High Mowing Organic Non-GMO Seeds

  1. Breeding for Taste: A Profile of Culinary Farm Projects

    Photo courtesy of Shawn Linehan. As agriculture has advanced over the centuries, the demands of the farmer have likewise evolved to require very specific behaviors from the plant varieties that are grown commercially. Many of these demands relate to plant health and growth: overall vigor, specific disease resistances, beneficial plant structure, and high yields are common traits that farmers seek...
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  2. 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Farming

      Cristina Cosentino works as Field Operations Specialist at the H.O.G. Farm, a diversified organic vegetable farm in Brookhaven, NY. I no longer think of time as linear from date to date, but rather from vegetable to vegetable. I never thought that the mental organization of my personal life would be so intimately intertwined with memories of harvesting strawberries or...
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  3. Meet the High Mowing Trials Team

    It’s not unusual to find Taylor Maida, High Mowing’s Trials Lead, at her desk in the High Mowing warehouse, recording, analyzing and sharing data about specific vegetable varieties. But more often than not, she and her Trials team of Monique Gerbex and Katie Weller are out in one of the greenhouses or the Trials fields carefully tending to and recording...
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  4. Kingdom Farm and Food Days 2017

    Join High Mowing Organic Seeds in celebrating our vibrant agricultural community with Kingdom Farm and Food Days! When: Sunday, August 20, 12pm until 6pm Where: 1114 Marsh Road, Wolcott, VT 05680 What: Visit the High Mowing Organic Seeds showcase field on Sunday, August 20th. We'll be opening up our field on Marsh Road in Wolcott, VT from 12pm until 6pm. Get...
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  5. Avoiding Downy Mildew in Spinach: A Grower’s Guide

    As fall approaches, many growers are looking forward to once again being able offer cool weather crops like spinach for markets, CSAs and wholesale accounts. Depending on the region in which you grow, your hopes for a bumper spinach crop could be quickly dashed by a single aggressive outbreak of downy mildew. This guide will help you understand this destructive...
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  6. Why We Choose to Breed Our Own Organic Varieties

    Since its inception in 2004, High Mowing’s robust breeding and research program has invested resources in finding and breeding superior genetics exclusively in organic varieties so our growers can experience the best possible results when they grow with our seed. Breeding our own varieties for organics allows us to develop the specific qualities that organic growers require for their crops...
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  7. A Balanced Partnership: Considerations for Farmers Participating in On-Farm Research Trials

    UVM Research Assistant Haley Jean sampling soil. A few years ago, I was cultivating broccoli on a hot summer day, and found myself cursing as I hopped on and off the Farmall tractor to remove and replace dozens of brightly colored flags.  They were there to mark plots for an on-farm research project that our farm was hosting to study...
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  8. A Dozen Crops to Plant in Summer for Refreshing Fall Harvests

    Let’s not kid ourselves: summer is almost over. Okay, not quite. We still have the dog days of August to get through, not to mention the unavoidable attempt of weeds to do a hostile takeover in the fields during July, but then—THEN—it’s fall. Sweet, crisp fall, with its deep evening light, cool mornings and palpable anticipation of the quiet restfulness...
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  9. Disease-Free Seed

    The diseases black rot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. Campestris) and black leg (Phoma lingam) represent a serious threat to brassica crops like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. They can wipe out whole fields and spread rapidly to surrounding farms, potentially devastating not only vegetable crops but also brassica seed crops in places like the Pacific Northwest, a heavy seed-producing region. High Mowing...
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  10. Philosophies on Floating Row Cover

    An Introduction to Floating Row Cover Organic growers have always had to create innovative, safe and effective ways of dealing with the many negative pressures that can affect plants. Unlike conventional farm models, organic growers choose not to utilize broad-reaching and destructive applications like synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to help their plants avoid pests and disease. But no farm...
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