Insulating Greenhouses for the Winter

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager With temperatures beginning to plummet, SIFT operations have been squeezed into our greenhouses. These greenhouses were built in the 1970s for winter production. The angle of the Solexx on the greenhouse is meant to… more »
Posted on: November 13th, 2017

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Hydroponics: Root Indicators

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Healthy roots after the system has been flushed through with clean water. Photo: NCAT 'Slimy' brown roots indicating anaerobic (lack of oxygen) due to either nutrient imbalance, high pH, or the system needs flushing… more »
Posted on: October 24th, 2017

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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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