Commercial Growing

  1. Pest Management: The Lygus Bug

    Most all of the carrots grown for seed in North America and Europe are biennials. This means that the plants will take two seasons to fully mature and require a period of cold temperatures to induce flowering and the production of seeds. Biennial crops can be tricky; their extended stay in the field can further expose them to the damaging...
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  2. Carrot Seed Production Enemy: The Lygus Bug

    You may have noticed that some of your favorite carrot varieties have become temporarily unavailable or backordered. This issue is being caused by a surging population of a pest that has a particular taste for Umbellifers, the family of plants that carrots belong to. Lygus Bugs, an insect categorization with over 40 unique species, are common across North America with a notorious reputation for...
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  3. Grower New Years Resolutions for 2021

    As the unprecedented year of 2020 comes to a close, growers across North America are studying seed catalogs, reworking their crop plans and using the lessons learned this season to bring more abundance into the New Year. We wanted to send you into 2021 with some heartfelt thoughts from growers preparing for the New Year, hoping they will inspire you...
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  4. Winter Lettuce Production

    Growing Lettuce in the Winter When we think of winter crops, we think of tough, leafy greens and durable roots that grow close to the ground and survive the low light and cold temperatures of winter, in part due to their robustness and strength. These crops are often delicious, sweetened with the frosts and hardy to the difficult growing conditions of the cool seasons. One crop that...
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  5. Meet Your Regional Commercial Grower Sales Team

    Our commercial grower sales team is dedicated to helping farmers in all regions. We offer knowledgeable advice on regional variety selection, standard and bulk sizing options, and the assurance of quality and convenience. We have an essential understanding of the complexities involved with choosing seed. We’d like to introduce ourselves to give you an idea of the depth of our team’s knowledge, and the...
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  6. High Mowing's Evolving Seed Inventory

    As we prepare for the launch of our new 2021 seed catalog highlighting 54 new and exciting, organic varieties, we’ve gotten a few questions about when to buy seed for optimal quality and freshness. While it may seem like a new seed catalog and new growing season would mean all new seed in the warehouse, it’s not that simple.   We Pack New Seed All Year Long  We are...
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  7. Prepare for Virtual Conference Season

    As you’re likely already aware, farm conferences across North America are adapting to the challenges posed by the pandemic in new and exciting ways. The virtual frontier is here, and many organizations are preparing for a conference season that will occur entirely online. The valuable content of these gatherings will be served up remotely and this new realm of learning, connecting and interacting will pose new...
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  8. Introducing the Swede Midge

    There’s a new pest entering the scene and it is wreaking havoc on brassicas crops such as cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli and kale. It’s called the swede midge and it's larvae feed off of and destroy the growth point of plants.  As a new and invasive pest that currently has no organic approved pesticides that work to eradicate it, early detection and...
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  9. Qlipr Crop Clamping System for Tomatoes and Cucumbers

    There's no labor of love on the farm quite as time consuming and stressful as attempting to raise a healthy tomato crop. After years of honing in on a system, we find what methods work best for our spaces and what varieties outperform others. This cumulative experience of growing tomatoes, season after season, serves as the wisdom that ultimately leads...
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  10. Farmland Transitions Part 2

    While challenges and pressures will continue to exist for those who hope to stand up to the problems inherent in our modern food system, there are always those who have gone before and those who are finding solutions to these issues today. Connecting to elders, collaborating with community members, reaching out to other farmers, and tapping into the local and...
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