Farm Management: Best Practices

Erin’s Farm is a first generation family farm growing both Christmas trees, and blueberries. They were recognized by the TN Dept of Agriculture Division of Forestry for Best Management Practices in 2017.

Plants Featured in this Clip

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)
Pinus virginiana
Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine)
Vaccinium virgatum 'Onslow'

Gardener Extras

  1. The Hamm's encourage a bat population by providing bat boxes. The bats help the farm's ecosystem as pollinators, and by preying on insect pests.
  2. Erin's Farm places praying mantis egg sacs around the fields. These mantis will provide a safe, biological weapon to combat destructive insects.
  3. Lasagna gardening is a no-till way to start a garden bed. Organic materials such as carboard/paper, leaves, and manures are layered.

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Annette Shrader

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