The Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association held its annual summer meeting and farm tour at the University of Massachusetts Cold Springs Orchard in Belchertown, MA. Around 80 fruit growers and Extension personnel from Massachusetts and Rhode Island attended to learn about current research in grapes, brambles, stone fruit and pome fruit. [Read more…]
by Tamara Scully
The four major types of filth flies important to livestock agriculture are the house, face, stable and horn flies. Because they are found in environments with manure or manure residues, livestock operations are preferred environments for filth flies. But each type of fly has specific environments conducive to supporting their life cycles, and control must be targeted to each species. [Read more…]
Matters relating to agritourism and its multiple issues were the topic of a conference held late August at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT.
Dr. Bruce Sherman, Director of the Bureau of Regulation and Inspection organized the meeting in response to an outbreak that occurred in March on a Lebanon, CT goat farm where 50 visitors became ill after visiting the facility. [Read more…]
STANFIELD, NC – Windell Talley grew up in the area east of Charlotte, NC that in the early part of the 20th century was cotton country. With the boll weevil wiping out most cotton production in Stanly County by the time he came home in the 1960’s after graduating from NC State, Talley had to choose a different path. [Read more…]
“There are three trout streams that run through our farm property,” remarked 3rd generation dairyman Richard Skoda. “So, Grandpa came up with Triple Creek for the farm name.”
Richard’s grandfather, John Skoda, bought the West Taghkanic- Churchtown, NY, property, establishing the dairy in 1922. He milked 20 head the good old-fashioned way. [Read more…]