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.
New website on kinship by Penn State
Multigenerational households are growing and their numbers accelerating. In 2010, the number was 7.1 million (6.1% of all households)
Septic tanks are commonly used as a part of onlot wastewater disposal systems for homes. Septic tanks remove solids from the wastewater that is disposed of down the drains including waste from the bathrooms, laundry and kitchen in your home.
Cover crops can play many important roles in cropping systems that are well recognized: preventing soil erosion, enhancing soil carbon, reducing drought stress, suppressing weeds, minimizing nutrient runoff and providing supplemental forage. Despite these advantages, the establishment of cover crops is often limited by the late fall harvest of the corn or other crops, which leaves little growing season for a functional cover crop to become established. The cost of cover crop seeding can also be an issue with the expense of an added trip across the field and seed costs keeping some crop producers from using the practice. With increasing needs to limit nutrient runoff and leaching into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, a growing desire to harvest corn stover, and an increasing need to develop strategies for increasing forage production on livestock farms, there is a critical need to develop technologies that overcome the issues with cover crop establishment in corn in our region.
Penn State Extension Specialists Gary Moorman and Greg Hoover have updated the Penn State Woody Ornamental Insect, Mite and Disease Management Guide.
Are you noticing damage to spruce and white pine?
Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here. Warm weather provides ideal temperatures for bacteria to grow to dangerous levels and cause foodborne illness.
As I mentioned in a previous blog the new USDA Agroforestry Strategic Framework was unveiled. This is a link to the press release and to the document itself. I see new light in the future of agroforestry. Lets hope this momentum continues.
Great story about agroforestry as a solution to deforestation.
Interesting, so New York decides to wait and see and learn more from PA. As an economist one has to think of the costs of delay. Also, what if you are a landowner sitting on money but unable to tap it. Interestingly we also have more and more calls for a moratorium.
Updated disease infection models for apple scab, cedar apple rust, cherry leaf spot, and bacterial spot are attached.
When it comes to growing field crops, the “airwaves” are full of myths regarding the right and wrong way to farm the land. If we want to farm for the “long run”, certain principles are key.
Deputy Secretary Merrigan, USDA unveiled the new national agroforestry strategy at the North American Agroforestry Conference in Athens GA.
“Wherever you are, you are standing in a watershed and your actions have an impact on the water you drink.” This was the take-home message at the "Link to Your Drink" activity presented at the 2011 PA Children’s Water Festival. The festival, a national event was held on Tuesday, May 24 at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA.
Water Hemlock is a native plant that grows throughout North America and is found near streams or in swampy or wetlands. The toxin is a resinoid known as cicutoxin