Vegetables

These resources are produced in conjunction with the FairShare CSA Coalition.

Organic Vegetable Crop Specifics

The links below will take you to detailed production information on each vegetable.  These handouts were produced for our vegetable production sessions and include specifics from three farmers per crop.

Snap Beans

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Carrots

Cauliflower

Cucumbers

Melons

Lettuce

Onions

Peppers

Potatoes

Salad Mix

Spinach

Strawberries

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Winter Squash

Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Vegetable Cover Crops and Living Aisles

Use of Tarps to Terminate High-Residue Winter-Hardy Cover Crops before No-Till Organic Vegetables

This research is funded by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant and is a collaboration between the FairShare CSA Coalition and Dane County UW-Extension.  Project timeline:  2017 – 2018.

Project Field Day – 13 September 2018, 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at Two Onion Farm, Belmont, WI

Project Information on SARE Website

Use of High-residue, Winter-Killed Cover Crops in No-Till Organic Tomatoes

This research is funded by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant and is a collaboration between the FairShare CSA Coalition and Dane County UW-Extension.  Project timeline:  2016 – 2017.  Final Report:  May 2018

Sorghum Sudangrass Residue as Mulch for No-Till Organic Tomatoes – Farmer Bulletin & Recommendations

Plastic, Fabric, and March Hay Mulch with No-Till Organic Tomatoes – Farmer Bulletin & Recommendations

Project Information on the SARE Website

Cover Crops as Living Aisles Under Organic Vegetables

This research was funded by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant and was a collaboration between the FairShare CSA Coalition and Dane County UW-Extension.  Project timeline:  2015 – 2016.  Final Report:  May 2017.

Living Mulch under Organic Acorn Squash and Brussels Sprouts – Farmer Bulletin & Recommendations

Project Information and Final Report on the SARE Website

 

Using Living Aisles and No-Till Planting Strips to Mitigate the Impacts of Intense Rain Events on Organic Vegetable Farms

This research is funded by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant and is a collaboration between the FairShare CSA Coalition and Dane County UW-Extension.  Project timeline:  2018 – 2020.

Event Videos

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Farm Consultations

Looking for help with a specific issue on your farm?

Need someone to come out and consult about some changes you are thinking of making?

Contact Claire!

Claire, the Small-Scale and Organic Produce Educator, is available for farm visits and consultations about anything related to small-scale organic vegetable production. Call her at 608-224-3710 or email her at strader.claire@countyofdane.com

I look forward to working with you!

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