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
What do you think of when you hear the word “millennial”? Most people will roll their eyes and sigh, because millennials are often thought of as the “lost” generation who do not have money management skills. A 2015… Read More
Egg quality is determined by many things. Knowing the parameters used for determining egg quality increases your understanding of the process.
Herbs and spices have been used for hundreds of years in cooking and medicinal purposes. They add a wide range of flavors to food and may also provide health benefits. For some people, using herbs and spices can… Read More
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.