Category: Agriculture

Deworming Strategies for Livestock

Cow walking out of squeeze chute

General Remarks Deworming strategies have evolved over the years to accomplish three main goals: -Reduce the chance of developing resistant parasites. -Reduce operational expenses for livestock producers -Reduce the use of drugs in food animals. In most herds,… Read More

Wild Weeds – Goldenrod

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Goldenrod Solidago L. Goldenrod is a late summer, early fall blooming plant. The spectacular show of yellow blooms along the roadways allow this plant to be easily identified, and often mistake as… Read More

Meatless Monday Can’t Change The World

Thought about sticking to Meatless Monday to reduce your carbon foot print? Let’s discuss why there are better options for you to reduce your impact on climate change! How much meat are we eating? According to USDA Supply… Read More

Cattle DO Cause Climate Change

Cattle Do Cause Climate Change But not in the way you might think…. Let’s talk about US Beef production and its impact on our environment, our world, and our future. During their entire life cycle from pasture to… Read More

Strawberry Plant Fundraiser

strawberries

The Baker County Extension Master Gardener Program is currently taking orders for strawberry plants as part of their annual fall fundraiser.  Strawberries make a great addition to the fall vegetable garden and are also perfect for containers.  Plants… Read More

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming: Native Milkweeds

waterlily flower and leaves

Named by Ponce de Leon in 1513, La Florida means “Land of Flowers” — and indeed it is!  Florida has more than 3,600 native and naturalized flowering species. Wildflowers are plants that grow in their natural state with… Read More

Wild Weeds – Virginia Creeper

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia .Virginia Creeper is a vine found in rural and urban areas, climbing up trees, light poles, fences and more. It ranges from a dark brown/purple to green… Read More