Volume 1: Sept | Oct | Nov 2009

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In This Issue:

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Compost: Using it effectively

Putting Together a Business Plan for Your Organic Farm
Improving Sunn hemp benefits by integrating with solarization
Grafting for Managing Soil-borne Diseases
Varroa Mite Control with Formic Acid
Producing Organic Papaya Seed
Mycorrhizal Fungi and Plant Nutrition
Biological Nitrogen Fixation

Featured Farmer:
Ho Farms, Kahuku, O'ahu

Growing area: 30 acres
Years farming in Hawai'i: 18 years
Crops: long beans, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, assorted tomato varieties
Fertility management: synthetic fertilizers, fertigation, compost
Pest management: Crop-specific IPM, including net structures to exclude insects, above ground culture in soil-less media, fruit fly traps and pesticide rotations to avoid resistance developing.
What Sustainability Means to You:
Conservation of farm resources by constantly improving efficiency; reducing disease incidence in soil through rotations and fallow periods; continuous innovation in production methods to improve efficiency and reduce waste stream.

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Hot Tip from Ho Farms
Focus on quality and diversify crops so you are not solely reliant on a single commodity, especially in the local market.

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