Posts by Haley Rylander

Haley Rylander is a Masters student working on reduced tillage in organic vegetable systems. She was born and raised in Texas but has fallen in love with the beauty and culture of Central New York, and loves working with the vibrant and diverse community of farmers that lives and works there. 
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Raising Insects: A Sustainable Protein Source & Emerging Market

By Haley Rylander / October 4, 2021

Experimentation with small-scale mealworm-rearing and processing of insects into food products sheds light on new opportunities for the adventurous entrepreneur and farmer. Entomophagy. Insect protein. Sustainable ‘meat.’ Producing invertebrates for…

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Tarping: Combining Freeville Research with Local Farm Experience

By Haley Rylander / April 1, 2019

Researchers working on reduced tillage take opaque tarps, simple and affordable tools with the potential to reduce tillage, to farms in the Finger Lakes Region and Hudson Valley to test…

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Reusable Black Tarps Suppress Weeds and Make Organic Reduced Tillage More Viable

By Haley Rylander / January 14, 2019

Research on the potential of tarps to reduce or even replace tillage by controlling weeds and decomposing crop residue. By Haley Rylander Introduction Organic vegetable farmers rely heavily on intensive…

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Local Farms Trial Tarping for Reduced Tillage Research

By Haley Rylander / October 15, 2018

As the growing season winds down, Haley Rylander, a masters student working with the reduced tillage project of the Cornell Small Farms Program, has been visiting with farmers who have…

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