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4/3/17 | 9:53 AM
The best time for pruning evergreen trees is early spring through mid-April, although you can remove dead, diseased, or broken branches anytime. A couple of factors on whether or not to prune an evergreen tree is where it’s at in the landscape, such as if it’s close to a building or... listen now
4/3/17 | 1:39 AM
Broody hens will sit on eggs no matter what in their quest to become mothers. Sometimes you have a hen that won’t sit on her eggs and if you can’t do anything to encourage her, you'll need an incubator to hatch them. Morgan Farnell is a poultry specialist at Texas Agrilife... listen now
3/27/17 | 1:19 PM
You don’t need a lot of acres to make money growing things. In fact, with some elbow grease and determination, you can make $43,560 on one-acre of land. That’s one-dollar-per-square-foot.   William Crutchfield is the director of the Small Farm Outreach Program at Virginia... listen now
3/27/17 | 1:09 PM
Backyard chickens are a natural curiosity, especially in urban areas. Chicken clubs in many cities are hosting tours where people can visit several chicken coops in a day and learn all about them. Visitors can drive, walk, even ride their bicycles on a mapped out tour-de-coop. Andy Schneider is... listen now
3/27/17 | 12:56 PM
Too much surface water, very little vegetation, manure, and lots of hoof traffic. This is a recipe for a muddy pasture. It’s a pain for owners, unsightly for the farm, and it’s no picnic for the animals, either. Melissa Fery is an Extension small farms assistant professor with Oregon... listen now
3/27/17 | 12:44 PM
In 2010, Sara Pearson and a few of her girlfriends put up a high tunnel on her family’s farm in Wesley, Iowa. She planted vegetables and enjoyed the benefits of an extended planting and harvesting season. Unfortunately, the high tunnel came down four-years later when high winds tore the... listen now
3/27/17 | 12:39 PM
If a chicken, duck, or other backyard poultry is favoring a wing, it might be broken. Jacquie Jacob is a poultry Extension project manager at the University of Kentucky. She says the bone structure in a bird’s wing is very similar to human arms. The humerus is the large bone that starts... listen now
3/27/17 | 1:38 AM
Whether you're raising a small herd of cattle to sell or to use as beef for your table, it's important the animals grow at an economical rate. Dan Loy is an extension beef specialist at Iowa State University. He says if cattle aren't gaining weight, they're not adding value. Feed... listen now
3/20/17 | 10:32 AM
Every year I get itchy to plant something long before it’s warm enough outside to do so. I have a fixture with a couple of fluorescent bulbs set up in my house for seed starting and to grow some salad greens. Ward Upham is an Extension horticulturist at Kansas State University. He says... listen now
3/20/17 | 10:25 AM
Wooly sheep happily grazing on lush pasture often seem the picture of health. But, forages alone don’t provide all the nutrition that sheep need for optimum health. There are specific nutrient requirements for sheep in various stages of productivity, and some trace minerals have to be... listen now


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