Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Control isn't working!!

June 14th and June 30th photo showing Control plot differences

Sunday, June 27, 2010

No moisture since April and it is hot

We were over 90 degrees again today. For our altitude, that is very warm. I'm glad that we installed the drip irrigation because it is much more efficient in this dry environment.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Bean, the garden mascot

Bean is our garden mascot. She waits in the garden for students or visitors to come and pet her

Monday, June 14, 2010

Treatments Applied for June

Treatments for Corn Gluten Meal, Horticultural Vinegar, Flaming, Hand Weeding and Glaser Wheel Hoe were applied.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Soils Workshop a Great Success

Over 40 people attended the workshop on June 9th. Participants brought their own soil samples and made dirt shakes with Beth LaShell. They learned about soil texture and how to ribbon their soil in addition to learning how to use the infiltrometer and pentrometer in the garden with Darrin Parmenter. Dr. Phil Shuler talked about the use of mycorrhiza and gave them a sample for their own garden.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Demonstration Site in Shiprock, NM

On June 7th, we set up demonstration plots in Shiprock, NM at one of the Model Farmer's gardens.She raises chilis, squash and tomatoes and uses flood irrigation so it made installation more difficult. We tried a couple of different techniques to make watering easier. To help with the heat, we used the white on black plastic and the red plastic. We also installed EcoCover and the Embossed biodegradeable black plastic. By the time we were finished, it was over 95 degrees!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Demonstration Site in Norwood, CO

We set up a demonstration site in Norwood, CO at the Norwood Community Garden plot on June 3, 2010. After tilling up the plot, they encountered a huge canadian thistle problem. We laid down four different types of barries for their demonstration (EcoCover, EcoOne, Black Plastic and Red Plastic) in one section of their garden.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Grant Transferred to Fort Lewis College

In October of 2009 Colorado State University announced it would be closing the San Juan Basin Research Center as part of the ongoing budget cuts. The Agricultural Experiment Station has been at the site since 1956 when Fort Lewis College moved to town. The Research Center will close on June 30, 2010 at which time Fort Lewis College will continue operations needed for its academic program. The grant will continue at the site and will be administered by FLC beginning on July 1, 2010.
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