On occasion, you may find tiny bugs flying or crawling on a windowsill, or small moths fluttering about the house, even in the middle of winter. Where could these insects be coming from?
This time of year, as the weather freezes and gardening outside stops, we begin to look inside to satisfy our need for growing plants. Poinsettias, cyclamen, and Christmas cactus are often the plants chosen for indoor color, but have you considered other options?
Planting a tree is an investment in the future, so it is worth your time to select carefully and plant properly. When you visit a nursery, search the web, or peruse a catalog, you will find that nursery stock is available in three forms, depending on how it has been grown or harvested: bare-root, balled and burlapped (B & B), or container-grown.
One of the best things you can do for the environment is to turn a patch of your lawn into a meadow garden. Meadow plants provide nectar for pollinators, seeds for migrating birds and overwintering sites for beneficial insects. They don’t need fertilizer or pesticides; their deep roots will readily soak up rainwater, preventing runoff and erosion. Meadow gardens also add four season interest to your landscape and summer long butterfly watching.
This may be the worst I’ve seen average stumpage prices since I’ve been reporting. The Southeast remains the only bright spot. When average prices for all species in Southeast exceed those in the Northern tier counties, except for Black Cherry, we know there is a problem. The Northwest and Southwest are not only suffering from the poor economy, but the rapidly expanding natural gas industry is taking jobs and income away from the forest sector.
Members of the Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group have just released a video on how to identify and enhance natural enemies in vegetable crops. This video provides balanced coverage of insect natural enemies and includes fascinating footage of beneficial insects at work.
Would you like to have a few hours to do some Christmas shopping alone or with a friend?
You recently had your private water supply tested, hoping to gain valuable information about the quality and condition of your water. Upon receiving the water analysis report, you find yourself looking at confusing columns of decimal numbers, abbreviations, and contaminants that are difficult to pronounce. What does this all mean?
If you are looking to scale up your organic farm next year, you may be dreaming about using a tractor mounted cultivator. A wet year like this one, where the weeds got out of control, is a good reminder of how important it is to have a weed management plan, and the tools to execute it.
An evaluation of Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPS) showed Pennsylvania near the bottom of the pack, relatively.
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. It began hundreds of years ago as a way to give thanks for a good harvest. Today, we may not gather to celebrate a bountiful harvest, but we can show gratitude on Thanksgiving and every day.
Now that Halloween is over, our thoughts turn toward the winter holidays. While the holiday season can be a wonderful time for families, it can also be expensive. So this year, start the holidays by planning ahead. Below are some tips for keeping your holiday finances under control.
Hunting is a popular sport in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It’s one that requires knowledge of proper dressing and handling of wild game to prevent foodborne illness and spoilage of meat.
Halloween is an exciting holiday for children. The anticipation of dressing in costume and receiving sweet treats is a thrill for them. However, it can also be a challenge to parents who are concerned about their child’s consumption of Halloween goodies.
Pumpkins are a popular fall fruit. Not only are they good for carving, but they are nutritious as well as versatile since they can be prepared and served in many ways.
The heating season has arrived! Many people will use wood stoves, fireplaces, and other heating systems which produce carbon monoxide to heat their homes.
Broccoli and cauliflower are fall vegetables loaded with nutrients for good health. They are part of the cruciferous family which have many health benefits including reducing the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Finding time for family may be challenging for busy parents. But spending time together is critical to maintain strong relationships within the family and to keep family members connected to one another. Autumn presents lots of wonderful opportunities for family activities. Below are some ideas for having fun together as family.
A few key concepts in understanding the customers we currently have and how to focus efforts as we change to meet their needs.
With the holidays approaching, it's a great time to share your story of the woods with those you hope will care for it after you.