If all the proper steps to freeze foods safely are used and then it is defrosted at temperatures that foster bacteria growth, hours of work will be in vain.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.
The convenience of canned soup makes cooking and meal preparation easier on busy days. Because of the convenience of canned soup, many food preservers would like to reproduce soups found in the deli or supermarket. However, there are some commercially prepared foods that just cannot be reproduced safely by the home canner. Creamed soups are not suitable for home canning because their ingredients interfere with the proper transfer of heat during the processing step and can result in food borne illness. Freezing some soups is a safer option.
Protein Requirements for Horses
Twenty students in Penn State’s Department of Animal Science received an up-close view of the French equine industry as part of a course taken for credit that included both classroom experience and a trip to the heart of the French equine industry, Normandy.
Autumn is a time to enjoy nature’s beauty at its fullest, with the changing of the foliage, pleasant days and cool brisk nights.
Remember to do your farms Manure Management Plan it is now a state regulation.
More than 400 equine cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been confirmed nationwide this year, according to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
The Keystone International Exposition (KILE) that was held September 29 through Oct 7, 2012 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA was a wonderful opportunity for youth and adults to show case their prize livestock, including both light and draft horse.
Temperature is directly related to the safety and quality of food.
Vitamins, minerals, and supplementation are hot topics in today’s marketplace. It seems you cannot go anywhere without being bombarded with advertisements claiming to have a “secret recipe” for good health. With so much misinformation out there, it is hard to remain a savvy consumer when it comes to these claims.
A new issue of On Tap, the National Environmental Services Center’s drinking water and wastewater magazine, is now available . The fall/winter 2012 issue features articles about environmental justice, how to become more water and energy efficient, the second part of an in-depth rate setting article, and a look at two emerging issues: phosphorus and source water monitoring in areas where hydraulic fracturing is used in natural gas extraction. As always, we encourage you to use the information in On Tap in your community. All we ask is that you give us credit and let us know how you used it.
The shift to more selective pesticides has complicated orchard pest control in many ways for fruit growers. While greater opportunities for biological control of some apple pests exist, we are seeing a greater diversity of generalist predators. We have also noticed increases of nuisance pests such as ticks, deerflies and mosquitoes in orchards as broad-spectrum insecticide use declined. The most dangerous resurgence directly affecting humans, however, has to be that of increased numbers of hornets and yellow jackets.
Dr. Bernard Zandstra, Weed Specialist at Michigan State University, recently put out a table listing herbicides that are labeled for nut trees. As he indicated, large acreage of most nut trees are grown in areas that have decidedly different climatic and soil conditions from here in the eastern U.S. Most of the almonds are grown in California while pecans are grown primarily in the southern states and west through Oklahoma and Texas; filberts/hazelnuts are primarily grown in Oregon. You may have a few nut trees under which you would like to control weed growth. In all cases the herbicides are common ones used in deciduous tree fruit production.
Bullying and aggressive student behaviors are a common concern in many school districts.
Question: Sometimes when I preserve garlic or foods that contain garlic, the cloves turn a blue color. Is it still safe to eat when this happens?
Expect a spell of traditional Indian Summer for the first half of next week, spoiled at times by cloudy periods and scattered showers, but temperatures should rise well above seasonal levels.
Corn is King (or is it)? Your opportunities are only limited by our imagination.
Cover crop interseeder research and demonstrations in 2012
Watchout for prussic acid toxicity in sudangrass, sorghum, and sorghum-sudan crosses.