A Salute to Food Heritage in France
France puts a premium on preserving its food heritage. Here's one example of that country's many food heritage sites, this one in Brittany.
Early Diagnosis is Key
Bill Bauer of B&M Crop Consulting discusses the importance of early diagnosis in your corn fields at one of this year's Corn College events.
Capture Yield In Full Circle
In a perfect world—with ideal growing conditions—today’s seed corn genetics can produce a whopping 500 bu. per acre. With the average corn yield in 2013 at 158 bu. per acre, the question lingers: How do we capture the other 346 bu.?
A Global Strategy
The lion’s share of corn seed for U.S. farmers is produced in the heart of the Corn Belt, but that’s not the only place.
Phil's Dancing Carrots
If you are challenged by growing carrots, you might consider transplanting them and growing some dancing carrots.
Seed Cleaning Screens
Cleaning the chaff from the seeds you want to save can be done with screens of different sizes. There are options for all budgets, including using the strainers and colanders you already have in your kitchen.
Potato Independence: Finding Potato Varieties that Work
Maybe it is my Irish roots, maybe my working class dinner background of meat, potatoes, and frozen veggies, or maybe it is just the gorgeous variety of shapes and colors that emerge from the ground like buried treasure in early August, but I love growing our own potatoes.