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Farming

Jim & I are working on the catalog today. Tomorrow everybody will work on making and shipping the October Potato Sampler and on Tuesday we will take another try at harvesting the carrots. Potato harvest is done. Next week we are going to Denmark on the UMO Grain farm field trip. See the article below

Farming

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ARS | Publication request: Control of Soilborne Potato Diseases Using Brassica Green Manures

We are going to plow down our Buckwheat cover crop this afternoon, and then plant Rapeseed. here is the research below:

Brassica species and related plants produce sulfur
compounds which break down in soil to produce volatile compounds that
are toxic to many soil organisms in a process called biofumigation.
Several Brassica crops used in crop rotations and as green manures have
been associated with reductions in soilborne pests and pathogens.
Selected Brassica crops, including canola, rape, oilseed radish,
turnip, yellow mustard, and Indian mustard, were evaluated for control
of various soilborne potato pathogens and diseases in culture,
greenhouse trials, and field trials on commercial potato farms.
Brassica crops inhibited growth of a variety of soilborne pathogens of
potato,

ARS | Publication request: Control of Soilborne Potato Diseases Using Brassica Green Manures

Brassica species and related plants produce sulfur compounds which break down in soil to produce volatile compounds that are toxic to many soil organisms in a process called biofumigation. Several Brassica crops used in crop rotations and as green manures …


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Megan, Thanks for the potato chip recipe. Tried it out on Saturday morning …

Megan,
Thanks for the potato chip recipe. Tried it out on Saturday morning
with our freshly picked Carola potatoes…..was a big hit. I kept the
skins on. Paul kept eating them before I could put the next batch out.
All our kids loved them and wanted more. Would love to make all our
own chips….someday. Our potatoes have been growing great! Thanks! Goldie




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Tide Mill Organic Farm – Seaside Wreath

We received the gift of a Tide Mill Wreath. Such a beautifully made gift and expressive of the season – evergreen boughs cut right here in Maine. Read about their wonderful farm.

Tide Mill Organic Farm – Seaside Wreath

Our unique Seaside Wreath combines the beauty of balsam fir with the softness of our native White Pine (Maine’s state tree). The wreath is accented with Blue Mussel shells and sprigs of Sea Heather from our seashores, complementing the hand-tied burgundy bow.


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