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LEAFY VEGETABLES
Because most of Baker Farms' irrigation is electric, fuel
is conserved. Still, the rising cost of utilities continues to
be a concern.
Real-time data is shared throughout the organization,
allowing effective communication to ensure order fulfillment.
" The larger a company gets, the more departmentalized
it becomes, and the more difficult it can be to
communicate across those departments, " Wetherington
said. " The more information you can get in front of the
right people, the better your decision making will be. "
As the company grew and acreage expanded, that
brought crop rotation issues. Georgia's official state
soil, known as Tifton soil, is a loamy sand-based soil,
but stiff enough to hold and prevent nutrient leaching
during heavy rains.
Baker Farms developed a corn and millet overseeding
program to focus on soil health. A decade ago when the
farm began paying more attention to rotation, the Bakers
noticed significant differences in adding rotational crops
into the mix.
" We pride ourselves as being vegetable growers, but
crops like corn and millet also play a big part in that soil
health as rotational crops, " Wetherington said.
The diamondback moth is the biggest pest threat to
leafy greens, with whiteflies the second. Black spot/leaf
spot has long been a leafy greens nemesis.
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February 2024

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of February 2024

Editor's Letter
Michigan Vegetable Council honors experts
GLEXPO Bus Tour
2023 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 awards
A different tool in fighting herbicide resistance
Going greens
Replacing plastic with cover crops
Farm Market & Agritourism
Classifieds
Advertiser Index
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February 2024 - Editor's Letter
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February 2024 - Michigan Vegetable Council honors experts
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February 2024 - GLEXPO Bus Tour
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February 2024 - 2023 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 awards
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February 2024 - A different tool in fighting herbicide resistance
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February 2024 - Going greens
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February 2024 - Replacing plastic with cover crops
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