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Winning the Battle of Subclinical Mastitis Detection - Articles Articles
Lost milk yield and reduced milk quality (high somatic cell count) make undetected subclinical mastitis very costly. Early detection pays dividends. More
This penstemon flower offers bees a landing pad and nectar guides. Photo by Connie Schmotzer
Pollination and Pollinators - Articles Articles

Pollination and Pollinators

Constance Schmotzer

Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anthers of a flower to the stigma of the same flower or another flower. The result is the production of fertile seeds. More
A successful pollinator garden includes a diversity of plants. Photo by Connie Schmotzer
Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens - Articles Articles
One of the most important ways you can help pollinators is by provisioning your yard with plants that provide pollen and nectar. To attract butterflies, you will also need to include a variety of larval host plants for caterpillars to eat. More
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Maintaining a Low Somatic Cell Count During the Winter - Articles Articles
High somatic cell count is directly correlated to poor udder cleanliness. More
Somatic Cell Counts - How Low is Too Low?
Somatic Cell Counts - How Low is Too Low? - Articles Articles
The pursuit of lower somatic cell counts to achieve milk quality goals leads some to wonder if the cow's immune response is compromised. More
USDA map showing where Buddleia is invasive
Avoiding Invasives: Butterfly Bush - Articles Articles

Avoiding Invasives: Butterfly Bush

Constance Schmotzer

How could the ever popular butterfly bush possibly be a problem for pollinators when it attracts butterflies and is highly marketed as a “must-have” plant for butterfly gardens? More
Mejores Prácticas de Ordeño
Mejores Prácticas de Ordeño - Articles Articles

Mejores Prácticas de Ordeño

Amber Yutzy, Mauricio Rosales

Versión en español de la lista de "Mejores prácticas de ordeño". More
Overmilking can lead to hyperkeratosis, putting cows at greater risk for infection.
Overmilking? Test Yourself! - Articles Articles
Overmilking can damage teat ends and compromise udder health. A simple test can help you determine if you are over or under milking. More
Hispanic Workforce Training
Hispanic Workforce Training - Articles Articles
If employees are to excel, they must know how to handle day-to-day situations. This requires proper training on the protocols and practices for their job. More
Heifer Mastitis: Prevention is the Key!
Heifer Mastitis: Prevention is the Key! - Articles Articles
Prevention of mastitis requires reducing exposure to mastitis pathogens and enhancing the ability of the heifers’ immune system to respond. More
Pennsylvania Native Plants for the Perennial Garden
Pennsylvania Native Plants for the Perennial Garden - Articles Articles
Herbaceous (nonwoody) perennial plants add year round interest to any landscape and are a popular choice of plants among gardeners. More
Proper milking management and routine can help to increase milk quality.
Best Milking Practices Checklist - Articles Articles
This checklist will help you to pinpoint areas in your milking routine that need improvement. More
Dividing Perennials
Dividing Perennials - Articles Articles

Dividing Perennials

Constance Schmotzer

A certain amount of time and energy is required to create and maintain a visually appealing perennial garden. Results obtained from dividing perennials are well worth the time invested. More
Care and Maintenance of Perennials
Care and Maintenance of Perennials - Articles Articles

Care and Maintenance of Perennials

Constance Schmotzer

There is some basic care needed to keep your perennials in their best form and to come back year after year. More