Highlights of the “Helping Hands Intergenerational and Resource Conference for Grandparents and Other Kinship Caregivers of Children”
Research shows many components have long-term impact on calves
Forestripping should be applied to all milking routines and is a fundamental practice that can help to greatly increase milk quality.
What the first 10 years of the 21st Century have taught us about milk production.
Research herd demonstrates challenges of grouping cows.
Overview of the journal - each issue presents cutting-edge writing on intergenerational topics.
Natural enemies and environmental factors limit populations of insect and mite pests in natural ecosystems. When natural enemies are killed by man’s actions in any habitat or when pests are introduced to new habitats without their natural enemies, natural control often fails and results in pest outbreaks. Biological control of pest species by predators, parasitoids and pathogens has been a cornerstone of IPM since its inception. It has been difficult to utilize the full potential of biological control in tree fruit and other crops that receive periodic sprays of broadspectrum pesticides and/or have high quality standards. The best pest targets for biological control in tree fruit are generally the secondary foliage-feeding pests that do not cause direct fruit injury (i.e., mites, aphids, and leafminers). Populations of pests that feed directly on the fruit (i.e., codling moth, oriental fruit moth, and plum curculio) generally can not be tolerated at levels high enough for biological control agents to reproduce.
This week's Woody Ornamental Pest Update by Tim Abbey.
How to approach those difficult conversations with older parents concerning decisions around health and living situations.
The Centre for Intergenerational Practice (CIP) is publishing tested ideas and materials as best-practice guides and toolkits for use by Local Authorities, Voluntary and Community sectors and Central Government Departments
Surprising early pheromone trap captures of sweet corn pests.
Even though the challenges of this year’s wet cool spring are starting to pass, NOW is the time to start thinking about early fall cover crops that just might be able to help you get your early spring vegetables started earlier next year. A new project aims to enable earlier vegetable planting in spring without the use of herbicides or tillage though the use of alternative cover crops. Under a grant from Northeast SARE, a team of research scientists, extension agents and farmers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey are working to develop new systems of no-herbicide no-till planting of early vegetables into a seedbed prepared by low-residue winter-killed cover crops such as forage radish.
Updated with new clarifications on the regulations for processing poultry, this 20-page guide is a must-read for any farmer interested in processing and selling meat or poultry.
This guide offers assistance and a planning process for family caregivers on how to care for a person with developmental disabilities. The guide has information about financial and legal issues and provides “10 Tips for Family Caregivers.”
Sharing time and making memories with grandchildren--what could be more fun! If you are able to travel with your grandchildren, here are some great destinations and travel tips. You don't have to leave home, however, to enjoy these books, toys, games, crafts and projects. There are also ideas for making family celebrations more special.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)’s civic engagement project has released a publication that highlights and advances research on civil engagement in later life.
We are pleased to release the Generations United Public Policy Agenda for the 112th Congress. The agenda, created by the Generations United public policy committee, Board of Directors and staff, provides guidance for our educational and advocacy efforts to promote intergenerational public policy and create a world that values all generations.
Pasturing horses and other livestock is the most economical and easiest way to feed. Owners have several options for grazing horses.
Forage is a very important part of a horse’s diet. The horse evolved as a grazing animal with a digestive system designed to process a nearly continuous supply of high fiber food. A horses’ nutritional program should focus on forage first. A horse has fewer digestive upsets when forage is the main component of the ration.