There is an outstanding farm organization that anyone who grows or feeds forages should belong to and that is the PA Forage and Grassland Council.
Want to reduce mowing? Try planting one of our native grasses in a small area of your yard and see how you like it!
This article appeared in the April 2011 edition of the International Longevity Centre–UK (ILC-UK) newsletter
The number of grandparents in the United States has hit a record high and is growing. In general, grandparents are younger, financially comfortable and bestowing a good deal of their money on grandchildren, according to a new report by the MetLife Mature Market Institute. Contrary to the stereotypical "grandma" and "grandpa" of yesteryear, today's grandparents are far from dependent. In fact, they are more likely to be sharing their resources with their children and grandchildren.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia studied insurance claims data involving accidents where children were injured or killed. The study revealed that contrary to the common belief that older drivers are more likely to get involved in car accidents 90% of the accidents happened when a parent was in the driver's seat. Grandparents tend to be more cautious when their grandchildren are in the car. This is good news for the US, as many baby boomers are now grandparents.
Results of first-ever scorecard measuring state performance in providing long-term services and support to older adults and people with disabilities.
Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update: The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving. In 2009, about 42.1 million family caregivers in the U.S. provided care to an adult with limitations in daily activities at any given point in time, and about 61.6 million provided care at some time during the year. The estimated economic val-ue of their unpaid contributions was approximately $450 billion.
The Pennsylvania NRCS office has developed an outstanding compilation of conservation guidance that is a crossroad between all that is conservation planning assistance – and that which is regulatory in PA for working lands.
A recent article in USA Today talks about “In-law units” and how they help homeowners pay bills and care for relatives.
The University of South Alabama and the Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center have established the new Center for Generational Studies with the primary goal of improving the quality of life for Gulf Coast residents across the lifespan. Dr. Roma Hanks, director of programs in gerontology and chair of the department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, will serve as the academic/research director of the Center.
Good healthy soil should have at least an 3% organic matter (OM).
The tuberous root differs from other root structures by the nutrient reserves being stored in an actual root instead of an enlarged stem.
Black Walnut, Juglans nigra, is an important tree species in the eastern United States. In July of this year, Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) was detected in Pennsylvania for the first time.
Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is a small vinegar fly that is damaging tree fruit and berry crops in the eastern United States.
Dahlias are considered tender perennials and as such they need to be protected from the winter cold.
Potatoes grown for winter use should be harvested after the vines have died and the crop is mature.
If you have gone to a farm to pick out a pumpkin for your fall decorations you have probably seen gourds as well.
Mid-way through the summer many gardeners and farmers were seeing their celery curl and look misshapen.
Fall is a great time to plant trees as well as other plants. However, choose plants wisely that will be growing near sidewalks, driveways and parking lots.