Enhancing cut flower production and marketing for produce growers: Methods of diversification into proven niches
For small and medium-sized farms, cut flowers are a source of income and diversification. In this continuation of a previous SARE project, the project manager will evaluate cultivars, compare biorational pest management to conventional pest management, offer technical support for new growers, and host field days and educational events. Of the 180 growers who engage with the project, half will adopt improved pest management strategies and increase their marketable yield; of the 20 new growers who use the project to develop cut flower business models, eight will begin to grow cut flowers on their farm. NE SARE Research and Education Grant.
Contact: Steven Bogash, Franklin County Cooperative Extension, email@example.com