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READY TO PLANT

Capital Region farmers ready, waiting for planting season

Buhrmaster Farms in Glenville looked a bit like winter on Sunday but it should be greening up shortly.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Buhrmaster Farms in Glenville looked a bit like winter on Sunday but it should be greening up shortly.
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Farmers used to call it “poor man’s fertilizer.” The mid-spring snow reviled by the winter-weary and prone to falling in the Capital Region is actually welcomed by some in agriculture. Snow, provided it’s not accompanied by a prolonged freeze, tends to have a positive impact on crops. Keith Buhrmaster of Buhrmaster Farms in Scotia saw this impact firsthand this year. He planted sweet peas and corn during a warm spell earlier this month, only to ...

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