Every group has to make them, but too often we put off those pesky decisions. We talk in circles, get bogged down in details, repeat ourselves – all to avoid the moment of truth when we finally decide what to do.
It seems that we are experiencing more unusually warm periods during mid- and late-winter, so trees may be more susceptible than in the past to moderately low winter temperatures. Lessons from years in which there was a sudden drop in temperature indicate that trees most injured were those that lacked adequate vigor, those that were too vigorous, and those that had been pruned before the cold event.
Busy parents . . . do you wish your kitchen was more organized? easy to navigate? conducive to preparing healthy and delicious meals? Are the chores of putting away the groceries and locating meal ingredients the ones you most dread? If so, perhaps it’s time for a kitchen makeover to make your kitchen a “control central” for pulling together healthy meals in a snap!
Did you know that January is National Soup Month? What’s better on a cold winter day than a steaming bowl of your favorite soup? Soup can be a welcome change of pace after the rich high calorie foods we have during the holidays. Not only a nutritious boost, soups can help ease the budget as many soup recipes use little meat, and/or inexpensive dried beans as a protein source.
A farmers’ use of heavy machinery has always been a common sight when passing a farm. Yet as machinery and innovations evolve, so do the practices of today’s producers.
A rural farming community such as Adams County has much to offer in ways of expertise, so with generations of knowledge it is only natural to expand, exchange and grow our skills alongside other farmers. This was the basic idea in 2011 when a Penn State Extension sponsored Young Grower Alliance (YGA) group traveled to the rural farming community of Talolinga through Project Gettysburg Leon.
In a land where every voice deserves a chance to be heard, the Farm Bureau is the strong and supportive voice of farmers. Affiliated with the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is an organization of farmers offering various services and information for members as well as legislative support at the local, state and national levels.
The following fun, easy and time-saving tips are excerpted from the kidnetic.com Real-Life Guide for Parents.
Winter workshops for commercial fruit growers have been scheduled for nine locations throughout the Commonwealth. Program highlights include: Fungicide Resistance Management Strategies for Apple Scab, Powdery Mildew and Brown Rot; The Impact of BMSB Management on IPM Systems in Fruit Orchards; Managing Perennial and Other Hard-to-Control Weeds in New and Established Pome and Stone Fruit Orchards; Adjusting Orchard Practices to Climate Changes; and Pesticide Applicator Training.