugs—to construct his pest fan.
Melissa Hansen

The key to making [...]

Promising organic herbicide found

By |May 1st, 2012|

These large crabgrass seedlings show the effect of preemergence application of manuka oil. Control is on the right. Concentrations [...]