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Mowing the sudex cover crop at the blueberry site at Five Elements Farm. The sudex was sown to compete against weeds, and was incorporated to add organic matter to the soil. Photo by J. Bozzelli.
Adding Small Fruits to Your Small Farm - Articles Articles

Adding Small Fruits to Your Small Farm

Marley E Skinner, Robert Pollock, Mike Basedow

Consider diversifying your farm by adding small fruit like blueberries or strawberries. More
Let new blueberry plants grow for two or even three years before allowing them to set fruit.
Blueberry Establishment - Getting off to the Right Start - Articles Articles
For a crop that may fruit for fifty years under the right care, it is critical to get blueberry plants off to a strong, healthy start. More
Manejo en la Postcosecha de Bayas
Manejo en la Postcosecha de Bayas - Articles Articles

Manejo en la Postcosecha de Bayas

Montserrat Fonseca Estrada, Lee Stivers

Las bayas (fresas, frambuesas, zarzamoras, y arándanos) son frutas maravillosas; además de ser deliciosas y nutritivas tienen buen precio en el mercado. More
Blueberries
Highbush Blueberry Production - Articles Articles

Highbush Blueberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Blueberries are well suited for small-scale and part-time farm operations. More
Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties
Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties - Videos Videos

Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties

Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner, Tianna DuPont

5:23

Here we talk about some of the physical properties of soil including organic matter, aggregate stability, water infiltration and compaction. More
Guide to Farming: Small Fruits
Guide to Farming: Small Fruits - Articles Articles
The term “small fruit” includes many of the berry crops such as blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries among others. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
General Guidelines for Pesticide Safety - Articles Articles
Only use pesticides when necessary. Before using any pesticide product, always read the label, as it is a legal document. More
Symptoms of Pesticide Poisoning
Symptoms of Pesticide Poisoning - Articles Articles
The symptoms of pesticide poisoning can range from a mild skin irritation to coma or even death. Different classes or families of chemicals cause different types of symptoms. More
USDA Forest Service - Region 8 - Southern, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Responding to Pesticide Poisoning Symptoms - Articles Articles
Responding immediately and appropriately when pesticide exposure is suspected will help minimize the effects of exposure and, in extreme cases, may save a life. More
Blueberry Grower Interview
Blueberry Grower Interview - Videos Videos

Blueberry Grower Interview

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

3:22

Blueberry grower interview outlining the benefits and challenges of blueberry production. More
Photo credit: Steve Culman
Soil Quality Information - Articles Articles
Healthy soils yield healthy crops, But what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it? More