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A new Ohio Agricultural Law Blog post has been posted that many might find appropriate this holiday season.
Food is likely on the minds of many people as we head into the holiday season. Being an agricultural attorney, it’s hard to think about food without also worrying about food product liability. Whether growing turkey or romaine lettuce, producing food for human consumption is a risk-laden endeavor that can lead to legal liability for a farmer. That’s why knowing and following Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is imperative for farmers who raise produce, eggs, meats, and other foods for direct human consumption. Employing those production practices is critical to producing a safe food product. But what if a food isn’t safe and causes illness or death?
Our colleagues in Licking County will host a New and Small Farm College in 2020. There will be multiple topics discussed that may be beneficial to Franklin County producers.
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This class is held in collaboration with OSU Extension Franklin County and University Libraries Thompson Library. Bring your friends and your questions.
Click here to view, download, or print the flyer –> Thompson Library Gardening Year Round
Come learn what new resources are available to pick up where the Mid-Ohio Food Bank Urban Ag grant left of to continue providing urban agricultural infrastructure support.
Click here to view, download or print the flyer –> High Tunnel Urban Ag
There is a free class upcoming at Franklinton Farms. Bring your friends and your questions.
Click here to view, download or print the flyer –> FF Fall Soil Health 2019
The backyard grower, community gardener and urban farmer can keep the harvest going year round through a combination of indoor and outdoor plantings. Bring your friends and your questions to this free class in partnership with Grandview Heights Public Library.
Click here to view, download, or print the flyer –> Year Round Gardening GView Lib 2019
Ohio is a four season growing environment. Come to this free class to learn how the backyard grower, community gardener and urban farmer can keep the harvest going as well as build on soil health over winter.
To view, download or print the flyer click here –> Over Wintered Planting at 1200
For many backyard growers, community gardeners and urban farmers, growing the cucurbits can be a challenge. This vegetable (fruit?) family is affected by a large number of garden insects as well as both bacterial and fungal disease. There are a few tips and tricks that can be used to make sure some harvest makes it to the table or sales booth in 2019.
First thing to do is mind your pollinators. Cucurbits are commonly dependent on pollinators as they have separate male and female flowers. Once the flowers emerge, use of pesticides can damage pollinators and lead to decreased harvest.
Scouting is a very important part of the Integrated Pest Management strategy. I had not seen cucumber beetles in large numbers until the July 4th holiday weekend. Then I started to see them in moderate to large numbers on my summer squash.
My own plantings of winter squash, both Waltham Butternut and Buttercup, died over the last weekend in July while the summer squash persisted. Suspects include squash vine borer damage or bacterial wilt from cucumber beetles.
Squash bugs are another common pest of cucurbits that can be present in large numbers in plantings.
One great strategy to get a harvest of summer squash is to plant a summer planting now for a fall harvest. Many of the pests of cucurbits will be transitioning to their over-wintered habitat and become less of a problem in fall. If you want to learn how to do this there is a free class on Thursday August 8th at the Bronzeville Growers Market to assist the backyard grower, community gardener and urban farmer on What to Plant NOW for the Fall Garden.
The backyard grower, community gardener and urban farmer in Ohio can harvest all year long in our four season growing environment. Learn what to plant now for a fall harvest at this class at the Bronzeville Growers Market. The market is open for fresh produce sales from 3-6 with a class at 4 pm. The class will be outdoors at the market and participants are encouraged to bring chairs if needed. Bring your friends and your questions to this free class.
Click HERE to view, download or print the flyer –> Bronzeville Fall Garden Class