• This project tested the effect on
over-wintered garlic yield of planting
date and two mulching strategies:
companion-seeded oat cover crop vs.
• Farmer-cooperator Mark Quee planted
garlic in September with a companion
oat cover crop (oat residue following
winterkill intended to serve as mulch).
Garlic planted in October was mulched
• September-planted garlic had higher
yield than October-planted, but pervasive
rot in several areas of the field
may have impacted results.
November 18, 2016
Objectives: 1. Determine if planting oats as a winterkill mulch impacts overwintered garlic yield. 2. Determine if an earlier planting date (so that oats and garlic can be sown together with significant growth on the oats before winterkill) impacts overwintered garlic yield. 3. Evaluate percent cover, biomass, and weed suppression of oat cover crop planted with garlic in September.
July 7, 2015
On Saturday, Aug. 3, a diverse crowd of about 50 people gathered outside the packing shed at Small Potatoes Farm, a 10-acre farm near Minburn owned by Rick and Stacy Hartmann, to hear about a particularly salient topic: protecting our native pollinators, and what farmers and landowners can do to support and provide habitat for […]
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