Kaitlyn has been hard at work, and she has just finished writing up the results of our winter spinach production research. We looked at several planting dates and varieties of spinach for winter production in unheated high tunnels. A grower research report is now available, just in time for those that are thinking about seeding spinach … More Spinach research report available
Our group has been learning a lot about how to identify naturally-occurring enemies of plant pests (mostly aphids). As part of one of our research projects, we have been scouting very carefully, every other week, in our tomato and pepper experiments. We are learning that when we look closely, we are seeing a whole new world!! As … More Biological warfare
Last week, several members of our group took a trip. We travelled all the way over to Burlington, VT, where Margaret Skinner and Cheryl Frank Sullivan led a fantastic hands-on training for us as well as our collaborators from University of Maine and Pennsylvania State University. We got some direct experience identifying different species of aphids. We … More an excursion
It has been a busy week for our research program! Our summer team (Jackie and Talia) is here, and Kaitlyn is done with classes – so in the past week, we have: covered the caterpillar tunnels and planted tomatoes and habitat plants for our SARE high tunnel project. planted our greenhouse pepper variety trial, and sent … More A busy week
This is the first year of our Northeast SARE high tunnel tomato project. Part of this project involves studying soil fertility management, which we have been working on for a few years – but it also includes a new focus on using habitat plants as part of a biological control strategy. What’s a habitat plant? Habitat plants … More Habitat plants in bloom
This year, we are repeating our variety trial of greenhouse peppers in a high tunnel. For those that are curious, last year’s results are published HERE. The little seedlings are off to a strong start! Now that the temperatures are starting to warm up and we’re in for some sunny weather, they should really start to take … More Greenhouse peppers revving up
Our work on winter spinach was featured in the Foster’s Daily Democrat earlier this week. Check out the nice profile of Connor and Kaitlyn’s work!