Posted on April 23, 2013
Values-Based Food Supply Chain Case Study: Co-op Partners Warehouse
Co-op Partners Warehouse was established in 1999 by the Wedge Natural Foods Co-op in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This certified organic wholesale distribution warehouse serves retail stores, food service businesses and buying clubs throughout the Upper Midwest.
Posted on November 10, 2011
Cover Crops Case Studies: JenEhr Family Farm
Wisconsin is seeing a renewed interest in planting cover crops to prevent soil erosion, retain or add nutrients, reduce pest pressures and accomplish other goals.
Posted on April 29, 2010
Economic Potential of Increased Fruit and Vegetable Production in the Upper Midwest
Expanding the fruit and vegetable industry in the Upper Midwest could have a huge economic impact in the region. A new analysis from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, in collaboration with CIAS and other regional partners, estimated potential state and regional economic values associated with increased production of fresh fruit and vegetables in a six-state area.
Posted on July 1, 2009
Cover Crops on the Intensive Market Farm
Crops that are grown solely to provide soil cover or for the purposes of increasing soil fertility are referred to as cover crops or green manures. Due their ability to protect and enhance soils, cover crops are considered a fundamental aspect of any sustainable cropping system.
Posted on February 18, 2008
Biological Control of Insects and Mites
This University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension publication provides an introduction to the biological control of pest insects and mites. It includes basic biological information […]
Posted on February 28, 2006
Grower to Grower: Creating a Livelihood on a Fresh Market Vegetable Farm
For most fresh market vegetable growers, earning a reasonable living from their farms is a bigger challenge than growing produce. While growers often share production […]
Posted on June 24, 2004
Scouting Vegetables for Pests
The cornerstone of any Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is regular scouting of the crop at hand. It’s important that the scouting or monitoring practices […]
Posted on January 1, 2004
Community Supported Agriculture farms: management and income (Research Brief #68)
Printer-friendly version (PDF) One critical goal of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement is to sustain farm families economically. CSA farms offer memberships to consumers, […]
Posted on December 1, 2002
Integrated Pest Management: An Overview for Market Growers
Chemicals are not the only, or often the best, option for controlling pest problems. Integrated Pest Management is an alternative that uses all appropriate pest […]
Integrated Weed Management for Fresh Market Production
In fruit and vegetable production, more labor is often spent on weed management than any other task. Understanding where a weed grows, why it grows […]
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