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The points of contact between Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service and the grower & business communities are the NJ County Agricultural Agents. The agents are a tremendous source of information for both new and experienced growers. Visit your local county extension office.

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Postharvest Guide from GA

Precooling Fruits and Vegetables in Georgia by Changying "Charlie" Li, Extension Ag Engineer - This new guide from GA Cooperative Extension gives a good introduction and overview of postharvest precooling methods and requirements of common fruits and vegetables.
Rick VanVranken

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Un-composted Leaves Improve Coastal Plains Soils & Save You Money

Yesterday Bob & Leda Muth kindly hosted the Rutgers Sustainable Ag students for a tour of their farm operation and soil practices. Bob’s farm has demonstrated profitable results from applying municipal collected un-composted waste leaves to Coastal Plain soils. The practice dramatically improves soil fertility, soil health, and cuts fertilizer and fungicide expenses.

The Muth Family Farm is recognized as one of the leading regional farms in sustainable agriculture, soil husbandry, community supported agriculture, and organic methods that make money. 
Every visit to the Muth Farm is a learning experience. Check out the updated article on the Sustaining Farming on the Urban Fringe website, outlining his methods.