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Organic Grain Harvesting, Storage, and Processing Workshop Series being offered virtually

Sep 24, 2020

NOFA-NJ will be offering three workshops regarding the harvesting, handling, storage, and processing of grain crops. It's the final year of our NE SARE grant lead by Elizabeth Dyck, the coordinator of the Organic Growers' Research and Information-Sharing Network (OGRIN).  The training program will be a series of three intensive 75 minute online short courses with video field days/workshops that will largely be taught by farmers and NE Grain Experts and located on farms and/or at processing venues. Dates are 10/19, 10/26, and 11/2. Get more details and register at the NOFA-NJ website.

GDD Base 50 May - Aug 13

Weather Outlook - August 13, 2020

Aug 13, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 6 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to over 4 inches in isolated areas. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 90-190.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - Aug 5

Weather Outlook – August 6, 2020

Aug 6, 2020

Temperatures will creep back into the 80s and low 90s next week. The seven-day precipitation amounts will range from 0.10” to 1.25” inches. The 8-14 day outlook (August13-19) favors above-normal temperatures and slightly favors below-normal precipitation.