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Options for growing specialty crops are limited by what a property can support. Consider soil, water, climate and location when buying land for specialty crop production.
Community gardens can provide solutions to a diverse range of unmet needs for communities focused on sustainable agriculture, at-risk youth, mental health and food insecurities.
The Food Safety Modernization Act has resulted in a spotlight on the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) program and its parallel for packers and processors, the Good Handling Practices (GHP) program. The purpose of these programs is to reduce, as much as possible, the chance of contamination on produce sold to consumers.
Specialty crop growers can use protected agriculture technologies to manage risks associated with growing fruits and vegetables in unpredictable, often extreme weather events. Technologies include raised beds equipped with plastic mulch film, floating crop covers, low tunnels and high tunnel hoop houses.
A percolation (perc) test is a soil test used to determine the adsorption of water into the soil. The perc test is also very important in agriculture because soil drainage can affect production of crops, including fruits and pecans.
Find tips and resources for using traps to control pecan nut casebearer and hickory shuckworm in pecan orchards.
A chicken moat is an enclosure built around an area generally used for some form of fruit and vegetable production. The main purpose is to provide a barrier between your agriculture crops and predators, including insects, rabbits and deer.
All of our tire-based planters have application in the home or school garden while some have commercial application.
Noble Research Institute is a leading resource for growers and other pecan scientists who are continually working to improve the industry.