Increased Profits from Disease-Free Garlic Planting Stock
SARE Project Number LNE11-306
Steven B. Johnson, Ph.D., University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Aroostook Farm, 59 Houlton Road, Presque Isle, ME 04769
David Fuller, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 138 Pleasant St., Farmington, ME 04938
The goal of this project was to increase garlic grower profits by teaching about the benefits of quality garlic seed. Over 300 garlic growers received information about workshops on Identification and Management of Garlic Pests and Diseases and over 650 garlic growers from Maine, New Hampshire, and New York attended 24 presentations on garlic. Five publications, a webinar/video, and two YouTube videos were developed with over 49,000 page views during the timeframe of this grant. Additionally, a website was developed with over 800 views during the timeframe of this grant. As a result of this project, 80% of the garlic growers can now recognize major garlic diseases; 92% realize the importance of major garlic diseases in garlic production, and; 71% of garlic growers changed their management strategy to look to plant nematode-free or disease-tested garlic seed stock.
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