[CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY
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GROWERS ASSOCIATION. >>THIS PROGRAM IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY
THE VIRGINIA FARM BUREAU. FARMING IS ALL GOOD.
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>>HUNT, FARM , OR TRAIL. >>HELLO AND WELCOME TO
“VIRGINIA FARMING.” THERE IS A LIQUID MANURE
INJECTOR BEING TESTED. WE WILL LEARN HOW TO CREATE A
BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS CENTERPIECE. WE WILL HAVE THE CALENDAR AND A
MINUTE IN THE FIELD VIDEO. ALL IN THIS EDITION OF “VIRGINIA
FARMING.” [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY
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NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE –WWW.NCICAP.ORG– >>A NEW STUDY FIND ORGANIC FOOD
ARE NOT MORE NUTRITIOUS FOR CHILDREN.
THERE WAS AN EXTENSIVE ANALYSIS OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
SURROUNDING ORGANIC PRODUCE AND MEAT.
THE CONCLUSIONS WERE MIXED. THERE IS NO DIRECT EVIDENCE THAT
CONSUMING AN ORGANIC DIET LEADS TO LOWER RISK IN DISEASE.
IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER CHILDREN EAT ORGANIC OR
TRADITIONAL FOODS AS LONG AS THEY MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET.
MANY FAMILIES HAVE A LIMITED FOOD DIET.
THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS UPON US AND SOME ARE WONDERING IF A
PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE EXISTS. A CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS HAS
CORNERED THE MARKET FOR THE PERFECT TREE.
>>IT IS ONE OF THE MOST PERFECTLY SHAPED CHRISTMAS
TREES. IT IS NATIVE TO A SMALL AREA IN
THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, MAKING IT AN IMPORTANT COMMODITY IN
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. HE STARTED THIS TREE FORM WITH
HIS WIFE. WE STARTED OUR BUSINESS WITH
SCOTCH PINE, NORWAY SPRUCE, WHITE PINE.
WE HAVE EVOLVED INTO THE FRAZIER FIR.
THE OTHER ARE NICE TREES. THESE ARE NATIVE TO OUR AREA.
>>HIS FARM HAS NEARLY 20,000 TREES A YEAR.
HE KNOWS IT TAKES A LOT TO GROW A GOOD CHRISTMAS TREE.
THERE WERE FIVE NEEDLES AND ONE BUD.
THERE WERE ABOUT AN INCH TALL. >>THE TREE CAN BE PLANTED AND
HARVESTED AFTER SEVEN YEARS. >>YOU HAVE ALL THESE PEOPLE
THAT ARE COUNTING ON YOU TO PROVIDE THE TREES FOR THE MOM
AND POP OPERATIONS. EVERYBODY WANTS THEIR TREE THE
DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING. SANTA CLAUS RUNS ON DECEMBER 25
REGARDLESS. IF YOU GET A FOOT OF SNOW, YOU
ARE IN TROUBLE. WHETHER IT CAN BE A PROBLEM —
WEATHER CAN BE A PROBLEM. >>THE ECONOMIC IMPACT MAY TOP
$50 MILLION WHEN YOU ADD IN GARLANDS.
CONFINED HISTORY AT RICHMOND PROGRESS RESTORES AND HE HAS A
RETAIL STORE IN MANASSAS. THESE TREES ARE CULTIVATED BY
RICHARDSON. SAYS THE TIME AND EFFORT CAN
MAKE IT A EMOTIONAL AT HARVEST TIME.
>>YOU HATE TO CUT DOWN THAT PRETTY TRAY AND YOU’RE GOING TO
CUT IT DOWN AND SEND IT OF. >>THANK YOU.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE NOT THE ONLY THING TO BE THINKING ABOUT THIS
MONTH. THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE
A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.
IT IS CONDUCTED EVERY FIVE YEARS AND IT CAPTURES A
COMPLETE COUNT OF ALL U.S. FARMS AND RANCHERS.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO COMPLETE THE FORM AND RETURN THEM.
AGRIBUSINESSES AND TRADE ASSOCIATIONS.
COMPANIES CAN USE THE INFORMATION TO DETERMINE THE
LOCATION OF FACILITIES THAT WILL SERVE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS.
THE INFORMATION IS USED FOR SHAPING FARM PROGRAMS.
RESPONSES ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 4 .
PRODUCERS CAN ALSO COMPLETE THE FORMS ONLINE.
MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE TURNING TO THE LOCAL FOOD BANKS TO HELP
FEED THEIR FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY OVER THE HOLIDAYS.
