In ancient times, the dew was believed to be a source of vegetative and plant life and considered a great blessing. According to the literature, the accumulation of dew at night on […]
What are public food forests?
Imagine a space in your downtown – no matter the size – where fruit is grown. Planners have intentionally planted woody, perennial plants as key components of a community food production system. […]
What is sustainable turfgrass?
Turfgrass is also known as “natural grass.” It’s a natural, root-bearing plant. Artificial turf is made of nylon or polypropylene fibers. Natural turfgrass can be managed in sustainable ways, but artificial turf […]
Low-glycemic, high-protein rice – The quest for a perfect food
Rice is a main staple food of more than 2.4 billion people. Rice continues to expand into communities that are traditionally non-rice eating with the increasing levels of cross culture exchange, travel, […]
What are corn tillers?
If you want to start a heated discussion, ask your social group for their thoughts on pineapple pizza the next time you order take-out. While the opposition is strong, more pie-lovers approve […]
How do rootstocks help tomato growers under heat and drought?
No matter the location, plants can experience stress. This can be in your home garden, the local community garden, or on a farm miles away. Stresses include heat or drought, and they […]
What are anti-nutrients and why are they important for researchers to consider?
Many of us consider the nutritional value of foods as we choose them. For example, you might add some strawberries to your morning cereal to get a boost of vitamin C and […]
What are some current advancements in hop breeding?
Common hop – you might call it hops – is a main ingredient in beer responsible for its rich flavor profile. Craft brewers and larger manufacturers alike are always looking for that […]
Get out of the weeds – Use the right tool for the job
To quote Matshona Dhliwayo: “A flower does not diminish in beauty, no matter how many weeds envy it.” But we can provide a friendly assist to maintain a prized bloom, impeccably groomed […]
How do nutrients get into my vegetables?
Like all living organisms, vegetables need nutrients for their proper growth and development. But where do they get their mineral nutrients from? The answer is soil. Okay, the next question is, how […]