Your source for research based information for the farm, garden, and home. These mini-trainings will give you timely information on topics ranging from soil health to integrated pest management. We discuss risk management for your business, your personal safety, and for the health of your farm or garden, bringing extension education to your pocket.
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Recorded in Wheeling, WV by County Agents of the Upper Ohio River Valley Region: Karen Cox of WVU Extension and Dan Lima of OSU Extension. If you would like a written transcript of this show, please email email@example.com or call 304-234-3673.
Programs and activities offered by the West Virginia University and Ohio State University Extension Services are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status.
Being thankful for our Soil Dwelling Friends
While our area's plants are going into dormancy, and animals are seeking warmer places to spend the winter, our soils are still quite busy places. Microbes may slow down in lower temperatures but healthy soil is never completely still. Today we talk about how the littlest things are the ones we should be most thankful for. Please let us know what you think! https://bit.ly/ExtensionCallingEvaluation
What you don't know CAN hurt you
Pesticides are an important tool in the home and on the farm. It is important to know the signal words like caution, warning, and danger. Let us help you translate the label so you can protect yourself and your loved ones, and follow the law while you're at it.
Important Questions for Starting or Expanding a Farm Enterprise
When starting a new business there are an overwhelming number of questions to answer. When starting a new farm enterprise there are even more. "Think about the different available markets and consider what your end product will be." While our conversation focuses on livestock systems, these important questions should be asked no matter what your operation.
Hunting Safety and Wildlife Management with Dr. Sheldon Owen
It is hunting season, and a "great time to get out there and enjoy the outdoors," according to Dr. Sheldon Owen, WVU Extension's Wildlife Specialist. He joins us to help review safety tips like letting someone know where you plan to be and when you plan to return. We'll also discuss how to improve habitat for all kinds of wildlife and where to look for assistance.
Fall Garden Clean Up
Fall may feel like a time of ending but it is really a time of renewal. Plants are preparing for winter, help them out by mulching. As for your vegetable gardens be sure to remove diseased materials. Tune in to learn what you should be leaving behind.
Many landowners lease their lands to allow hunting. Whether you are inviting people to your woodlands to hunt deer or mushrooms, there are a few essential things you should include in your lease to protect you, your guests, and your property. Always have leases reviewed by an attorney - this show is solely for education and should not be considered legal advice.