Recent Blog Posts

  • Rain or Shine: Always Be Prepared

    August 1, 2011
    Farmers are accustomed to dealing with summer droughts that affect plant growth, but even plentiful rain can provide challenges and opportunities for action plans.
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  • Preventing Rose Diseases

    July 15, 2011
    It's no surprise that roses are among the most popular ornamental garden plants: they're beautiful, fragrant, and easy to grow in most climates.
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  • Alleviating Heat Stress In Chickens

    July 1, 2011
    Poultry are prone to heat stress during periods of high temperatures and humidity. While chickens do acclimate to heat over time, sudden heat waves can cause trouble. Managing the effects of heat stress is challenging, but necessary for poultry producers.
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  • Maintaining a Vegetable Garden

    June 1, 2011
    Healthy, vigorous vegetable plants produce the most flavorful and bountiful harvests. Give your garden plants the moisture and nutrients they need, and keep them weeded and harvested for tasty and nutritious crops.
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  • Fleas and Your Cat

    June 1, 2011
    If you own a cat, you may experience a flea problem at some point. But what you don't know about fleas could harm you and your pet. Get the facts and keep your pet and home safe.
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  • Caring for Your Dog’s Coat

    May 15, 2011
    Coat care basics include brushing, bathing, regular inspections and a healthy diet.
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  • Feeding the Foal for a Successful Weaning

    May 2, 2011
    There are two areas to concentrate on in order to have a successful nutrition program for a weanling foal and insure a vigorous and healthy first year of life for your new horse. These two areas are creep feeding of the nursing foal and a proper feeding program for the weanling foal.
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  • Lawn Maintenance

    May 2, 2011
    There are several key factors involved in maintaining a healthy, beautiful lawn. Every lawn has three basic needs.
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  • Agway Lawn Care Checklist

    April 15, 2011
    Not sure what you need to have a beautiful green lawn? Agway now offers a Lawn Care Checklist. No more forgetting to pick up one item or another. It's one stop shopping with this convenient checker. Click here for the rest of the article: Agway Lawn Care Checklist
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  • Tips for Effective Crabgrass Control

    April 1, 2011
    A dense healthy lawn is the best defense against crabgrass and other troublesome weeds. In gardens, mulch often prevents crabgrass problems.
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  • Agway Grass Seed & Lawn Guide

    March 10, 2011
    The Agway Grass Seed & Lawn Guide leads you through every step of lawn maintenance so that you can have the lawn of your dreams.
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  • Keep your pets warm this winter

    February 22, 2011
    Cold-weather tips for pet ownersBecause our furry friends rely on their owners for safety and comfort—particularly in the winter—dog and cat owners have a heightened responsibility to take precautions to protect their pets during the colder months.
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  • Gardening Tips for February

    February 1, 2011
    Just because the majority of perennials and trees are dormant this month doesn't mean you need to ignore your garden. Dormancy actually helps with some of the opportunities for projects this month. Much can be done to enhance your garden during the growing season if preparations are made now.
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  • How to identify and treat frostbite in dogs

    December 7, 2010
    You might think that because your dog is covered in a fur coat from head to foot that it will be protected against frostbite. However, you would be wrong.
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  • Caring for Your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

    December 7, 2010
    The key to having a safe Christmas tree is to choose one that is fresh and has been properly stored, then keep it that way. Fresh Christmas trees that are kept watered will not combust easily.
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  • Get Ready for Winter

    November 22, 2010
    Winter is in the air. Be sure you are prepared, proactive, cautious and thorough. Winter is the perfect time to inspect the underlying structure of the garden and make any necessary changes to enhance its appeal.
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  • Winter Bird Feeding

    November 22, 2010
    1. Place feeders near cover such as dense evergreens to provide birds cover from storms and escape from predators.2. Feed black oil sunflower, or mixes that contain a high proportion of black oil sunflower. Black oil sunflower is an energy rich food that has a high fat and protein content.
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