Feb 22 2019
Haskap berries are very popular with several species of birds on our farm. Every year we have to install bird netting to keep them from taking all of the crop. Every year several birds manage to figure out how to […]
Feb 10 2019
One of the many frequent questions that I receive is how are you harvesting your Haskap berries? Or how should I harvest my Haskap berries?
There are a number of good answers to these questions. One of the most important things […]
Sep 28 2016So you wish to create a Haskap or Honeyberry orchard but you are wondering what varieties you should use. The choices are starting to become hugely varied with lots of new varieties showing up these past couple of years, and more coming next year. This can create some confusion, but hopefully this article will help […] Mar 20 2016
UPDATE – For 2016 we tried the below and this year was a serious problem year for birds due to dry weather. Birds will apparently turn to berry crops during dry weather periods and 2016 has been a very dry […]
Aug 22 2015This past spring and summer we used a Bird Gard system in an effort to repel birds from our Haskap Orchard. We also sold a number of units to other Haskap growers for use in their orchards. This post is a follow up of our previous post as to the effectiveness of the Bird Gard […] Jun 09 2015
We have installed a Bird Gard Plus in orchard #1 this year.
Last year we had a few Haskap berries on the very young plants, but the birds (prime suspects were the blue jays) took them as soon as they turned […]
Jun 02 2015
How to Modify a Boom Sprayer Into a Compost Tea Sprayer
Purpose built compost tea sprayers are quite expensive. So to reduce costs we purchased a less expensive boom sprayer and modified it for compost for the cost of a couple […]
May 21 2015
When we planted our first orchard in the fall of 2013 we added some Myke Pro Mycorrhizal Fungi inoculate to 3 rows of haskap plants. During the planting of the third row we ran out of the inoculate. After one […]
Apr 13 2015
In the fall of 2014 we installed a Deer Shield Pro in our first orchard.
The problem that we were having is that we were unable to fence in the back part of the orchard, as we needed to remove some […]
Apr 04 2015
Quite often we get asked about compost tea and what ingredients work the best. Our best answer to this question is it depends on how you are brewing and what you would like the results of the compost tea to […]