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Composting reduces trash, provides organic matter

June 2, 2010 According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), generation of municipal solid waste in this country, in 2008, was 249.6 million tons. That’s the equivalent of about 4. more »»

Impact of extreme weather on landscape, trees

May 19, 2010 This spring’s unseasonably warm weather (temperatures peaked out at near 90 degrees F in some locations in April) encouraged many trees and shrubs to leaf out one, two, even three weeks earlier than... more »»

Will late blight be a problem again in 2010?

May 5, 2010 Last year was a sad year for tomato growers. more »»

Stalking the wild leek

April 21, 2010 "We remember all the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic that we wanted. more »»

The Christmas plant — poinsettia

December 16, 2009 Poinsettias are far and away the most popular potted flowering or foliage plant of the Christmas season. In fact, poinsettias are the single most valuable flowering plant crop grown in the U.. more »»

State burn bans will reduce health risks, wildfires

October 21, 2009 On Oct. 14, a statewide ban on burning trash went into effect in New York. The ban makes it illegal to use a burn barrel or open pits as a means for incinerating tras. more »»

40th annual 4-H Conservation Field Days

October 7, 2009 This year, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County (CCE) offered its 40th annual Conservation Field Day events: full days of free educational opportunities for area yout. more »»

Burn wood safely and efficiently this winter

September 9, 2009 Hard to believe that it’s mid-September already. more »»

Light blight found on tomato transplants

July 1, 2009 Recently, alerts have been circulating among Extension educators across all over the Northeas. more »»

Slugs in the garden

June 17, 2009 This rainy, spring weather and the cool temperatures we’ve been experiencing have slowed garden growth across the entire region; perfect conditions for thriving slug populations. more »»

Support your local farmers’ market

June 3, 2009 If you’re looking for ways to shop local, eat fresh and stretch your food dollars, look no further than your local Farmers’ Marke. more »»

Enjoy the trails — Safely

May 20, 2009 Whether you’re looking for a short hike to a hidden pond for an afternoon picnic, searching for a panoramic mountain vista at the end of a picturesque hiking trail or seeking the sanctuary of... more »»

Gardening with children

May 6, 2009 Are you looking for healthy recreational activities that you can share and enjoy with your children? How about introducing them to the joys of gardening? Gardening with your children can be ... more »»

Safe chainsaw operation

April 22, 2009 Chainsaws were once tools used only by professional lumberjacks. But today, they are widely used by farmers and homeowners, as well. They sure are useful. more »»

Proper septic system use and maintenance

April 8, 2009 The importance of properly using and maintaining your home septic system cannot be overstated. more »»

Maple syrup season has arrived

March 11, 2009 This is the time of year when most of us, having endured the arduousness of a long, cold winter, look ahead with enthusiasm and anticipation to the coming of spring. more »»

Start your garden early — indoors

February 25, 2009 Here in northern New York, it is not uncommon for the last frost of the season to come as late as the beginning or even middle of Jun. more »»

Fleas in winter?

February 11, 2009 It’s just a matter of time until I receive panicked calls about a sighting of scores of little black specks jumping around on the snow in people’s yard. more »»

Vegetable gardening: The planning starts now

January 28, 2009 This month has been one to remember. more »»

A gathering of crows

January 14, 2009 “Birds of a feather.” I can still remember my Aunt Blanche using the term as an expression of displeasure and perhaps concern about the company I was keepin. more »»



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