Whether you use a public water supplier or have a private drinking water well, the water that you drink has to come from somewhere before it gets to you!
EPA has released a series of six fact sheets on incorporating green infrastructure measures into National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System wet weather programs. The series builds upon existing EPA authority, guidance and agreements to describe how EPA and state permitting and enforcement professionals can work with permittees to include green infrastructure measures as part of control programs. The six fact sheets and four supplements address stormwater permits, total maximum daily loads, combined sewer overflow long-term control plans, and enforcement actions.
Official maps can identify both existing and proposed uses such as streets, watercourses, parks, open space, pedestrian ways including trails, flood plains and control basins, and other public lands and facilities that would be of value to the community.
Continuing our discussion about online and social media tools, this article presents responses pertaining to social media and web-based tools that might be good fits for direct marketers.
A Natural Gas Utilization workshop was held in State College the end of June. The workshop focused on three areas where expanded gas use opportunities exist: industrial, power generation, and transportation and fuels. This is the first of a three part series, highlighting these opportunities. Part one looks at Industrial uses of natural gas opportunities for the shale gas.
The principle causes of spoilage in home food preservation are microorganisms and enzymes.
Temperatures are soaring in many parts of the country, it's important to remember how crucial water is to keeping horses healthy. Always ensure your horses have access to fresh, clean water at an appropriate temperature, and ensure they're drinking the fluids provided.
VetNews article by Dr. Dave Wolfgang, VMD, DABVP on why there is a sudden interest in trace amounts of Flunixin Megulamine in milk or meat.
There is growing recognition that entrepreneurs play an important role in our regional economies. Research has shown that the relationship between long-term regional employment growth and entrepreneurship is strong. in addition to creating new jobs for themselves, entrepreneurs generate new wealth and new economic growth. Entrepreneurs are also innovative users of regional assets and resources and appear to be very important for bringing new ideas and innovations to the market place.
Follow these suggestions to prevent spoilage of home preserved foods caused by molds, yeasts, bacteria, and enzymes.
Now that the temperature is heating up and days are longer. Many horse owners are spending more time riding their horses. Who doesn’t love a trail ride on a warm, sunny day? However, it’s important to remember that summer’s hot weather along with high humidity can pose a serious health risk for horses. Incidents such as colic, dehydration, and respiratory distress are just a few of the more serious conditions with can result because of warm summer weather. Even more potentially fatal circumstances are heatstroke and exhaustion, which can possibly lead to death.
This article references farmers and ranchers but is pertinent to all who work outdoors.
Welcome to PestWatch, on June 27, 2012.
Farmers and ranchers perform job responsibilities in all types of weather conditions including excessive heat and humidity. It is important for agricultural producers to understand risks associated with working in high heat work environments, potential heat-related illnesses, precautionary steps, and appropriate medical responses.
Utilizing all means of management for SWD -- including cultural and chemical options -- is recommended. The most suitable strategies for any farm will vary with the crop and circumstances.
Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is present on a number of farms in southeastern Pennsylvania and central Maryland. Larvae have been detected in cherries at the tail end of harvest and summer raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and primocane-fruiting raspberries where lateral canes emerged from pruning stubs.
This new pesticide label at http://www.cdms.net/ldat/ldALN000.pdf might be helpful, especially to organic growers.
Total fertility requirements in plasticulture are not different than those in conventional open-soil culture. With a drip irrigation system, however, application can be much more precise and timed with crop development.