“I think what visitors will learn is the real time commitment and dedication it takes to manage a year-round, highly diversified farming operation,” says OSU Extension Educator Jerry Iles about Tuesday’s Diversified Vegetable Farm Tour at Schultz Valley Farms in southeast Ohio. Read a press release about the tour here. Iles calls the owners, Josh and Lynne Schultz, “amazing young producers.”
Cool video by our college on the natural enemies of vegetable pests (25:03). Support these hungry helpers (mantises, lady beetles, parasitic wasps, and others plus non-insects such as spiders) and get fewer pests, spray less, and see your costs go down and yields go up. (Good yields, profits, and biodiversity, too, are foundations of sustainability.) Featured are scientist Mary Gardiner and others from our Department of Entomology and IPM program.