How could the ever popular butterfly bush possibly be a problem for pollinators when it attracts butterflies and is highly marketed as a “must-have” plant for butterfly gardens?
Cloudy, warm weather may result in a greater tree response to chemical thinners this week.
The reliability of the Cornell carbohydrate thinning model forecast is dependent on weather forecasts.
Providing high quality sleep environments and understanding Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) are an essential part of a child care provider’s job. There are about 4,000 sudden and unexpected deaths (SUID) in the United States each year. More than half of these deaths are caused by a commonly know type of SUID called SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This lesson focuses on defining SUID and identifying behaviors that affect and reduce the risk of sleep-related SUID. This module is available at no cost.
Milder, but unsettled weather is on tap through early next week.
Have you seen browning in timothy fields? It may be due to a heavy aphid population.
Be sure you are scouting for marestail before you plant your no-till soybeans and using effective herbicides with both burndown and residual control.
As we move into the last days of April and early May, corn and soybean planting will be in full swing. Take a few minutes to review this checklist to ensure optimum planter performance.
While you’re waiting to get in the field with a corn planter, now is an important time to scout for wheat, barley and alfalfa disease.
Small grain crops are maturing earlier than normal. Now is the time to monitor maturity and make the necessary management adjustments to your timetable.
Learn about the important role these often forgotten insects play on your livestock farm.
There are basically two reactions to being asked to take a survey. 50% of us cringe and look for the nearest exit – or if it’s an online request we hit ‘delete’. The other 50% of us jump into action, our curiosity aroused. Actually, I can’t support this data with social science research. But I can tell you that anticipating both types of reactions can help you build a stronger and more successful survey.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has produced an annual compilation of its most used statistics in a booklet easily accessible to all – the aptly named Key World Energy Statistics (KWES).
No matter how big or small your garden is, for successful vegetable gardening it is crucial to know the difference between cool-season and warm-season vegetables, as well as the approximate last frost date in the spring, and the first frost date in the late summer/early fall in your area.
A few more weather stations are in full bloom. Normal rates of chemical thinners were recommended for the weekend, and decreased rates are suggested for the next 4 days.
Allium leafminer has landed…on our traps.
There is much interest into what extent Pennsylvania farmers are using water quality protection practices. Conservation practice adoption is well-documented for practices that are implemented with federal or state financial assistance.
Idaho State University researchers have established a clear link to septic sources of nitrate contamination in about one-third of the 100 private wells in the Lower Portneuf Valley Watershed sampled for a study.
An effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals from water has been discovered by a team of scientists.