Get in some of your fruits and vegetables for the day while enjoying fresh strawberries with a little kick. Make this healthy salsa for a snack, pot luck or as a topping for grilled chicken or fish.
Now that spring weather, with unusually high temperatures, came early to many parts of the Northeast and most woody trees and shrubs have broken bud and flowered almost a month early, we have suddenly dipped back into winter with below freezing temperatures.
Last month, we discussed new herbicides that have become available for use on berry crops in the last few years. In this article, we’ll cover changes with insecticides and miticides.
If you’ve become drowsy after eating a bagel for breakfast or a bowl of pasta for lunch, you know how the foods you eat affect the way you feel. Within 2 to 3 hours after eating high-carbohydrate foods, you tend to feel tired and sluggish. On the other hand, eating foods high in protein helps you feel more alert and able to concentrate.
Pulses? That is an odd word for food. The word “pulse” comes from the Latin word “puls” which means “thick soup.” It is a word you will be hearing and seeing a good bit in 2016.
The allium leafminer (also known as the onion leafminer) has recently been detected and confirmed from infested leeks and onions in Lancaster County. This is the first confirmed infestation in the Western Hemisphere. Your assistance is needed for monitoring and controlling this new invasive species.
In light of the cold temperatures experienced recently, a call to your crop insurance agent may be in order. If you believe the recent low temperatures may have damaged your crop you have 72 hours to report the event to your insurance provider.
Homes in rural and suburban areas often rely on private wells for the household water supply and on-lot septic systems for wastewater management. A homebuyer may not notice problems with these essential systems prior to purchase without proper inspections.
GroupGAP is a new food safety certification option that will increase opportunities for the entire industry to supply and buy GAP-certified produce. This robust certification process addresses certain challenges in complying with food safety audits, and meets the demands of the retail, food service, and institutional buying community. The GroupGAP Audit Program will begin April 4, 2016.
Strategic planting of trees on floodplains could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20 percent, according to a study by an international team of scientists.
Nuclear Fusion energy promises to be a clean, resource-friendly energy source, but how far away until it can become a reality, and is it worth the research investment?
A series of advective freeze events have damaged fruit buds, and following an additional freeze this weekend, growers will want to assess crop potential. It can be discouraging to count the buds that didn't survive the cold, so focus on bud survival by using a technique Jim Schupp adapted from strategies to adjust crop load at thinning time.
Sweet Potatoes are not just for Thanksgiving! Enjoy this nutrient packed food all year. This burrito makes a great lunch, dinner or even a snack. Serve with a green salad to fill your plate with vegetables.
Agriculture Handbook 66 (AH-66) represents a complete revision and major expansion of the 1986 edition. It has been reorganized and now includes 17 Chapters and 138 Commodity Summaries written by nearly a hundred experts in 792 pages.
In the STEM and STEAM educational movements, teachers are being challenged to emphasize science, math, and the arts in children’s play. Brain researchers are uncovering evidence that shows that musical experiences enhance children’s thinking and executive function. What better way to tap into these movements than by making a habit of singing about science and math as children play, discover, and explore?
Summer is a few months away, but it isn’t too early to start thinking about one of our most common landscape pests, and that is the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae).
Pineappleweed can be either a summer or winter annual.
A very mild March has preceded a rather cold start to April. While there will be some swings in temperatures for the upcoming week, it will remain unseasonably cold for much of the next seven days. Most of the state has experienced relatively dry conditions over the past two to four weeks, but some much-needed rain will arrive to parts of the region over the next couple of days.
Prior to this week’s cool weather, a number of farmers and applicators are thinking or even starting to apply burndown herbicides. Remember that all vegetation should be actively growing and capable of intercepting the herbicide spray (e.g. not covered with crop residue). Air temperature before, during, and after application can influence control with burndown.
Many winter grains in southern PA are currently in a susceptible growth stage and we have now had two nights of hard freezes that could impact their yield potential. What does that mean?