ONE FAR AS HELPING TO FEED THE HUNGRY BY SUPPLY THE PHONE
BANFOOD BANKS WITH THE TRADITIOL FAVORITES.
>>THE FARM IS AN EDUCATIONAL OUTLET FOR MASTER GARDENERS’.
>>THE FOOD WE GROW HERE IS HARVESTED AND DONATED TO LOCAL
FOOD BANKS. WE ARE LOOKING TO FOOD THAT IS
EASY TO PRODUCE AN EASY TO HARVEST AND THAT PEOPLE ENJOY.
>>VOLUNTEERS OR HARVESTING NEARLY 1,000 POUNDS OF SWEET
POTATOES IN LATE FALL. IT IS A HEALTHY AND EASY TO
PARREPARE OPTION FOR FAMILIES. >>IT STORES WELL.
WE CAN HARVEST TODAY AND THE FOOD BANK CAN HAVE THAT FOR A
MONTH OR MORE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE THE NEED TO GIVE 1,000
POUNDS OF SWEET POTATO AWAY BUT THEY GIVE AWAY 150 POUNDS.
>>MORE THAN 2000 PEOPLE ARE SERVED EACH MONTH.
FOR HILLARY, THIS IS THEIR WAY OF BRINGING THE TRADITION TO
FAMILIES IN NEED. >>IT IS NICE TO BE ABLE TO
PROVIDE THEM WITH SOME FOOD. IT IS TRADITION SO WOULD SPEAKS
TO THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS. IT’S NICE TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.
>>THE EDUCATION REFORM AND BEGAN FOUR YEARS AGO.
THE PROGRAM IS EXPANDING EACH YEAR AND STRENGTHENING TIES
BETWEEN THE FARMERS AND THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY.
>>IF YOU REMEMBER, WE TALKED ABOUT A NEW POULTRY LITTER
INJECTOR THAT IS BEING DEVELOPED.
JOINING US IS MATTHEW YANCEY WITH A LOOK AT A LIQUID MANURE
INJECTOR THAT IS CURLY BEING TESTED.
THAT IS STRAIGHT AHEAD. MATTHEW YANCEY SPECIALIZES IN CROP
SCIENCES. HE JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT A NEW
LIQUID MANURE INJECTOR. WELCOME.
TELL US ABOUT WHERE THE CONCEPT CAME FROM.
>>THERE ARE A LOT OF LIQUID MANURE INJECTORS OUT THERE.
YOU CAN BUY ONE ON THE MARKET. THERE ARE SOME DIFFERENT MODELS.
THE RESEARCH GOT GOING IN VIRGINIA.
RORY SPENT WORKING FOR SEVERAL YEARS — HAS BEEN WORKING FOR
SEVERAL YEARS. WE HAVE WORKED TOGETHER TO GET
SOME OF THIS ON FARMS TO TRY TO HELP FURTHER.
>>HOW MANY ARE OUT THERE IS STILL BEING TESTED?
>>A FARMER IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY HAS ONE THAT HE OWNS AND USES
EVERY SEASON ON HIS CROPS. THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER FARMERS
THAT HAVE BEEN SHARING THE PROTOTYPE MACHINE FROM VIRGINIA
TECH AND USING THAT AS WELL. >>THESE ARE USED ON THE FIELDS.
THEY CAN BE USED ON OTHERS. >>YOU CAN USE THEM ON ANY KIND
OF TILLAGE SETTING OR CONSERVATION TILLAGE.
IT WORKS EXTREMELY WELL IN THE NO-TILL SETTING.
>>OK. THERE IS A PICTURE OF IT BEHIND
US, IN LARGE SPREADER. AS IT HAS A LARGE TRACTOR IN
FRONT OF THIT. >>WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF
BENEFITS IN THE WORK THAT WE HAVE DONE TO THE FORMARMER.
THAT WAS THE MAIN DRIVER TO BEGIN WITH WITH THE CHESAPEAKE
BAY. WE’RE TRYING TO FIND NOVEL WAYS
TO DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF NITROGEN THAT IS MOVING OFF THE
FIELD AS WELL AS THE AMOUNT PHOSPHORUS.
YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE HAVE SIX UNITS ON THE BACK OF THE
INJECTOR. THEY OPEN A TRENCH IN THE SOIL
AND PUMP THAT SLURRY INTO THAT TRENCH AND CLOSE THE TRENCH BACK
UP. IT WORKS SIMILAR TO WAY CORN
PLANTER. YOU ARE HAULING THAT LARGE
AMOUNT OF MANURE AND DIGGING INTO THE GROUND.
>>THIS IS A CLOSE-UP OF THE BLADES THEMSELVES.
