MAEscape volunteers visited some York schools to provide some basic education on ecosystems and environments to elementary students.
An intergenerational session called, “4-H through the Generations” began with a pre-banquet dinner panel presentation. The five panelists, ranging in age from 13 to 80, provided brief summaries and highlights from their own 4-H experiences.
Latest research brief on challenges and opportunities associated with Marcellus shale development as perceived by educational leaders
Overview of Kinship Care Conversations program in Philadelphia
USDA Forest Service scientists recently released an assessment that shows forest land has expanded in northern states during the past century despite a 130-percent population jump and relentless environmental threats.
These pretty little plants remind us that some years we need to adjust our management schedule to compensate for certain weather challenges.
(Report) - a recent survey by Pew Research Center shows a trend of more senior adults going online for fun and to pass time.
(Book Announcement) – edited by Kalyani K. Mehta, University of SIM, and Leng Leng Thang, Na-tional University of Singapore – is the first book to focus on grandpar-enting issues across Asian socie-ties which are facing rapid demo-graphic, social, and cultural transformations.
Wooden stakes are a place where the bacterial pathogens that plague tomatoes can survive between crops. In fact, stakes from a tomato planting where research was conducted on bacterial diseases have been used as a source of the pathogen for subsequent experiments! Therefore, it is prudent for growers to disinfect stakes that were in a field where a bacterial disease occurred last year. This step is worth-while even if there is uncertainty about occurrence considering how difficult bacterial diseases are to manage.
A recent article by Vernon Grubinger, Vermont Extension, made me think to remind folks to price compare their organic nutrients. Below are a couple of thoughts from Dr. Grubinger and some of price per pound comparisons from sources I know of locally. There are many more sources out there. The point is -- Price it Out!
Hot water seed treatment is one way to reduce bacterial disease on your farm. See why and how toos from Dr Meg McGrath, Cornell University.
Emerald ash borer (Agrilis planipennis) is a threat to all ash (Fraxinus) species in Pennsylvania.
The United States Department of Agriculture recently released a new Plant Hardiness Zone Map.
(News from Audrey Maretzki, at Penn State University). On April 21, 2012, Grandmothers’ Day was celebrated in Ireland. To mark the occasion, Slow Food distributed this recipe for Grandma’s Ginger Beer. This is a great example of the passing down of inherited knowledge from generation to generation.
(Annual report from the Family Caregiver Alliance) The Family Caregiver Alliance released their second annual “Caregiving Year in Review” report during a session at a recent Aging in America conference.
Founded in 2011, the USA Center for Generational Studies (CGS) is a partnership between the University of South Alabama Programs in Gerontology and the Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center.
At the core of any successful business is a solid marketing plan. This holds true for any agriculture business, from a traditional cash grain operation to a small-scale produce operation, and everything in between. While the specific strategies of farms may be significantly different - some direct marketing to consumers and others selling a commodity product - all producers need to understand how sound marketing decisions are made. Below is a basic four-step plan that is applicable to any farm business:
To provide growers with information for successful, region-specific cultivar selection, in 2010-11 we evaluated several types of squash cultivars in a conventional system across the state.
I have often said to growers and potato breeders that I believed common scab was a serious problem in potatoes, because like it or not, potatoes are in a beauty contest at the local supermarket. Yes, we know you can peel off the skin with the scab on it and you are fine and your mash potatoes look beautiful. It is just that scab ruins the outward appearance of a beautiful, bright round white potato.