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Ok, we know those chickens are great for eating PC, maggots, and generally pest grubs galore. Has anyone experimented with attracting wild birds to do their dirty work for them? I was clicking aro...
    - Josh Willis        posted: 25Jan
I'd like to try using some Oxidate 2.0 this year, just as a single dormant spray. For our little 3/4 A., that amounts to about 3 C. This is far less than the 2.5 gallons I see listed online. Is...
    - Josh Willis        posted: 23Jan
Since we have had inquiries into the grape cold hardiness realm, I thought we might dig into the successes and failures we growers are having with wine grapes in our cooler climes. We are about 40 min...
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Lost Nation Orchard
a snapshot from one of our Grower Profiles

Lost Nation Orchard

Groveton, New Hampshire

Michael Phillips writes: “Our mountainside orchard in Lost Nation consists of 300 or so trees, spread across three blocks in an extremely diverse landscape. Most of the fruits are apple (of course!) with a smattering of euro pears, hybrid plums, pie cherries, and northern-hardy peaches for the family.”

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