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This Week on the Farm

Posted 4/20/2015 1:59pm by Cindy Pruett.

Farmer Bryan is hard at work with some wonderful volunteers trying to save the strawberries. The unusual amount of rain has caused both gray mold and ? rot to spoil a majority of the harvest. It's heartbreaking for all us to dump big bins of strawberries on the burn pile. (We're afraid to compost them for fear of contamination.) This Saturday is our Strawberry Project Field Day.  Farmers from all over the state and our mentors from A&M will be here to look at our crop. The plants appear healthy and continue to set bloom. We have high hopes that we're in a drying trend and we can get at least a small harvest. We estimate the losses so far at 80%.