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Jennifer Bratthauar, Penn State Extension educator for agronomy and nutrient management for Franklin County, warns about the impact of planting in compacted soils. It is that time of year again when homeowners and farmers are getting ready to plant their...
Associated PressBuck Uptmor didn't have to go to West Fertilizer Co. when the fire started. He wasn't a firefighter like his brother and cousin, who raced toward the plant. But a ranch of horses next to the flames needed to be moved to safety. "He went to help a friend,...
Associated PressRescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris or bodies of the dead. The accident killed as...
Did you know that we live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed? Everything we do in our gardens and homes affects the health of the bay and our waterways. It all matters. To improve water quality and conserve natural resources, we teach environmentally...
It is hard to believe it is 2013 already. While many have made New Year’s resolutions and others have been wringing their hands about the economic situation, take heart, this too shall pass, whether it is your failed resolution or our economic woes....
“I see a former city council member thinks that the city mishandled the anonymous donor, whoever that might have been, for the stadium. Well, look at yourselves in the mirror, council people, the past council. And maybe you should ask yourself,...
firstname.lastname@example.orgMy last article dealt with soil testing and how it is a good idea for more than just farmers. I have received several calls and emails regarding soil testing and fertilization. In order to help shed additional light on the subject, I will deal with...
The role of the tenant farmer is to keep land open, in high fertility and weeds under control. This is a service to the landlord and the tenant’s pay is the sale of his crops. While the tenant is caring for the land, the land is appreciating and...
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email@example.comSpring has sprung and many in the community are hard at spring chores. This is the time of year that many a pound of fertilizer is applied to hill and dale. Before you open the fertilizer or dust off your spreader, ask yourself this question, “...
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Here are two sample questions from the Maryland School Assessment test for science. The first is for fifth-graders, the second is for eighth-graders. Question One Use the information below to answer the following: Students visited the Morris W. Offit...
firstname.lastname@example.orgAlthough Anne Courtemanche calls herself a "lazy gardener," her yard reveals that she is quite the opposite. Twelve 55-gallon barrels that serve as reservoirs to catch rainwater sit beside the Hagerstown home she shares with her husband, Bob. Flower...
Tags: Chemical Industry
This is my final column. As a volunteer with other work obligations, I intend to turn my attention to developing a forestry outreach program that is less deadline-driven. I have enjoyed having this forum to share forestry facts and some ideas on how...
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