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Mark McEachran Sr. discusses a problem with moisture in part of the field, how to get rid of Starlings with a cannon and the new shop.
Mark McEachran Sr. talks about the latest harvest, the irrigation system and a potentially dangerous pest.
Fruit and berry growers in Oregon, including us, are under threat from a new pest that has migrated North from California. The spotted wing Drosophila has spread to 15 counties in Oregon.
Mark McEachran Sr. explains the impact of last years unusual snowfall, nurturing the ground using grass and some growth plans for the farm.
We planted grass seed between the rows. This will help to prevent erosion as well as protect against weed incursions. Autumn in Oregon usually provides ample rainfall to get the grass growing.
We've relocated our web site to a new host. It may have been down for a few days during the transition.
Keep up with us on FaceBook: there are photos, fans and friends.
Portland area residents can taste a sample of our first harvest at the Gilt Club this week.
The snowpack, along with some heavy rain, created a gullywash through some of our rows. The damage is not significant enough to impact our harvesting schedule. We'll be adding a drainage pipe along the impacted area. This will require digging a channel across several rows and our gravel road with the backhoe. It's a bit of work but will be worth it in the long run.
We've been conducting periodic field inspections to catch any damage caused by the severe weather we've been experiencing.
We finished planting just over eight acres of new bushes. This brings us to just over 10 acres.