field notes august 2020

Kerr Center Publications

Field Notes – August 2020

Field Notes August 2020

Fall is around the corner! Are schools near you opening up soon? Or at all? Whatever your local district’s situation, there are plenty of opportunities to keep learning about sustainable agriculture. In this issue, we delve into a few:

David Redhage reviews one topic the pandemic has many farmers wanting to learn more about: automation.

Karlee Pruitt shares first observations from the horticulture program’s work this summer with hydroponics.

USDA has extended the application deadline for aid to farms and ranches suffering economic impacts from the pandemic, and added to the list of eligible commodities.

Just when we thought the insect apocalypse was upon us, one group of researchers says maybe not – at least for North America. (But don’t stop planting those pollinator gardens just yet.)

Field Notes – August 2020 (PDF, 600 KB)