WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The 2016 AgrAbility National Training Workshop in Colorado will feature a celebration of the organization’s 25th year of helping people with disabilities stay productive in agriculture.
An important question for all growers to be asking themselves. University of Delaware Fruit and Vegetable Extension Specialist Gordon Johnson, reminds us that this is exactly the question we need to be thinking about as we plan for and manage our cover crops. Take time to consider what your cover cropping goals are and how to manage them in order to maximize the benefits you're working towards.
The Hard Cider Guidebook is a resource that directly addresses the business development and marketing needs of the growing cider industry in Pennsylvania.
Twelve years ago, Joshua Cassar could not have foreseen 15 job offers, prestigious awards and a resume packed with experiences, internships and international travels. Back then, he was just a kid with an interest in agriculture and poultry science.
New and experienced growers alike may often overlook the importance of regular equipment checks and maintenance during the heat of the season. Take a look at the top 10 tractor checks to prepare for the season and to get yourself and your staff in the habit of performing regular checks. Being proactive can go a long way!
Between presenting and working at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference (MAFVC), I did have a chance to catch a few presentations (out of 200 plus) that were very interesting. Below are a few comments on some of the talks I attended.
In a recent article I described some important aspects of designing field experiments to avoid biasing the data. The take home lesson was that treatments should be replicated and randomized. In this article I will describe methods to summarize and interpret the data resulting from field experiments with a single qualitative treatment variable.
It’s Science Fair season and students are looking for ideas on winning projects. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has some ideas to get students started for grades 6, 7 and 8. It’s NOT a compendium of finished projects, but presents ideas for students to explore.
February 1 - 4, 2016 was the annual gathering of growers, from across the region for the Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference. This educational event allowed growers to obtain the latest information on issues surrounding crop production, marketing, food safety, and farm labor. In addition, participants got to see new products and innovations in the trade show with over 160 exhibitors.
Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions published a study looking at the five ways Exploration and Production Companies (E & P) respond to the downturn in oil prices.
In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection along with numerous other sponsors invite you to attend the 2016 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA.
Parenting is often challenging. When families are in crises due to divorce, illness, unemployment, or other issues, it can become even more difficult to maintain balance in the home...
High concentrations of nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus, from agricultural sources are one cause for the degradation of the Chesapeake Bay. One method to potentially reduce these nutrient sources is to alter the levels of nutrients in feed use for livestock.
Conventional methods of stock monitoring are unsuitable for certain fish species. For example, the infestation of an area with invasive Ponto-Caspian gobies cannot be identified in time by standard methods. Researchers have now developed a simple, effective and cost-efficient test for these introduced non-native fish.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists detected microcystin—an algal toxin—in 39 percent of 75 streams assessed in the southeastern United States. These results will inform and become part of a larger, systematic national survey of algal toxins in small streams of the United States.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan shines a much-needed spotlight on public drinking water quality. Public outrage surrounding this crisis is understandable when regulations and standards intended to protect public health are sacrificed to save money.
Researchers have developed a new way to prioritize investigations on the environmental impacts of the estimated 1500 active pharmaceutical ingredients currently in use.
When a child misbehaves, the first (and perhaps only) thing adults may think of is to use time-out. Time-out has become the most used, and possibly the most misused, strategy to respond to a child's behavior.
Tracking your food intake is a great tool for weight loss. It helps to create awareness of our eating patterns and helps us to identify causes for overeating.
The National AgrAbility Project is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year in 2016. Observances and special events will commemorate 25 years of helping people in agriculture overcome their disabilities or long-term health condition. The goal of the project is to assist farmer and agricultural workers so they can continue to work and remain in production agriculture.