Even though it’s called a duck, the black-bellied whistling-duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) is built more like a goose, with its tall stature enhanced by a particularly long neck and pair of legs. Both males and females are strikingly patterned. Their bodies are rusty chestnut overall, accented with black on the belly, flanks, and rump. Their facesContinue reading “Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck”
Scurs are horny growths that give some livestock owners concern. A young animal with scurs may look like it will grow up to have horns. Fortunately, this is not the case.
Christmas will be here before you know it! Prepare tasty treats and heartfelt gifts from your own homegrown offerings, and snuggle up on the couch for a little storytelling. Retell the story of Sod Corn Jones. Read Scripture passages about the meaning of Christmas. Make a sweet potato beetle. Encourage your child to start anContinue reading “Get Ready for December 2016”
To protect themselves from competition, black walnut trees exude a toxin called juglone. Gardens planted near black walnut trees or roostocks frequently fail to thrive due to this toxin. Many plants can be affected, but tomatoes and potatoes show the greatest susceptibility.
The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) was developed to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production, primarily to fend off antibiotic-resistant diseases in humans. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 2 million people in the United States are infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria every year. The concern is that extensive use of antibiotics in theContinue reading “New Rules Take Medicated Livestock Feeds Off the Shelf”
Whatever stage you are in as a new farmer, one of the best things you can do is to read extensively. We have picked out 10 must-reads to get you going.
United States President Donald Trump (R): 276 electoral votes Hillary Clinton (D): 218 electoral votes United States Senate Jerry Moran* (R): 62% of vote Patrick Wiesner (D): 32% Robert Garrard (L): 6% United States House of Representatives 1st District Roger Marshall (R): 66% Alan LaPolice (I): 26% Kerry Burt (L): 7% 2ndContinue reading “2016 Kansas Election Results”
Verticillium wilt is caused by six different species of fungus, all of the genus Verticillium. These six fungi can attack most of the plants and trees that gardeners like to grow, including vegetables, fruits, and ornamental plants.
Don’t be fooled by the price. Music Practice: The Musician’s Guide to Practicing and Mastering Your Instrument Like a Professional by David Dumais is not a cheesy little booklet full of half-baked ideas with no meat on their bones. It’s a concise but thorough look at how to make the most of your practice time,Continue reading “Music Practice”
Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) has a long history of infecting garden plants. Although its most common victims are members of the nightshade family, it can infect a surprisingly diverse array of garden plants, including: Tomato. Pepper. Potato. Petunia. Impatiens. Chrysanthemum. Geranium. Begonia. Verbena. TMV is typically spread in sap. Surprisingly, insects that suck sap fromContinue reading “Tobacco Mosaic Virus”