Pennsylvania crop farmers know that farming has never been a more complicated enterprise. Countless decisions must be made concerning variety selection, crop rotation, soil fertility, irrigation, weed control, insect and disease management, harvesting, marketing the crop, and labor, not to mention complying with associated regulations along the way. How can a busy farmer keep up?
At the school board meeting on June 16, 2014 the Jim Thorpe PROSPER Team bid farewell to longtime supporter of the PROSPER Program, Dr. Barbara Conway.
So, you want to be a dairy farmer. Maybe you grew-up on the farm and are taking over ownership from your parents or grandparents, maybe you have worked on a dairy and milked cows for years, or maybe you're a novice to dairy farming but think dairy farming seems like a lifestyle for you. Whatever your background and experience, there are some things you need to know before you get started milking cows.
During SepticSmart Week, the EPA encourages homeowners to get SepticSmart and take action. A few small, simple steps of proper care and maintenance of your septic system can lead to a big pay off in terms of keeping you and your neighbors healthy and protecting the environment. For homeowners, proper care can also prevent costly repairs or replacement of systems, protect property values, and save water.
The more the merrier when it comes to creating a vision for your downtown.
Although our gardens are winding down most of us still have some veggies to enjoy until Mr. Frost comes a "knockin". How tempting to bite into an apple fresh from the tree, or grab a fully ripe tomato or perhaps nibble on a cucumber as you harvest...
The Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network is working diligently to deliver another successful One-Day Networking Symposium - Women Farmers: Heroes of Our Communities, December 8, 2014, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The precision of what cows consume can be questionable. However, component fed herds can still apply precision feeding as successfully as herds feeding a total mixed ration. Dry matter intake can be monitored for cows and the weight of a grain scoop can be calibrated with each new delivery.
Rain is forecast into next week, bringing with it more cool air.
There seems to be more white mold being reported in soybeans this year than in the last few years, and this is no surprise given our moist or humid conditions. Learn more about how to manage white mold in this year's crop and in the future.
When you visit dealer field days this time of year, it is the perfect time to see for yourself what is available for disease resistance packages.
An article from Ohio State's C.O.R.N. Newsletter gives helpful overview of the potential corn dry-down with weather. By Peter Thomison, Professor of Crop Science, The Ohio State University.
Even though we have many fields starting to senesce, we still have some that are green and ten counties reporting this week.
Article outlines a number of upcoming interseeder trial field days around the state.
This article is a repeat of last week's article, with the corrected link to Dr. Barnaby's presentation on The Farm Bill on September 8 at the Berks County Agricultural Center, Leesport, PA. Dr. Barnaby is from Kansas State University.
The Farmers Market Federation of NY and the NY Farm Viability Institute are cosponsoring an online course in Marketing aimed at farmers called Marketing for Profit: Tools for Success.