Tag Archives: Extension

Weed control for vegetable crops

Good weed control leads to stronger plants, higher crop yields and higher farm profits. “Effective weed control starts with proper identification,” said Dr. Richard Bonanno, UMass Extension and GAP Educator, at a recent pesticide-training workshop held in Warwick, RI. He … Continue reading

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Host a successful field day

Share your variety trial, on-farm experiment results or great new equipment with fellow farmers and researchers. Combine this message with other topics and offer a 4 to 6 hour field day. Charlie White of Penn State Extension and Molly Hamilton … Continue reading

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Nozzle Calibration Aids Weed Control

  Calibrate, Calibrate, Calibrate! Dr. Richard Bonanno, Extension and GAP Educator with UMass Extension Agricultural and Landscape Program, in Amherst, Massachusetts recommends careful boom and nozzle calibration. Each spring equipment and nozzles should be calibrated using a tank of water. … Continue reading

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Networks can help farms and other businesses prosper

Few farmers fully utilize their resource networks. These networks include Extension Agents, fellow farmers and other agricultural personnel with production, processing and sales skills. Other network resources include funders like bankers, agency staff and grantors. Potential customers are part of networks too: neighbors, … Continue reading

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