Dogfennel is a native perennial plant found across much of the southeastern United States. It is an aggressive weed species that can invade under-improved, unimproved, or overgrazed pasture. Infestation with dogfennel can lead to a decline in overall… Read More
Conserving forage for use during times of low forage production is a common practice for beef cattle enterprises.
You may have heard that wood ashes can be used in the garden as a source of potassium for plants. But since wood ashes also increase the soil pH and require other precautions, they should be used in… Read More
Gardeners will find it difficult to grow certain plant species in high pH soils and therefore should match plants to the existing site conditions. The pH of a soil measures relative acidity or alkalinity. The acidity-alkalinity scale ranges… Read More
Enteric illnesses are transmitted by contaminated food or water, exposure to contaminated bodily fluids (both human and animal), exposure to contaminated objects, or direct exposure to infected persons or animals.
Growing microgreens at home is a quick and easy way to add nutrients to your diet. While they may be tiny, research has shown that microgreens contain 4 to 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterparts! What… Read More
It’s that time of year again, time to enjoy the corn dogs, funnel cakes, rides, and animals! Getting ready for the fair can be stressful! This checklist can help you get ready and feel more prepared for the… Read More
Egg quality is determined by many things. Knowing the parameters used for determining egg quality increases your understanding of the process.
As an Extension Agent with a background in poultry, I receive many poultry questions concerning anatomy, biology, egg production, etc. The information below answers some of the most common questions received.
Should I raise my own small poultry flock for eggs and/or meat? This is a question that is posed to Extension Agents on a regular basis.