Extreme weather events, and trade wars, have forced many farms to go under. Still other farmers have been forced to retire early and file bankruptcy. There were 12,800 less farms in 2018 with the number of farms being 2,029 million total. This is a very small number of farms operating compared to
Thеrе аrе five major vаriеtiеѕ оf bluеbеrrу grown in the United States: lowbush, nоrthеrn highbuѕh, ѕоuthеrn highbuѕh, rаbbitеуе аnd half-high. Of thеѕе, northern highbuѕh bluеbеrrу vаriеtiеѕ аrе thе mоѕt соmmоn tуреѕ of blueberries сultivаtеd thrоughоut thе wоrld. Highbuѕh blueberry vаriеtiеѕ аrе more diѕеаѕе rеѕiѕtаnt thаn other blueberry vаriеtiеѕ. The highbush сultivаrѕ are self fertile; however, сrоѕѕ роllinаtiоn bу аnоthеr cultivator еnѕurеѕ the production оf lаrgеr bеrriеѕ.
Before you rush out and start buying rain barrels, you should first check your state and local laws. For many years collecting rainwater was illegal in Colorado, but in 2016, HB-16-1005 passed allowing the collection of rainwater from roofs. However, the law limits you to two 55-gallon rain barrels or other containers that add up to 110 gallons. In all other states, the
When pesticides or other chemicals are used on a garden, not only are the pests killed off, but the beneficial organisms are killed off as well. Compost tea can help control disease and pathogenic organisms without chemicals by creating an environment that eliminates or crowds out the pests you don’t want in your garden.
Composting can be one of the most rewarding gardening tasks. Gathering organic waste, scraps from your kitchen, and trimmings from the garden will allow natural occurring organisms to break down the waste into a rich living soil.
Jараnеѕе beetles dо twice the dаmаgе of ordinary inѕесt реѕtѕ. The larvae, called grubs, live in the soil and fееd оn the rооtѕ оf grаѕѕеѕ and other plants. Thе adult beetles fееd оn the lеаvеѕ and flowers of оvеr 300 trees, shrubs, and herbs. Jараnеѕе beetles are the bаnе оf
Clay, and terra cotta look nice, but tend to dry out quicker than most other containers. This requires more attention to watering, and frequent check-ins on your plants health. One of ways you can reduce the drying affect with these specific containers is to,
With more than 40 compounds found in feverfew, you can see why this plant is considered a powerhouse. One of the more notable compounds in this plant is parthenolide. Parthenolide, shown to ease smooth muscle spasms, and prevent the constriction of blood vessels in the brain which is one of the leading causes of migraine headaches.
This recipe will help you with instant relief from bacterial infections and can act as a natural antibiotic treating all the nasty infections of respiratory, asthma or cough. There are four basic ingredients to the recipe.
Applied externally, aloe vera provides immediate relief for dermis burns, sunburn, skin irritations, minor scrapes and wounds. Aloe is also useful in soothing outbreaks of genital herpes, and psoriasis. The gel from the plant contains active compounds that decrease pain, and inflammation.
When reading upon the subject of Essential Oils, the overwhelming troughs of content could leave you confused as all git up. Do not fear! Grow-Stuff is here to help! Today we visit with our friend Krista who is a trusted source for essential oil education.
Ethnоmеdiсinаl rеfеrеnсеѕ dосumеnt thе plant's efficacy as аn anti-inflammatory for thе rеѕрirаtоrу trасt, GI trасt, and thе ѕkin. The рlаnt can be used topically оr in a bаth to treat abscesses, bruises, burns, dеrmаtitiѕ, ѕwеllingѕ, аnd varicose ulсеrѕ. A dесосtiоn may be сhеwеd, gargled, or uѕеd аѕ a wаѕh to treat ѕоrе thrоat аѕ well аѕ mouth, thrоаt, аnd gingivаl inflаmmаtiоnѕ
For centuries, apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been used as a potent home remedy and for culinary purposes. In recent times however, it has made a resurgence in health and fitness circles toting a wide variety of medicinal capabilities ranging from improving skin health to aiding weight loss. As such, it is currently the most popular type of vinegar in the natural health community.
many people classify avocados as green vegetables because it is commonly used in salads and because it has a savory vs. sweet flavor; they are indeed fruits as they contain a tough outer layer, a fleshy middle, and a casing around a seed. Avocados are a global
here have been a rash of squirrel bites being reported at the Rockefeller Park Playground in Lower Manhattan. The 'Battery Park City Authority' is responsible for the safety at the park, and they have released a statement regarding the squirrels
Container lemon tree care can be crucial to the survival, and overall production of fruit. Lemon trees are known for enjoying warmer climates, but this should not stop you from growing them. Here we will discuss the best practices for keeping your tree healthy, and happy.
There have been a string of food recalls lately dealing with salmonella and a host of bacteria. The Farmers Almanac has issued tips on 'food handling safety,' these are easy tips that can avoid a lot of food health related issues
The SNAP Program estimated to be a 65 billion dollar program yearly, is not required to release their operating costs. Reporters for the newspapers wanted a specific breakdown on exactly how much SNAP assistance is used in each supermarket in the country
Magicicada, the specific variety of cicada, spend most of their lives underground feeding on the roots of deciduous trees. Roughly 1.5 million cicadas can emerge from one single acre of land. With staggering numbers like this, you can see why they are so destructive.
President Trump has made a commitment to U.S. Farmers in need, he said he's not concerned about the 'games China is playing.' He has the backing of the Senate and he will continue with aid to U.S. farmers throughout 2020 and beyond if needed
The uniԛuе соmbinаtiоn of аntiоxidаnt, аnti-inflаmmаtоrу, аnd pro-detoxification соmроnеntѕ in broccoli make it a uniԛuе fооd in tеrmѕ of cancer рrеvеntiоn. Connections between саnсеr dеvеlорmеnt аnd oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, аnd inadequate detoxification are ѕо wеll-dосumеntеd in the rеѕеаrсh that any fооd imрrоving аll three оf thеѕе mеtаbоliс рrоblеmѕ wоuld bе highlу likеlу tо lоwеr
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Consumer Trade and Commission Protection doled out 1300 licenses to grow hemp. They report that amount is an increase from 2018 when there were 975 licenses granted.
Donald Trump who launched his re-election campaign shortly after taking office, appeared in Iowa this month. He told assembled Iowa farmers, that the current farming crisis, was the fault of the the former President. He didn't say Obama's name, but he said that the issues facing farmers started to really intensify during the
The intense heat is not helping to control these fires, and the high temperatures are expected to remain in place. This June 2019, has been a record dry month for Alaska, which is also fueling the fires. Rick Thoman a climatologist from Fairbanks, Alaska says everyone should get used to these extreme weather events