Shelby Vittek, Author at Modern Farmer - Page 6 of 7
Is Booze the Next Frontier for Regenerative Agriculture?

When Charles Rosen founded Ironbound Farm in 2015, he was quick to plant an orchard... (more)

Shelby Vittek
April 12, 2021
How Insect Sex Pheromones Are Saving Argentina’s Wine Industry

In 2008, a new pest appeared in South American vineyards for the first time. The... (more)

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April 10, 2021
Are Floating Gardens a Sustainable Solution to Climate Change?

For nearly 400 years, farmers in the southern floodplains of Bangladesh have relied on floating... (more)

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April 6, 2021
Why Citizen Scientists Are Working to Cultivate New Apple Varieties

Ellen Cavalli has a modest apple-hoarding problem. On the back porch of her home, located... (more)

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April 5, 2021
How to Propagate Your Houseplants

If you’re a new plant parent that the pandemic has helped cultivate, allow me to... (more)

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April 4, 2021
Home Gardeners Discover the Fun of Growing Fungi

At the beginning of 2020, things were looking good for mushroom growers Sam Turner and... (more)

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March 29, 2021
The Most Common Houseplant Pests

Is your houseplant sad or struggling? There could be many reasons why. Is it getting... (more)

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March 28, 2021
Could the USPS Bridge the Gap Between Farmers and Consumers?

Last spring, as reports of farmers plowing perfectly ripe vegetables back into the soil and... (more)

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March 25, 2021
The Mysterious Phenomenon Killing America’s Apple Trees

Sarah Lott Zost’s great-grandfather planted his first apple tree in 1927 in Gardners, Pennsylvania. Nearly... (more)

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March 22, 2021
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