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Backyard Farming: Raised Bed and Container Materials

Steve Upson, soils and crops consultant for the Noble Research Institute, talks about the pros and cons of different materials available for raised bed and container garden construction. 

Backyard Farming: Irrigation Options

Josh Brown from Irrigation-Mart shows a variety of drip and spray irrigation products suitable for your backyard farm or container garden.

Protected Agriculture: Hoop House Accessible Equipment

Micah Anderson, from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, demonstrates how to use a BCS tractor to lay plastic over raised rows in a bow-sided hoop house.

Protected Agriculture: Hoop House Tour

Steve Upson, soils and crops consultant, demonstrates various hoop houses as well as the benefits and potential drawbacks of each one.

Protected Agriculture: Tools and Tips For Tunnel Construction

Steve Hill, of Phocas Farms and Hoop Houses, demonstrates the beginning process they use to align and square up the outer walls of a hoop house tunnel.

Protected Agriculture: Irrigation Design Considerations

Josh Brown, from Irrigation-Mart (irrigation-mart.com), shows a variety of drip and spray irrigation products suitable for your hoop house as well as demonstrates a possible configuration for laying out drip lines.

Protected Agriculture: Low Tunnel Demonstration

Jim Shrefler, an area horticulture specialist from Oklahoma State University, demonstrates his methods for low tunnel construction as well as his trial studies using low tunnels to keep out crop-destructive insects such as squash bugs.

Protected Agriculture: Mobile Hoop House Demonstration

Leon Sloan, owner of Leon's Greenhouses in Kingston, Oklahoma, demonstrates moving a clam shell hoop house from one location to another.

Backyard Farming: Container Gardening

Leon Sloan, owner of Leon's Greenhouses in Kingston, Oklahoma, shares his secrets for growing food in plastic containers.

ATV Preventative Maintenance

Rodney Pierce, equipment and inventory supervisor for the Noble Research Institute, shows how his organization routinely inspects its ATVs to make sure they remain in tip-top condition and are safe to operate.

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