Using good sanitation practices during production, harvesting, and packaging can help reduce the risk of microbial contamination of fresh produce. Soil, fertilizers, harvesting equipment, water, workers, or animals such as livestock, pets, and pests can be sources of harmful microorganisms that cause food-borne illness. Surfaces that come in contact with produce must be washed, rinsed, and sanitized regularly. Employees need to understand and use appropriate food handling practices.
Growing melons successfully in many Pacific Northwest locations requires a few tricks.
Information about garden planning, maintenance and clean up, pest monitoring and management, houseplants, and indoor gardening for the month of July.
Information about garden planning, maintenance and clean up, pest monitoring and management, houseplants, and indoor gardening for the month of August.
The legalization of recreational cannabis is changing the farming landscape in parts of Oregon. Oregon voters passed Measure 91 in November 2014, and recreational cannabis became legal in the state the following July. Prompted by ...