Episode 65. Soil Fertility, Pests, Marketing, and More

In this episode, Daniel Prial, an agricultural specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, at the NCAT Northeast Office in Keene, New Hampshire, travels to Five College Farms in Hadley, Massachusetts, to learn about growing organic crops in greenhouse systems. Five College Farms grows heirloom tomatoes and Persian cucumbers in a series of greenhouses.

Daniel speaks with Arthur Mulyono, the business manager of Five College Farms, about how the greenhouse operators maintain soil fertility and control pests. They also discuss the unique marketing considerations that go along with selling greenhouse vegetables directly to groceries.

Five Colleges Farm Greenhouse

You can get in touch with Daniel directly at danielp@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources: 

High Tunnels in Urban Agriculture

High Tunnel Fruit and Grape Production for Eastern Growers

Organic Greenhouse Tomato Production

Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production

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