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Consumer Trends for Farm Markets: Kombucha - Articles Articles

Consumer Trends for Farm Markets: Kombucha

Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Alicia N Anderson, MBA

Kombucha has become more popular in recent years. This article explores opportunities and considerations related to offering Kombucha in your farm market. More
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Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Annual or Daisy Fleabane - Articles Articles

Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Annual or Daisy Fleabane

乐动体育注册 Peter Landschoot, Ph.D., Tim Abbey, Tanner Delvalle

Annual fleabane, also called daisy fleabane, is a common and fast-growing broadleaf weed found in Pennsylvania lawns and other low maintenance turf areas. Its common name comes from folklore claiming dried plant material will repel fleas. More
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Beginning a Vegetable Garden - Articles Articles
With some planning, you can grow your own vegetables at home. This article describes how to start a vegetable garden. More
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Indoor Winter Garden Fun for Children - Articles Articles
This article contains ideas to combat winter boredom with fun and educational indoor gardening projects. More
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Salt Damage to Plants - Articles Articles

Salt Damage to Plants

乐动体育注册 Mary Jo R. Gibson

Learn how to minimize damage to plants from winter application of rock salt as a de-icer. This article also discusses which plants are most and least vulnerable to salt. More
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Home Grown Hydroponics - Articles Articles

Home Grown Hydroponics

乐动体育注册 John E. Gallagher

Hydroponic gardening may sound complex, but it is based on some very simple gardening principles. This article is a broad overview of how to get started with hydroponic gardening. More
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Five Tips for Building an Entrepreneurial Team - Articles Articles

Five Tips for Building an Entrepreneurial Team

乐动体育注册 Tanya E Lamo

Surrounding yourself with the best team may be the best decision for your entrepreneurial journey. More
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What To Do With Those Holiday Leftovers - Articles Articles

What To Do With Those Holiday Leftovers

乐动体育注册 Stacy Reed, MS

After the holidays do you ever feel overwhelmed by the large number of leftovers and the limited space in your fridge? More
Transitioning to a New Robotic Milker
Transitioning to a New Robotic Milker - Articles Articles

Transitioning to a New Robotic Milker

乐动体育注册 Andrew Sandeen

Transition from conventional milking parlor to a single robot. More
Ventilation Systems, Efficiency, and Maintenance for Dairy Housing
Ventilation Systems, Efficiency, and Maintenance for Dairy Housing - Articles Articles
Well-built and efficient fans and maintenace goes a long way in helping to achieve ventilation needs while keeping energy costs in check on the dairy. More
Dairy Heifer Cost Variation
Dairy Heifer Cost Variation - Articles Articles
Dairy heifer replacement costs represent a large investment for all dairy operations. More
Economic Benefits of Rightsizing the Farm Dairy Replacements Numbers
Economic Benefits of Rightsizing the Farm Dairy Replacements Numbers - Articles Articles
Determine how many heifers you need on your farm for a healthy economics on the farm. More
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Planning for Agriculture Under the PA Municipalities Planning Code - Articles Articles
PA Municipalities Planning Code provides the foundation upon which local municipalities prepare and administer comprehensive plans and land use regulations. Such plans and regulations must include agricultural considerations. More
Forage Variety Trials Reports
Forage Variety Trials Reports - Articles Articles

Forage Variety Trials Reports

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Forage Trials Report summarizes performance data collected from ongoing forage trials at two sites in Pennsylvania. More
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Tips for Creating a Water Garden - Articles Articles

Tips for Creating a Water Garden

乐动体育注册 Pamela Hubbard

With some advance planning you can incorporate the sounds and visual beauty of water into your garden More
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Building a Risk Management Toolkit for New and Beginning Farmers - Articles Articles

Building a Risk Management Toolkit for New and Beginning Farmers

乐动体育注册 Lynn Kime, Linda Falcone

There are many tools for risk management available for new and beginning farmers. More
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Cranberries - A Great Fruit All Year Long - Articles Articles

Cranberries - A Great Fruit All Year Long

Mandel Smith, MS, RD, LDN

The Cranberry is a nutrition powerhouse that is versatile and goes well with many different foods throughout the year. More
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Don't Forget the Pears - Articles Articles

Don't Forget the Pears

Kathy DiGuiseppe

Did you know that Pennsylvania ranks in the top 5 among pear production nationally. In this article we will take a closer look at the pear. More
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Dairy Product Trends - Cheese - Articles Articles

Dairy Product Trends - Cheese

Sarah Cornelisse

This article provides a broad overview of cheese consumption trends and consumer preferences. More
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Dairy Product Trends - Ice Cream - Articles Articles

Dairy Product Trends - Ice Cream

乐动体育注册 Sarah Cornelisse

This article provides a broad overview of ice cream consumption trends and consumer preferences. More
Dairy Sense: Small Grain Silage for the Lactating Herd
Dairy Sense: Small Grain Silage for the Lactating Herd - Articles Articles

Dairy Sense: Small Grain Silage for the Lactating Herd

乐动体育注册 Virginia A. Ishler

Double cropping corn silage acres with a small grain is a strategy that provides additional forage inventory and maintains cover on fields. More
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Food Safety Reminders for the Holidays - Articles Articles
It can be easy to become distracted and make a mistake when preparing food at a holiday party. Pay attention when preparing, serving, and cleaning up food so that you don't make your friends and family ill. More
Tips to Stay Active During the Winter Months
Tips to Stay Active During the Winter Months - Articles Articles

Tips to Stay Active During the Winter Months

Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES

Keep these ideas in mind to stay active even during the coldest time of the year. More
Creeping buttercup growing in a partially shaded lawn. Photo: Peter Landschoot, Penn State
Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Creeping Buttercup - Articles Articles

Lawn and Turfgrass Weeds: Creeping Buttercup

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D., Tim Abbey, Tanner Delvalle

Creeping buttercup is a stoloniferous plant that spreads through thin turf forming patches in lawns and parks. More
How Can I Move Stormwater From Here to There?
How Can I Move Stormwater From Here to There? - Articles Articles

How Can I Move Stormwater From Here to There?

乐动体育注册 Scott A Sjolander

Conveyances are man-made flow-ways used to move stormwater runoff to a place meant to receive it. Natural drainages are not called conveyances. Any other functions must be added to the system. More
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