My Canadian cyber-sentry E. Ann Clark, PhD… retired agronomy professor from Ontario’s Guelph University… e-mailed me an article titled “Former ‘Billion Dollar Bug’ is Mounting a Come-back”. The sub-title read: “The corn rootworm pest has developed resistance to GM (genetically modified) Bt insecticidal toxin.” This article, appearing June 15, 2018, online at AgWeb.com, was written by Sonja Begemann. [Read more…]
Every dairy farmer does their best to provide excellent care and comfort for cows, but one Maryland farm goes a little further. David Pyle and his wife Katie Dotterer-Pyle, owners of Cow Comfort Inn Dairy in Union Bridge, MD, are young farmers who are committed to outstanding animal welfare. [Read more…]
This morning (Tuesday) Frank, one of my crop program advisees, called to tell me that he had finished first cutting. This Central New York farmer crops about 150 acres of mixed mostly grass hay baleage; most of that land is rented. He raises a few beef cattle, and works some off-farm at a machinery dealership. [Read more…]
by Sally Colby
Nearly everyone has concocted a product, served it to their friends and received praise that led them to believe they might be able to sell that product. [Read more…]
Cattle producers are concerned about a number of internal parasites, but Dr. John Gilleard, professor of parasitology and associate dean of research on the faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Calgary, says the main concern is roundworms. [Read more…]
RALEIGH – Thirty-three North Carolina students have been named recipients of 2018 North Carolina State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced recently. [Read more…]
The Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, also known as the East Asian tick, the longhorned tick, and the bush tick, has been found in three nearby states — New Jersey, West Virginia and Virginia. The Maryland Department of Agriculture urges animal owners to check livestock and pets for this new, exotic species, and to report any unusual ticks or high volumes of tick bites to the department’s Animal Health Program office. [Read more…]
Information released by the Center for Disease Control, last updated July 25, 2017.
- Anaplasmosis is transmitted to humans by tick bites primarily from the blacklegged tick in the northeastern and upper midwestern U.S. and the western blacklegged tick along the Pacific coast.