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Agriculture

Small-scale organic vegetable gardening Aug. 17

August 11, 2009

The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture will be discussing their research that applies to small-scale organic vegetable production. The talk is open to the public.

"Small-scale organic vegetable farming"
Monday, Aug. 17, 1-4 p.m.
Horticulture Field Research Center

The talk, "Small-scale organic vegetable production systems" for Colorado producers will be held at the CSU Horticulture Field Research Center 1-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17. 

The talk is in connection with the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture's Specialty Crops Program Small Organic Farm Project Field Day.

(At right: Low cost, movable high tunnel under construction)

Research on high tunnels and field production will be discussed. 

Benefits of high tunnels

High tunnels have the ability to protect plants from: 

  • wind and other forces of nature
  • long periods of being wet
  • control of insects with predatory insects instead of chemicals
  • excessive moisture and nutrient leaching

High tunnels also produce higher yields per plant than plants in field production. 

Horticulture Field Research Center

The Field Center is a 65 acre state-of-the-art facility for plot research in horticulture and allied disciplines. To get there, exit east at I-25 at the Mountain Vista exit (#271). Proceed east across frontage road and enter the 2nd driveway on the north side.

Sponsors

CSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Aurora Organic Dairy and Sunshine Paper Company.


Contact: Frank Stonaker, Ph.D.
E-mail: frank.stonaker@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-7068