September: from Summer to Winter

By John Wallace, SIFT farm manager The seasons are changing and after our first few snowfalls, we have quickly returned to fall. September has brought us from scorching temperatures and smoke-filled skies to thick frost and snowcapped mountains. It was… more »
Posted on: October 5th, 2017

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SIFT Hydroponics System

By Westley Lund, SIFT Intern I am an agriculture intern for NCAT this summer and fall on the SIFT farm. I am currently getting my Masters in Environmental Engineering at Montana Tech, and I am working on a thesis project on reclamation work for a local… more »
Posted on: September 28th, 2017

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Excess Cabbage

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Cabbage is ready to be harvested on the SIFT farm and our yield, particularly for the Farao variety, has exceeded our expectations. We may be looking at a harvest of more than 100 pounds of cabbage when all is said and… more »
Posted on: September 18th, 2017

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Harvest Time: Garlic

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Knowing when to harvest your garlic can be a little tricky. Everyone wants big, fragrant bulbs, but if you wait too long, the bulbs will start to split, letting disease in. Split bulbs will not last very long and can… more »
Posted on: August 21st, 2017

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Summer Cover Crops

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Soil health is one of the most misperceived concepts in agriculture. The world of science sometimes gives us the perception that all we need to do is add the right ingredients to make the recipe work. But we have been… more »
Posted on: August 2nd, 2017

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