Newsletters >> May 2012 Newsletter (vol.7)
IN THIS ISSUE
- Keeping Up with the Joneses
- Gardener's Hollow Leg
- Plan for Fall Sales
- Did Your Weeds Escape?
- Insect Alert: Spider Mites
- Sell Direct
- Hummert's Grand Expo 2012
IN OTHER NEWS
- Hummert's Greenhouse Shortcourse
- 2012 OFA Short Course
See us at booth 25
- OHP Revises Kontos Label
- May is Skin Cancer
- Hummert's Grand Expo
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HUMMERT’S FUN FACT
Memorial Day was originally created to honor Union soldiers who had died while fighting in the Civil War. Because of this, southern states did not observe Memorial Day until after World War I, when the holiday was expanded to include soldiers from all wars.
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Are you trying to keep up with the Joneses for that picture perfect lawn? Lawn care can be an overwhelming, time consuming, and expensive project, especially since everyone recommends completely different programs and cultural practices. So, for the average homeowner that wants to tackle it without having a horticulture degree and without breaking the bank, Hummert prescribes an easy to follow Dyna-Green program.
Spring is almost over and summer will be in full swing very soon. It is time to start thinking about possible profits for fall, and a profitable fall begins with mums. It is not too late to order garden mum cuttings to grow for your fall sales. There are many varieties available, order now. It is not too late!
Did you have weeds escape your pre-emergent application? Here are three recipes to help beat the weeds.
Hummert’s Quincept Recipe:
Post emergent herbicide for crabgrass and broadleaves.
- 1 gallon of water
- 3 fluid oz. (6 tablespoons) of Quincept
- 0.5 fluid oz. (1 tablespoon) of Methylated Seed Oil
Apply no more than twice per year.
Hummert’s Dismiss Recipe:
Post emergent herbicide for yellow nutsedge control.
- 1 gallon of water
- 0.092-0.18 fluid oz. of Dismiss
Hummert’s Prosedge Recipe:
Post emergent herbicide for sedges control.
We’ve heard from several growers that spider mites are appearing a tad earlier than last year. If the warm, dry weather sticks around we’re bound to see increased populations appear in what feels like overnight. What may seem like a slight infestation can explode into a severe problem. Scout regularly and react as soon as you see signs of damage. Spider mites reproduce and develop at an extremely fast rate, so it is important to stay alert!
Farmers Market season is here! It is an exciting time for individual vendors, as well as customers. Whether you sell meat, handmade farmstead cheeses, eggs, bread, jewelry or crafts, the start to your busy season is here. As the summer season of one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers kicks off, it is time to think, are you ready?