Category Archives: production information

When Planting Goes Wrong . . .

By Jake Jacobs, University of Vermont Risk Management Education Crop insurance can help your farm recover from a crop failure. Did you know it can also help you manage risk at planting time? Most crop insurance policies include provisions that … Continue reading

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Bed formers and Raised Beds – One size doesn’t fit all

Vermont springs and summers are as variable as ever. While rainy spells make raised beds a preferred option,, the growing season is just as likely to have prolonged dry hot periods where irrigation is necessary to keep plants from experiencing … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for Avian Influenza

By now, you have probably heard of Avian Influenza (AI) and its devastating effect on the poultry industry in Midwestern states earlier this year. State agriculture officials are preparing for an outbreak this fall or spring in Vermont. Read this … Continue reading

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Outsmarting Quackgrass

Quackgrass, Elymus repens (L.) Gould, is a major problem in cropping systems across the United States and Canada. It is a persistent, perennial, cool-season weedy grass that has the unique ability to hide below the surface and suddenly invade an … Continue reading

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Last Chance to NAP!

But there is no time to nap!  It’s time to inquire about NAP, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.  USDA Farm Service Agency offers this insurance program to producers of specialty crops.  Different coverage levels are available that cover certain … Continue reading

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