>>A CULTURE IN THE FRONT AND THE GREEN TUBE IS CARING THE
LIQUID DAIRY MEN WEANURE. THIS SYSTEM AS OPPOSED TO A
BROADCAST SYSTEM WHERE YOU’RE PUTTING IT ON THE FIELD AND NOT
COVERED IT UP AT ALL. YOU LOSE ABOUT HALF OF THE
NITROGEN THAT IS THERE. WE’RE RECAPTURING THAT AND
GETTING A DOUBLE THE NITROGEN. >>YOU THINK THE HIGHER NITROGEN
LEVEL IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST ADVANTAGE?
>>THAT IS THE BIGGEST ADVANTAGE.
WE ARE ELIMINATING THE POTENTIAL FOR A RUNOFF FROM NOT KNOW
WHETHAT MANURE. HEAVY RAIN STORMS MOVED OFF THE
SURFACE. WE’RE PUTTING IT UNDERGROUND.
THE OTHER BENEFIT IS THE INCREASED SOIL ORGANIC MATTER.
ANY TYPE OF MANURE CONTRIBUTES A LOT TO ORGANIC MATTER.
WE ARE PUTTING THAT UNDERGROUND.>>IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE
THE SOIL TESTS THAT COMEBACK FROM THESE PLOTS THAT YOU ARE
TESTING. I WAS AMAZED AT THE SOIL SAMPLES
THAT THEY SHOWED JUST FROM NO- TILL AND THE AMOUNT OF MOISTURE
AND WATER THAT IT HELD. I CAN IMAGINE HOW HEALTHY THE
GROUND UNDERNEATH IS GOING TO BE WITH THIS TYPE OF FERTILIZER
IS INJECTED INTO IT. >>IT WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH
THE SEASON. YOU ARE GETTING MORE NITROGEN.
SOME OF THE FARMERS WOULD PUT EIDERDOWN AND PLANTING THE CORN
CROP AND COME BACK LATER IN JUNE OR JULY AND PUT DOWN MORE
NITROGEN. THEY CAN INJECT THIS MANURE AND
NOT MAKE A SECOND TRIP OUT IN THE FIELD.
>>COST. IF A FORARMER — IF THESE BECOME
MORE AVAILABLE TO MORE FARMERS, WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR THE COST TO
BE AS OPPOSED TO THE TYPICAL SPREADER WE HAVE OUT THERE NOW?
>>WE TALKED ABOUT THE INCREASED HORSEPOWER NEED FOR THE TRACTOR
THAT A FOARMER THEY ARE NOT ALREADY HAVE.
IT IS ANOTHER IMPLEMENT ON THE FARM.
RETROFITTING ANY EXISTING TANKER MAY BE.
THAT WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT COST .
MOST OF THE FARMERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MOVE AT THE SAME SPEED
WITH THIS INJECTOR. ARE — A SMALLER AREA WITH THIS
. ARE GETTING MORE NITROGEN FROM
THAT SWATH. THAT WORKS OUT PRETTY WELL.
THAT THERE ARE MORE EFFICIENT WITH ANOTHER TANKER SERVING TO
NURSE THIS TANKER. THEY WILL RUN TO THE FIELD
GETTING NOWMANURE TO THE TANKER.>>THAT MAKES SENSE FOR SOME OF
THESE LARGE FARMS TO DO THAT. THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.
>>IT IS A GREAT BENEFIT FROM THE NITROGEN STANDPOINT AND
ENVIRONMENTALLY. SOME STATES ARE LOOKING AT THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY TEAM HAVING TO INCORPORATE MANURE, WHICH
INVOLVES TILLING. SO THAT ARE HAVING TO INJECT THE
MANURE. WE’RE HOPING THAT WE CAN MAKE
THIS AN ECONOMICAL SITUATION. IT HAS COME UP THAT ITS FUNDING,
AND SO THAT SHOULD BE A MAJOR HELP.
>>THE SMELL. WITH THE POULTRY INJECTOR, I WAS
AMAZED THERE WAS NO SMELL. I HAVE NOT SEEN THE LIQUID IN
EJECTOR FIRSTHAND. >>THE SMELL IS ALL BUT
ELIMINATED. YOU ARE AWARE OF SPRINGTIME OR
FULL TIME IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. THAT SMELL IS IN THE AIR.
IF YOU CAN DO AWAY WITH THAT SMELL, YOU CAN. SOME
FARMS HAVE FIELDS THAT ARE ADJACENT TO LARGER RESIDENTIAL
AREAS. SOME FARMS ARE COMPETING FOR
LAND. SOME FARMS ARE ENCROACHING ALONG
RESIDENTIAL AREAS. >>IT LETS THEM GET CLOSER TO
ROADS AND TO HOUSING BECAUSE IT IS INCORPORATED.
