Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lessons Learned

We recently had to uproot several of the yellow squash portions in one of the main multicropping trials that we are running, the three sisters trial.  The decision was made due to mold infestation that was affecting their productivity.  While the variety was becoming popular, its vulnerability to disease made it a poor choice for the Jordan Valley.  Next season, we will integrate a locally available zucchini variety to replace yellow squash.  We also noted that we would do well to plant corn a few weeks before the climbing beans as the beans tend to outgrow the corn in the early days after germination.

Armed with some local knowledge, we believe that the 3 sisters concept of providing shade, nitrogen fixation and multiple layers of growth will be very successful in the Jordan Valley.

3 Sisters Trial - Mid Winter


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