A recent scare at a dairy farm in Montour County reminds us about the dangers from gases that are present in and around manure storage facilities.
Read about fall manure applications, and in particular, how we should manage manure around fall cover crop establishment.
Thinking about harvesting alfalfa yet this fall? Read about some factors to consider when harvesting alfalfa in fall.
We’ve been hearing about more marestail resistance problems. Fall herbicide treatments are one option for battling this weed.
Guessing at your lime and fertilizer needs just doesn’t cut it. Fall is a great time to do your soil testing!
If you purchase hay or straw from the south, extra precautions to insure your product is free from fire ants needs to be taken.
Every year, we usually hear of at least one farmer being overcome by silo gas. Since there is still some silage corn standing across PA, it doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves about the dangers surrounding silo gas.
Farm record keeping is usually not the reason we became farmers. However, there is much value to be had when we establish a system that not only meets our legal obligations, but also allows us to study and explore how we can become what we want to be.
In today’s ever-changing marketplace, choosing foods to nourish your family while maintaining a budget can be both difficult and confusing. It seems there are so many foods touting health claims these days, which makes it harder to decode what will be a good choice for your family’s dinner table. “Organic”, “all-natural”, “fresh”, “antibiotic-free”, “cage-free”, “free-range” - what does all this mean and is it worth the price?
Suppose you and some of your friends and colleagues have decided supporting and growing entrepreneurs would be an important part of a strategy to improve the local economy. It would be important to agree about “Who is an entrepreneur?” and develop a strategy that targets those entrepreneurs.
Food preservation information usually addresses the safety of the preserved food in terms of spoilage organisms. However, the preparation of home preserved foods provides opportunities for injury in the kitchen.
Please note that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Decentralized Wastewater Program website has moved. According to EPA, “the septic web content has been migrated and reorganized to better serve key stakeholder groups.”
Suppose you are thinking about buying a house with a basement, how can you tell if it might have water problems?
Carefully inspect turf or landscape beds to look for seedling emergence.
Fruit butters are sweet spreads made by cooking fruit pulp with sugar to a thick consistency.
Relishes are relatively easy to make because the vinegar used to flavor them increases the acidity of the vegetables allowing most of them to be processed in the boiling water bath. If you are not sure how you will like a particular recipe, try a test batch using half the amounts called for in the recipe.
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A few unsettled days with some showers in the near forecast, followed by some temperature swings, highlight the weather outlook.
From killing sod stands to managing those tough perennial weeds, fall is an excellent time for weed control. Get some tips for those hard-to-manage weeds.
What has research taught us about stover harvest? Here, we offer some practical tips on stover management.