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Edible Weeds on Farms Northeast farmer’s guide to self-growing vegetables June 1, 2020 By Tusha Yakovleva, 2020 The 98-page free PDF discusses weeds as foods, outlines harvesting and marketing, and offers weed identification resources and recipes. The information was researched thanks to a grant from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. https://foundwith.care/weeds-as-crops

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Pest Report – August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020 With the hot sunny summer we’re having (please rain…), winter squash development has progressed quickly for many. Make sure that your squash is truly ready for harvest to ensure peak flavor, thanks to the research of Brent Loy, who sadly, recently passed away. One caveat that isn’t mentioned in the squash entry

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Pest Report – July 31, 2020

With the summer’s warm weather, growing degree days have accumulated more quickly then previously, and pests like european corn borer will be flying earlier than last year. I am not yet aware of powdery mildew showing up in cucurbits in Maine, but it is only a matter of time, and prevention at the first sight

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Pest Report – July 17, 2020

Basil downy mildew, discussed in the previous Pest Report, has been confirmed in Cape Cod, so be aware that it could be in Maine, or arriving with future storms. Hornworm moths have been spotted, and young larvae are not far behind, or likely already present. While we usually call them both ‘tomato hornworms’ the most

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