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Are there any home remedies that will kill fire ants?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: January 31, 2018

Home > How to Kill Fire Ants > Home RemediesMany fire ant home remedies have been proposed and used. However, many fire ant products on the market are as...

Where can I buy Pseudacteon phorid flies (decapitating flies) to release in my yard?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: February 22, 2017

These natural enemies of fire ants are not commercially available.  You will not need to purchase them because the natural enemies are expected to spread on...

Johne's Disease

Johne's (YO-neez) disease is a chronic wasting disease of ruminants caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. This bacterium...

What fire ant control measure can I use in my vegetable garden?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 19, 2016

Various fire ant control products are labeled for use in the vegetable garden. Only a few bait products are currently approved for use in the home vegetable...

What is the difference between power and authority in an organization?

Entrepreneurs & Their Communities Updated: October 06, 2015

Power and authority are separate but related concepts. A manager in an organization has authority if he or she has the right to direct the activities of...

Will a hard winter kill fire ants?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 01, 2015

Fire ants can't survive for prolonged periods in conditions that freeze soil as deep as they are nesting. In the Deep South, it is unlikely that low winter...

Are fire ant baits toxic to humans and pets?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 01, 2015

Fire ant bait materials have a variety of active ingredients with varying toxicity levels. Because such a small amount of active ingredient is in the bait,...

Balancing Competing Commitments Worksheets

Women in Agriculture Updated: September 11, 2015

Worksheet - Managing Your Time.pdfCultivate Some Good Work Habits Card.pdf Here are two worksheets shared during the "Balancing Competing Commitments"...

Balancing Competing Commitments Presentation Slides

Women in Agriculture Updated: September 11, 2015

Balancing Commitments 2015.pdf Here are the slides from the March 17, 2015 "Balancing Competing Commitments" webinar presented by the eXtension Women in Ag...

What types of advertising media are best for my business?

Entrepreneurs & Their Communities Updated: September 04, 2015

The best type(s) of advertising for your business depends on geographic area, target customer demographics, the product(s) and/or services being sold, and...

Insect Management in Apple Trees and Fruit

Apples Updated: June 16, 2014


Will fungi (mushrooms) kill fire ants?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 03, 2014

Several kinds of fungi have been tested with varying degrees of success to help control fire ants:There have been some promising results from research...

Care of Goats in Severe Winter Weather

Goats Updated: January 29, 2014

Management of mature goats may change only slightly in colder weather compared to routine management throughout the rest of the year. Nothing takes the place...

The 2009 National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Goat Report

Goats Updated: September 30, 2013

The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) program unit of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) conducts periodic...

Build a Dream Team: Take Your Business to the Next Level

Entrepreneurs & Their Communities Updated: August 05, 2013

My friend Grace and I were having lunch when a group of people took the table next to us. It became clear after a couple minutes that they were coworkers in...

Eucalyptus as a Short-Rotation Woody Crop

Wood Energy Updated: July 31, 2013

by Michael Blazier, Eric Taylor, and Gordon Holley - article as appeared in Tree Farmer magazine

Soil Characteristics and Tree Planting

Soil conditions are among the most critical site considerations for tree growth and survival. The Urban Soils Module describes how to identify and test soil...

How can I tell which hens are laying and which are not?

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: November 07, 2012

There are several physical signs that indicate whether a hen is productive.Figure 1. Comparison of the comb and wattles of a productive (left) and...

Can chickens survive eating only grass?

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: October 17, 2012

Chickens cannot survive for very long eating only grass. Chickens are not able to digest grass because, unlike cows, they do not have the necessary...

Is there a way to de-crow a rooster?

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: October 17, 2012

There is no safe way to de-crow roosters. Years ago a few veterinarians used to de-crow roosters with a surgical procedure, but since the "voice box" of...

What are the reasons for prolapse in layers and treatments and prevention?

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: October 16, 2012

When a hen lays an egg, the lower part of the hen's reproductive tract (oviduct) is turned inside out along with the egg. This allows the hen to lay an egg...

What breed of chicken should I raise for meat production?

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: September 28, 2012

If you wish to raise chickens for meat production, consider raising the fast-growing broiler breed Cornish cross. This breed was developed by crossing the...

How many eggs does a chicken lay per year?

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: September 27, 2012

The number of eggs a chicken lays per year depends on the chicken's breed, the nutrition it is provided, and the management of its flock. A hen in a...

How many acres does it take to run a beef cow?

Beef Cattle Updated: August 07, 2012

The best way to calculate the answer is to use AUM (Animal Unit Month) calculations. What that will be is estimate the amount of forage the cow will eat in a...

Is irrigating the landscape always a good idea for defensible space?

It depends on the types of plants. Generally, irrigating helps plants stay green and moist and less likely to burn. In arid environments, irrigation is...

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