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3/6/17 | 10:20 AM
When you grow the same family of vegetables in the same location year-after-year, you’re inviting a host of problems that include bacteria, insects, and troublesome soil pathogens. Bob Polomski is an Extension horticulturist at Clemson University. He says solarization is a natural way of... listen now
3/6/17 | 10:15 AM
If you raise rabbits, put them out on pasture so they can have all the fresh greens they want. Keep them in a wire cage on the ground, and move it at least once a day. They’ll eat just about anything, but alfalfa is high in protein. Diane Schivera is an organic livestock specialist with... listen now
3/6/17 | 10:08 AM
If there’s one thing I refuse to eat, it’s a hot chili pepper. I don’t like food that feels like I’m chewing on molten lava. What makes a pepper painful is a substance called capsaicin. The heat is rated in what’s called Scoville units. Currently the hottest pepper... listen now
3/6/17 | 9:56 AM
Years ago my husband took a one-day blacksmithing class and made a triangle dinner bell. He did a great job, but told me I couldn’t use it to call him for supper. Garry Kalajian owns a blacksmithing business in New Hampshire and also teaches classes on the craft. He says there are a few... listen now
3/6/17 | 9:16 AM
As soon as they saw the little blue house, the pasture, the creek, and the barn, Carrie and Jerod Davis knew they found home. The young couple wanted away from the city where they spent the majority of their life indoors. Most importantly, Carrie wanted her five-year-old son Grayson to grow up... listen now
3/6/17 | 2:08 AM
If your pond doesn't have just the right pH level, fish are in trouble. pH is the measure of alkalinity or acidity. When the pH of the water is balanced, aquatic life and plants thrive.   Andy Goodwin with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says problems become noticeable when the water... listen now
3/6/17 | 12:44 AM
After a harsh winter with a lot of snow, our lawn is always pretty beat up. Iowa State University Extension Plant Pathologist Mark Gleason says grass packed down under heavy snow is a perfect place for mold to grow. It's an odd fungi attacks grass when it’s dormant. If you have snow... listen now
2/27/17 | 10:56 AM
Rotational grazing is raising livestock on a pasture that’s been divided into sections called paddocks. Animals are rotated between the subdivided areas to prevent overgrazing and let the pasture regrow. One of the issues, however, is how to deliver water to each paddock. Jake Overgaard is... listen now
2/27/17 | 10:48 AM
Sheep and goat producers who live in warm, humid conditions need to be aware of a blood-sucking parasite called the barber pole worm. It causes anemia, and in worst cases, even death.   David Fernandez is an Extension livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He says... listen now
2/27/17 | 10:32 AM
If you want apple trees but don’t have the space, grow them on a trellis. Ross Penhallegon is an Extension horticulturist emeritus with Oregon State University. He says if you don’t have a fence to attach them to, create a trellising system that is similar for growing grapes.... listen now


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