Category: The Art of Farming

The Art of Farming: Tools of the Trade
Drip Tape and Plastic Mulch

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Growing food requires more than knowing seeds and soil. A farmer has to be a jack of all trades. Fixing equipment, putting up fences, laying pipe, designing custom tools, and creating efficient systems is all part of the job.   This Week’s Tools: Drip Tape Continue Reading

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The Art of Farming:
Almond Harvest in Action

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How long does it take a farmer to pick all those tiny little almonds from an almond tree? About four and a half seconds.                                   We’ll show you how Continue Reading

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The Art of Farming: Senescence, the Reason Leaves Fall In the Fall

October in the Orchard

Call it what you will, fall, autumn, the senescent season, it happens to everyone, peach trees included.  Wrinkles, grey hair, and wisdom all come to us in due time, but for the leaves of a peach tree, a life cycle happens every year. In this Continue Reading

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The Art of Farming: Death Comes
for the Pacific Flathead Borer

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                During our last venture into the world of organic pest management, we saw that understanding and working with natural systems is an important step in the proactive steps organic farmers take to produce a successful crop. This Continue Reading

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The Art of Farming: Managing Pests Organically

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  The Art of Farming blog series is meant to take you underground here in Ag-Land. Regular readers of the series will, we hope, be able to confidently join in the farmer-talk the next time they come face to face with their favorite growers, or Continue Reading

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The Art of Farming: August Aspirations in the Orchard

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     The Art of Farming blog series is meant to take you underground here in Ag-Land. Regular readers of the series will, we hope, be able to confidently join in the farmer-talk the next time they come face to face with their favorite growers, Continue Reading

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