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.
Farming has changed by leaps and bounds and, thanks to technology, there are many more aspects and options to consider. That is what students attending the 2nd annual Farming Your Future discovered. [Read more…]
The 20-year-old member of the SUNY Morrisville woods sports team has proven himself as one of the best lumberjacks in the country after earning a ticket to the national STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series Championships, July 27-29 in Milwaukee, WI. [Read more…]
Kevin Erb, Certified Crop Agronomist with University of Wisconsin extension, encourages farmers to understand the value of farm manure in crop production systems. [Read more…]
The prolific existence of juicy navel oranges is the proof of teamwork employed by Mother Nature and cooperative non-invasive human scientists. The cluster of sections located at the blossom end of a ripe orange resembles a human belly-button, hence the common name of this fruit. [Read more…]
The 2018 Virginia Small Grains Field Day drew one of the event’s largest crowds yet to the Eastern Virginia AREC in Warsaw, VA. The Virginia Grain Producers Association, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Small Grains Checkoff Board and the EVAREC were proud to host the annual field day for wheat and barley. [Read more…]
The rains held out until late afternoon and it was beautiful spring weather that greeted the many visitors who came to celebrate Spring Plow Day at Saunderskill Farms, Accord, NY, on Saturday April 28. Sponsored by the Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association, (HVDHA) visitors found that in addition to several pairs and teams of draft horses, about a half-dozen pair of oxen and a pair of mules added to the colorful lineup of draft animals that made their way around to plow the fields. [Read more…]