>>FOR SURE. >>WHEN MY THIS MIGHIGHT THIS BE
TO THE PUBLIC? >>THEY ARE OUT THERE.
IT COMES DOWN TO THE COST. IF WE CAN IDENTIFY THE TRUE
BENEFITS, I THINK THE COST COULD WORK OUT OVER TIME.
IT IS A LITTLE BIT OF THE TOUGH CALL.
>>RIGHT. >>THAT IS THE MAIN HURDLE WE’RE
LOOKING AT. IT IS LOW-COST WEEK TO RUN. —
IT IS ILL LITTLE COSTLY TO RUN. >>THEY CAN GIVE ME A CALL OR
COME BY THE ROCKINGHAM COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE OR ANY
EXTENSION OFFICE IN THE STAITE. OUR PARTNERS ARE A SOURCE TO
CALL AS WELL. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING
US. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.
YOU CAN CREATE A BEAUTIFUL CENTERPIECE.
>>A LOT OF PLANTS ARE GREAT TO USE FOR A HOLIDAY DECORATING.
AN ADVANTAGE IS THE FRAGRANCE. JUST
THE FRAGRANCE OF THESE OTHER GRANTS CAN AND SO MUCH.
CAN USE EVERGREENS, BOXWOODS. THEY CAN BE CAUGHT AND BROUGHT
INDOORS. IF YOU CAN USE A CANDLE, MAKE
SURE YOU MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PROTECT HANDLE AND TAKE A PIECE
OF DOWL AND INSERT THAT IN THE MIDDLE.
THEN YOU JUST TAKE YOUR GREENS. HE DID NOT WANT THEM TO BIG OR
TOO SMALL. I LIKE WHEN THEY COME UP AND
OUR. WHITE PINE IS ANY SUPPLANT FOR
US TO GROW. YOU CAN BUY IT IN BUNDLES.
WORK YOUR WAY AROUND. WORK YOURSELF UP.
WORKED THE GREENS AND. YOU DON’T NEED A LOT OF GREENS.
GREENE’S COVER THE PLASTIC CONTAINER.
PICK SOME BRIGHT COLOR AND STICK THAT IN SO LAYS OUT.
YOU’RE DONE WITH THE EVERGREENS, THINK ABOUT GROWING THESE ON
YOUR OWN PROPERTY. IT COULD TAKE HOLLY AND PINCH
OFF THE LEAVES. WHAT YOU SEE THESE BEAUTIFUL
BERRIES. YOU CAN STICK IN THESE BERRIES.
CONSIDER SOMETHING LIKE A DECIDUOUS HOLLY, WHICH IS VERY
ATTRACTIVE. WE CAN ADD A FEW DRY FLOWERS.
YOU CAN THEN TAKE SOME OF THESE AND TAKE IT WIRE ON PAPEICK AND
TAKE THESE AND PUT THEM IN FOUR COLOR AND YOU CAN PURCHASE A
PICKING MACHINE. THEY ARE NOT THAT EXPENSIVE.
I LIKE TO WORK IN GROUPS OF THREES ON THE DRIED FLOWERS.
THIS MACHINE AUTOMATICALLY — THE VERY CAREFUL.
TAKE THIS AND DECORATED. WIRE AND PICK PINE CONES AND USE
GLASS BALLS AND FRUIT THAT HAS BEEN DRIED.
WHEN YOUR DONE, TAKE OUT THE WOODEN DOWEL, TAKE THE CANDLE,
YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL ARRANGEMENT THAT YOU CAN ENJOY
FOR QUITE A FEW WEEKS. JOIN ME NEXT TIME IN THE GARDEN.
>>NRCS WILL HOST GRACING FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS ON STOCKPILING
SMALL FESCUE ON DECEMBER 18. OUR SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK TAKES US
TO WAKEFIELD, WHERE YOU’LL FIND THE VA DINER.
IN A BEST BE KNOWN FOR THEIR PEANUTS.
THEY SERVED CUSTOMERS PEANUTS AND PREPARED IN THEIR KITCHEN
INSTEAD OF AFTER DINNER MINTS. THEY ARE KNOWN AS THE P NET
CAPITAL OF THE WORLD — THEY ARE KNOWN AS THE PEANUT CAPITAL OF
THE WORLD. THAT DOES IT FOR THIS WEEK.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK. I AM AMY ROSCHER. >>WILL HELP FARMERS AND ALL
VIRGINIANS. YOU, AND MORE — YOU CAN LEARN
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