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Habits of Growth and Productivity - Journal of an Orchardist
2/19/2020 - 2:26:46 PM
by Clair Kauffman
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Habits of Growth and Productivity - Journal of an OrchardistA year ago, Clair Kauffman, our orchard manager, shared some insights regarding work in a fruit orchard. His comments (below and here) sprung from the work they were doing with a section of Nittany apple trees. They were proving to be “unruly and unproductive.” To discover how things have progressed... Read More
The Apple Trial Block at Kauffman’s Fruit Farm: Experiments in Organic Pest Control and Reduction of Pesticides
8/27/2019 - 11:56:25 AM
by Clair Kauffman
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The Apple Trial Block at Kauffman’s Fruit Farm: Experiments in Organic Pest Control and Reduction of PesticidesFor over a decade now, we have had an ongoing experiment to raise more nutrient-dense apples and to do so in a way that poses less risk to human and orchard health. THE REDUCED-PESTICIDE EXPERIMENTOur experimental program to reduce pesticide use in apples was originally certified as USDA Organic. We... Read More
Happenings Around the Farm
7/9/2019 - 12:37:02 PM
by Clair Kauffman
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Happenings Around the FarmIn recent weeks, Dan Mummert has been here twice to assess the welfare of the American Kestrels and Barn Owls that use our nest boxes. Both of these species are in decline in PA and are considered sensitive species. With that being the case, they are being studied and monitored by the PA Game Commis... Read More

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