Posts by Molly Shaw

Experimenting with Caterpillars: Another Option for Season Extension

By Molly Shaw / April 2, 2011

Last fall CCE Tioga staff and local farmers put up two “caterpillar” tunnels on vegetable farms in the Southern Tier of NY, one in Tioga County and one in Schuyler County.  We decided to trial these “caterpillars” at a couple of local farms because, while more widely used in Eastern NY, their use and construction…

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Under the Covers: Nursing Clovers to Maturity

By Molly Shaw / April 4, 2010

Clovers can be wonderful cover crops, growing more than 100 lbs of nitrogen/acre and improving soil tilth with their large root systems, but they get off to a slow, weak start after seeding.  Jerry and Val Carocci, who run Church Street Produce in Burdett, have dealt with this problem by using nurse crops for their…

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