When hydrofracturing of a shale-gas well occurs, millions of gallons of water is injected deep underground at high pressure. Normally, only a fourth to a fifth of that volume flows back above ground. Where does the rest of it go?
Research was conducted to evaluate producing muskmelon or summer squash in a strip tillage system compared to a plasticulture system. Within these production systems the effectiveness of spunbonded polypropylene row covers was also tested.
Do you have a farm emergency plan? A plan can be extremely valuable in the event of an emergency in regards to reducing property damage, decreasing loss of equipment, and saving lives. A farm emergency plan can provide critical information to emergency responders who may not be familiar with the complexities of agricultural emergencies. Examples of information for responders include a map of the property that outline key areas such as chemical storage and electrical shutoffs; contact information for owners/operators; location of animals; etc. Take time during the off-season to get a plan in place for your farm operation.
One of the main objectives of the SAY Project is to provide agricultural educators with teaching resources that align with the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards.
This clinic will feature Michael Colvin, a trainer, AQHA Professional Horseman and judge from Atlanta, Georgia. Michael specializes in all around events in youth, amateur and open divisions.
Leadership After Retirement- A RULE Alum’s Perspective
With an alumni base of 600 strong, The Pennsylvania Rural-Urban Leadership Program (RULE) still has room to grow. Leadership is all over the map and it’s certainly in your part of Pennsylvania. Application packets will be sent this summer, interviews will take place in the fall. RULE XVI will commence in November 2015. If you would like more information about RULE please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Biological control of insects, mites and diseases has the potential to greatly expand the number of effective options in our pest management toolbox. Growers now have new tools to manage insects, mites, and diseases that have become nearly impossible to control using conventional pesticides.
Calibrachoa is closely related to the petunia and was first introduced to Europe in the early 19th century about the same time as the petunia.
Antibiotic resistance has been a focus area emphasized by the Veterinary Extension Team for several years. The President of the United States also feels that this is one of the most pressing public health and animal agricultural issues. His FY 2016 budget nearly doubles the amount of Federal funding for combating and preventing antibiotic resistance to more than $1.2 billion.
Valentine’s Day can be challenging for people with diabetes...
Two new U.S. Geological Survey publications that highlight historical hydraulic fracturing trends and data from 1947 to 2010 are now available.
The collection on September 27, 2014, appears to be the last Take-Back that the DEA will implement. So what happens now?
Field studies conducted in the United States have shown that mercury concentrations in groundwater affected by wastewater disposal can exceed the drinking water maximum contaminant level (MCL) established by the Environmental Protection Agency (2 micrograms per liter of water, µg/L). Two recently published reports by scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the University of Maine, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) help to explain what can lead to elevated mercury levels in groundwater.
The economic impact study by Econsult Solutions, Inc. shows the Mariner East projects by Sunoco Logistics can add up to $4.2 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy, including over 30,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs through the construction phase. (more…)
Soils are the fundamental food factory on our planet. Pay attention to the health of soil in your garden and landscape, and you will reap the benefits of healthier and more productive plants.
Carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata) is a low-growing, multi-shoot annual that grows into a circular mat.
Certain conditions in the lives of youth serve to protect them from the potential harmful effects of negative conditions in their worlds. These "protective factors" are found in the community, school, families, and individuals themselves.
Children and nature have always been connected.