Sunday, August 28, 2016
planting field

Mostly dry week makes for considerable progress in the fields.

From our Dinner Guests Hank and Joli Fichter: "Having sources of locally produced food has changed the way we live... The resources are most likely within miles or minutes of your home."

In just the past decade, the number of young women in that age bracket who have been diagnosed with melanoma has increased eightfold.
ladybug on leaf

There are many more beneficial bugs in your garden than you realize.

State Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, has introduced a gas and oil severance tax plan that would partially fund local governments and statewide infrastructure projects.

As of May 11, there were 143 detections of avian influenza reported nationwide, affecting 29.9 million birds, including the latest confirmation of H5N8 in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana.
soil in hands

Even people with small lawns and gardens contribute to algae problems if they over-fertilize or if they leave fertilizer granules on sidewalks or driveways where they can easily wash into waterways.
hole in tree

Tree experts explain what happens when a tree's hollow is filled, and whether or not it's necessary for holes to be filled.

Amy Kraus, an animal science major from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, received the Outstanding Senior Award from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
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