A walk-behind seeder is easy to use and to maintain. You save time seeding compared to planting by hand. You get consistent spacing when you use a walk-behind seeder.
Plant seed potatoes in your field. Learn the steps and correct spacing.
Weed fabric is also called landscape fabric. It is an effective tool for weed control and erosion control. Use it to make pathways in the garden. Weed fabric is durable and you can re-use it. These photos show you how to install weed fabric in your garden for use as pathways.
Baiting your electric fence helps keep animals out of the garden. Use peanut butter on a piece of foil.
Flame weeding kills small weeds using fire. It is used on beds before planting and to kill weeds in paths. It works best on weeds under 4 inches tall. Growers will learn about the equipment needed, how to attach the torch to a propane tank and operate the tool.
Row cover lets sunlight and water IN and keeps pests OUT. Some insects overwinter in the soil. Check on plants under row cover. If you see any insect damage, consider treating. There are different types of row cover. This series will focus onthe use of a lightweight row cover for insect pest protection. Heavier covers help keep plants warm.
Vegetable farmers use electric fences to keep animals out of crop fields.Livestock farmers use electric fences to keep animals inside the pasture and manage rotational grazing programs. Learn the steps to set up an electric fence.
You must change the engine oil in a tractor to avoid mechanical problems. Most tractors need an oil change after 1200 hours of use. Learn the process to take out the old oil and add new oil.
Damaged drip tape can lead to underwatering. You can fix small leaks with duct tape. Fix larger leaks with couplings.
To install drip irrigation, first install a header line. Next, install a pressure regulator between the header line and the water source.
Fixing a leak in a garden hose is cheap and easy. You do not have to buy a new hose. You just need a few tools and new parts.
Two-part series shows how to use a water pump to irrigate from a pond or stream.
Clean and sanitize your crop storage area to prevent bacteria and disease.
Clean and sanitize coolers to prevent bacteria and diseas.
Clean and sanitize your crop delivery van to prevent bacteria and disease.
Make a mobile handwash station to wash your hands in the field or at a market, and prevent the spread of disease.
Learn how to power an electric fence using a small solar panel. Two-part series.
Many farmers weigh their produce to find out the sale price. Tare your scale to weigh produce accurately, without the weight of the container.
Make a bleach solution to sanitize tools and surfaces on the farm.
How to choose the right tray for your seedlings Learn how to choose the right cell pack or pot to transplant seedlings into.
Learn how one farmer grows lettuce heads, for harvest and for seeds. We created this video series for farmers who are also English Language Learners. Farmers will understand the videos with little use of written or spoken language. This user guide is for trainers and English-speaking farmers. It provides more detail about the skills the video teaches. You Tube feature allows you to translate our subtitles to many languages.
When you plant cover crops you give your soil food and protection. You can plant cover crops in the spring, summer and fall.all farm plots grow in succession.
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