Dairy foods are a great source of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. When it comes to fat in these foods, there are a variety of levels to choose. The question is what is the best option for me?
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world! But how many of us know what goes into making that soothing cup of tea or the antioxidants that are in it! Brew yourself a cup of hot tea as you read more about this popular drink!
“Blight” is a very general term to plant disease experts, because there are many kinds of blight diseases that attack different plant species.
Hardy succulents are a delight to those who consider themselves to have a black thumb.
So what are the effects of over fertilizing? To make a complicated answer simple, it physically and chemically changes the soil in ways that inhibit optimum plant growth. There will be an accumulation of salts, a saturation of organic matter, nutrients being unavailable to plants, and a pH too high or too low.
Seeds that are directly sowed in the natural environment will always look like hardy plants, but when you want to get a head start in the spring with plants such as tomatoes, peppers, and many annuals; trying to replicate natural conditions requires a few variables.
For those readers who are unfamiliar with Hellebore (common name for Helleborus), these lovely plants are one of the first to bloom and can be purchased in an array of colors from white to deep purple which look almost black.
The European Hornet is in the same family as the yellowjackets native to Pennsylvania, which includes the bald-faced hornet we see making those basketball size paper nests hanging from tree limbs.
Fall plantings can be very successful as long as you do not wait until late fall.
It may sound uncommon, but you can grow great vegetables in containers as well. There are good reasons to try it if you have limited garden space, or it could simply be a decorative conversation piece with multiple uses.
Heat stress in poultry typically begins when the ambient temperature climbs above 80 degrees Fahrenheit and becomes very apparent at temperatures around 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
April is a great time to get a few things around the garden accomplished before the landscape returns to a mosaic of green.
Finding a happy medium between heating air inside the house while ventilating for desirable air quality can be difficult. However, appropriate ventilation is necessary to maintain healthy environmental conditions for broilers while keeping economic production in mind.
Because an increased fly population may lead to a health nuisance in and around the farm as well as in neighboring communities, it is extremely important for poultry producers to take action prior to facing possible threats of litigation.
September to November is when the adult Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) begin to search for overwintering sites.
Early fall is the best time of year for lawn care. It is time to fertilize, aerate, over seed, lime, and dethatch.
The grubs that were seen in the spring have since emerged as adult beetles between June and July. The adults have laid eggs in the soil, the eggs hatched, and the new grubs are feasting on the roots of your turf.
These insects are easily recognized in there later life stages by the cases, or bags, that the caterpillar forms to suspend itself from the plants on which it feeds.
Of course, the time and labor of weeding is something we all would prefer to pass up, but managing weeds in your vegetable plots can ensure greater production and less disease.
Having a detailed garden plan can greatly improve the success of growing vegetables.