Results for pages tagged with "specialty agriculture"
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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.
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.
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 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.
Find tips and resources for using traps to control pecan nut casebearer and hickory shuckworm in pecan orchards.
2019 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture Amber Oerly describes a variety of summer activities: conducting prescribed burns, touring an agritourism farm and helping tag feral hogs.
Noble Research Institute is a leading resource for growers and other pecan scientists who are continually working to improve the industry.