For Other Farmers

Looking for detailed information about planning CSA crop schedules, soil fertility or how to purchase equipment?  Go to the Roxbury Farm (www.roxburyfarm.com/information-for-farmers) website and peruse their farming manuals.  They are extremely generous in sharing their experience and knowledge.

Hot Water Seed Treatment Protocol, handout from MOSES 2016 workshop

Click here to view the handout.

Info shared at our July 11, 2016 MOSES field day

“Hot water seed treatment; our low-tech approach”
This document outlines our farm’s protocol for hot water treatment of brassica and solanaceous seeds.

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“Diseases and Pests of Vegetable Crops in Canada”
This excellent book is available as a free download.

“Onion Disease: Downy mildew”, UW Extension handout

“Onion Downy Mildew; Biology and Control”, a useful slideshow from the University of Guelph

Downy Mildew photos from Tipi Produce

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1.  Onion downy mildew on scallions.  Oct. 8.  Look for patch of scallions with yellowing leaves.

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2.  Close-up of onion downy mildew on scallions.  Oct. 8.  Note gray sporulation on leaves.

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3.  A mix of diseases on onions: onion downy mildew, purple blotch and Stemphylium.  July 7, 2016.

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4.  A mix of diseases on onions: onion downy mildew, purple blotch and Stemphylium.  July 7, 2016.

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5.  Close-up; a mix of diseases on onions: onion downy mildew, purple blotch and Stemphylium.  July 7, 2016.

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6.  Close-up:  A mix of diseases on onions: onion downy mildew, purple blotch and Stemphylium.  July 7, 2016.  Note sporulation on pale areas of leaf.  Bottom leaf is probably showing rain damage.