Agriculture in Israel and Jordan ValleyOne of our growers recently made a trip to Israel to learn about Agriculture in that part of the world. Glenn with T&A Farms was kind enough to share with us about his trip and what he learned while he was over there. While in Israel, he toured some farms and saw how they grow Cauliflower, Winter Wheat, Onions, Carrots, Olives, Broccoli, and of course Strawberries. He learned about the different techniques that work best and how they work with the terrain and countryside. Glenn also made a visit to their Water Treatment Facility and learned how they treat water for agriculture. The process was very close to the same as what we are used to in Watsonville, CA. but there were some differences. For example he learned they use Chlorine to kill pathogens where in Watsonville, Ca. we use Ultra Violet light. The reason they still use chlorine was the cost. Glenn also visited Jordan Valley during his trip and saw how they grow Bananas, Lemons, Pink Grapefruit, Avocados, & Mangoes. All of these crops are watered by using drip tape to conserve water due to the scarcity of water in that area. They use various methods to protect the crops from frost as well as birds and other pests. To check out photos from Glenn's trip click on the photos below to view his slideshows. These are in PDF Documents so you can scroll through at your leisure and read all about his travels.
Worm Farming @ Lassen Canyon NurseryWe here at Lassen Canyon Nursery are always looking for new techniques to grow awesome plants. Our latest experiment is worm farming. Worm farming is an excellent way to recycle shredded paper scraps from the shred bin and the spent coffee grounds after the morning coffee rush. You can also feed the worm food waste instead of throwing it in the trash. The worm waste or poop also known as worm castings can improve your soil structure and the plants as well. It is rich in all the nutrients needed for plant growth. It is a very simple process if you are interested in farming your own. Another product of worm farming is the tea you collect, it is like a high energy drink for you plants. Here are some photos of our worm farm. We started out really small in September 2015 and now here we are tripling what we started with. If you fish a lot you can have your own bait whenever you need it. Here are a few links I found that have some great information about worm farming. http://modernfarmer.com/2013/05/how-to-build-a-worm-farm/ http://www.thewormfarm.net/
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