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VIDEO: Oregon Carrot Seed Growers Save Water & Improve Yield, Quality with Drip Irrigation (and it’s “Bee Friendly” Too!)

Oregon producers, who grow about 85 percent of the nation’s carrot seeds, have cut water use in half by transitioning to drip from overhead sprinklers. Although more studies need to be done, growers also expect drip irrigation will reduce Xanthomonas, a bacterial pathogen that can be spread by sprinklers or splashing water. Continue reading

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VIDEO: Tips for Growing Under High Tunnels

Brad Bergefurd, a horticulturist with Ohio State University, offers tips for growing tomatoes and strawberries under high tunnels with drip irrigation at Hirsch Fruit Farm in Chillicothe, Ohio. Continue reading

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