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Extension Calling: advice for the farm, garden, and home

Oct 31, 2021

Do your part and help scout out spotted lantern fly.  Egg masses can be hard to identify but, wine, walnuts, hops, and maple syrup are all at stake. Special guest Erika Lyons joins us from Jefferson County who's quarantine is now in effect.

Oct 24, 2021

Following basic Integrated Pest Management is key to keeping problems manageable in fields, high tunnels, and greenhouses.  Monitor the environmental conditions, scout weekly, and utilize a balanced pest control program.

Oct 17, 2021

Grazing and haying is easy to do right but it's also easy to mess up.  Paying attention to the growth of your forage and the weather is key to giving your animals what they need when it's time to feed.

Oct 10, 2021

Healthy cows have healthy calves. However, there's more to it than that: what traits are your livestock passing down? Calving ease, temperament, and maternal instincts are important to consider when breeding. Planning and record keeping are key.

Oct 3, 2021

Quality pastures and hay fields require a variety of healthy, digestible plants and a lack of undesirable ones. When you are starting from scratch, you have a great opportunity to set things up right, but you'll also have greater challenges.