Our society is learning that the young brain is developing at a rapid pace. Much of the brain’s function is already developed by the age of 3. From birth, social and emotional experiences shape how an individual handles life.
Whether you picked a basket of tomatoes from your own garden or purchased a peck of cucumbers from your favorite farm stand, you can continue to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year by properly preserving them.
Cucumbers are plentiful either at the local farmer's market or maybe growing in your back yard! Pickles are easy to make and can be made even without a lot of equipment.
The Better Kid Care Nurturing Learning series presents ideas for adults who want to provide enriching learning experiences for children from one through four years old.
Today, many non farm residents are interested in raising backyard chickens in urban and suburban settings for a variety of reasons including having fresh eggs to eat, a hobby or teaching their kids the responsibility of caring for an animal.
Corn earworm flights continue, and in some areas fall armyworm is now common.
The prospects for widespread soaking rains are not promising over the next two weeks.
Assess soybean growth stages this time of year to help determine the impacts of late season disease, insect and drought stress.
Although not without problems, here is a simple procedure to follow to help determine potential soybean yield prior to harvest.
As corn growers anxiously await their 2013 corn crop for fall harvest as grain or silage, the kernel count method is a quick yield estimate tool that can be used.
Here are some factors to consider to help ensure quality when considering replanting saved small grain seed.
Scout your hay and pasture ground, fence rows and other noncropland now to help plan for some weed management this fall
Soybean aphids are present in Pennsylvania and quite common in some soybean fields
Soybean aphid numbers are growing significantly in some counties, Japanese beetles and grasshoppers damage remains non-economic, and low levels of brown marmorated stink bugs are being found in some fields with both adults and nymphs being present.
As you start making decisions for your winter small grains, take actions now that will enhance your crop’s health this fall and into the next year.
Purple leaf sheath on corn and soybean sudden death syndrome being reported.
The butterflies and moths that we see each day in summer are practically all native insects. That means that they have evolved, along with the plants that feed them, over centuries. You can help butterflies and moths by providing a suitable habitat of native plants in your yard that will allow them to grow and thrive.
Now that we are coming to the end of the summer we are going to be seeing some of the gardener’s best friends among our bushes.
When driving, we often see flowering weeds in fields or roadsides. Casual walks along a country road may cause us to stop and check out the weeds of summer. But are they weeds or wildflowers?
Producing a high-quality floriculture product while minimizing input costs requires careful monitoring and management of environmental factors and inputs such as nutrients, pH, alkalinity, growth regulators, and light.