Those who own sheep and goats find out fairly quickly that raising these species becomes a battle against internal parasites. The less-than-judicious use of chemical dewormers over the past 40 years combined with the lack of small ruminants’ ability to develop good immunity to internal parasites has led to anthelmintic resistance, and has spurred both farmers and researchers to seek out and test alternative methods of parasite control. [Read more…]
Building soil health is what Jim Hershey says the PA No-Till Alliance is focusing on. Hershey recently chaired a Farming for Success seminar at Penn State’s SEAREC unit near Lancaster, PA.
“Planting green,” he says, “is a relatively new practice. [Read more…]
Just because your horse has gotten older and is no longer show worthy doesn’t mean that it can’t continue to serve an important purpose. All across the country horses are getting a second wind serving as instruments of healing through a service known as equine assisted therapy. [Read more…]
White’s Farm Supply, Inc. in Canastota, NY has been named to New Holland’s exclusive President’s Club, the highest honor New Holland bestows on a dealership. The award recognizes superior service to customers as well as excellence and continuous improvement in business performance. [Read more…]
“If you prune early and often it will take a lot less time and make harvesting more efficient later on,” says CCE ENY Commercial Horticulture Program Vegetable and High Tunnel Specialist Amy Ivy.
Folks traveled for hours to attend the hands-on, high tunnel tomato pruning workshop instructed by Ivy and CCE ENYCHP Horticulture Specialist Crystal Stewart, hosted by Ray Zimmerman’s High Tunnels near Fort Plain, NY, earlier this year. [Read more…]
Dr. Madonna Benjamin, extension veterinarian and assistant professor at Michigan State University, says human movement from one farm to another creates the perfect disease vector — especially for diseases that are transferred through manure. [Read more…]
When outbreaks of salmonellosis occur in humans and the source of the infection is found to be poultry, the inclination is to point the finger at large commercial operations. Such suspicions may often be unfounded with the source being small backyard flocks. The birds in these flocks generally appear to be in good health and may be treated as pets especially by younger children in a household. [Read more…]
The Massachusetts Cultivated Blueberry Association held its annual spring seminar at Vandervalk Farm & Winery in Mendon, MA on June 17, 2017. Two dozen attendees from Massachusetts and Rhode Island gathered to learn about weed management in blueberry plantings from Hilary Sandler, UMASS Cranberry Station and State IPM Coordinator. [Read more…]