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Designing Around Drainage Areas

Storm water flows into this designed basin through a curb cut. Photo source: WATER the Future is ClearThe use of depressions planted with appropriate...

Different Kinds of Sprinkler Irrigation Systems

A bubbler irrigation system applies water to individual plants or groupings of plants. Video source: Bubbler YouTubeOutdoor irrigation accounts for up...

Landscape Water Savings Calculators

Water savings calculators estimate approximate water use in the landscape and are a great way to take the guesswork out of how much water is being...

Involving Middle School Students in Smarter Lunchroom Design

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 30, 2014

Natalie Tauzin RD, MPH  and Kai Swan discuss how student and staff input and engagement activities were used to promote fruits and vegetables in the school...

Bed Bug Information for Homeowners and Tenants

The way our homes are configured, owned, and organized varies across cultures and social groups but we all have in common the fact that we live in a home and...

Hot Topics | Bed Bugs

General Lawn Pests: Chinch Bugs

Updated: July 30, 2014

The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis (Image 1.) is the most destructive sucking pest of St. Augustinegrass. Nymphs and adults feed on plant sap,...

Are chinch bugs attracted to drought-stressed grass?

Probably not.  Chinch bugs are fluid (phloem)-feeding insects, so if a plant is low on water and nutrient transport, then it may not be as good of a food...

Erin Bauer

Erin Bauer is the Extension Associate in the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Office in the Agronomy and Horticulture Department at the University...

Resources from NEWBio - the Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium

Farm Energy Updated: July 29, 2014

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) is a regional network of universities, businesses, and...

Feedstocks for Biofuel Production - Table of Contents

Farm Energy Updated: July 29, 2014

 FACT SHEETS and ARTICLES Feedstock Plots at Kellogg Biological Station. Photo: Dennis Pennington, MSU NEWSWEBINARSVIDEOFAQssee all Farm Energy News

BCAP Helps Commercialize Shrub Willow for Bioenergy in Northern New York

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: July 29, 2014

   The USDA Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) was designed to expand bioenergy feedstocks beyond existing cash crops by encouraging both the...

Resources from CenUSA - Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA

Farm Energy Updated: July 29, 2014

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.CenUSA Bioenergy is a coordinated research and education effort investigating the creation of a regional system in the Central...

How to Make Your Salad Bar Healthy and Popular

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 29, 2014

Include all Meal Components—making a salad meet the NSLP requirements for a full meal is quite easy with a salad bar! Make sure that the utensils measure the...

Organic Potting Mix Basics

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 29, 2014

eOrganic author:Michelle Wander, University of IllinoisThis article covers basic information about organic potting mixes for organic farming systems. It...

Johne's Disease

Johne's (YO-neez) disease is a chronic wasting disease of ruminants caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. This bacterium...

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 29, 2014

The Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) is a program funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that monitors...

Cotton Insects

 ScoutingIntroduction to Scouting InsectsCotton Nematode Management in the SouthCotton Insect ID GuidesIPMWhitefly Management & Prevention of Excess Sugars...

Downy Mildew of Grapes

Grapes Updated: July 29, 2014

Symptoms       Management       Causes       More InfoDamon Smith, Oklahoma State UniversitySymptoms will vary depending on the age of leaf tissue. New...

School IPM Action Plan for Bark Scorpions

Arizona bark scorpion, Centruroides vittatus, in typical resting postureThere are approximately 90 different kinds of scorpions in the United States, most of...

Will club soda control fire ants?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: July 28, 2014

The answer is NO.  Fire ant control using club soda was recently tested and found to be ineffective.For a thorough discussion of club soda as a home remedy...

Forest Farming Contents

Forest Farming Updated: July 28, 2014

More Forest Farming information will be coming soon, but in the meantime we are available to field your questions. Please ask us questions or visit our...

YouTube Channel Reverse Osmosis Series

Forest Farming Updated: July 28, 2014

Reverse osmosis is a process that forces a solution with solvent, in this case sugar, through a membrane using a great amount of pressure. The membrane is...

YouTube Channel Maple Syrup Series

Forest Farming Updated: July 28, 2014

Late March marks the beginning of the sugar maple season in the Northeast United States. Freezing nightly temperatures followed by a daily thaw causes the...

YouTube Channel Shiitake Mushroom Log Series

Forest Farming Updated: July 28, 2014

Dr. Kenneth Mudge with Cornell University's Department of Horticulture reviews the various stages of shiitake mushroom cultivation in this series of videos....

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