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How to start an Herb Garden - Why Grow Herbs? How to grow Herbs. Focus on Mint. (April 2016)
What can we do to save the Monarch Butterflies? - In 2014, monarch butterflies made headline news when the number of these butterflies hibernating in Mexico plunged to its lowest level. (April 2016)
Learning, Growing, Sharing; By inviting Butterflies - Educational presentation on the importance of creating butterfly friendly habitats. butterfly host and nectar plants will be identified along with the best planting location and care of plants. (January 2016)
Getting Great Starts: Vegetable Production- Educational presentation that focuses on the best systems for growing transplants in heated tunnels or greenhouses. (January 2016)
Weed Management in the South: If you can't Defeat Them, Eat Them - Educational presentation on how to control weeds in the Southern Region of the U.S. Also, this presentation focused on identification of eatable weeds and how to make use of them as foods. (January 2016)
Feed : Gain Ratios - Feed represents 75% or more of the total operating cost of rabbit production. Because of this, it is useful to know how much feed is used for each unit of marketable product whether that be Angora wool, fryers, pets, breeding or laboratory stock or other outputs.
Further Processing Rabbit Meat to Increase Profits- We know that rabbit meat is low in sodium, low in fat, easily digestible and all white meat. Based on that, we would expect a large, readily accessible market but that often is not the case. There are several factors that may be influencing the market.
Housing and feeding effects on the growth and nematode loads in kids under mixed-species grazing system - Haemonchus contortus or the "Barber Pole Worm” is considered to be the most important pathogen of goats and cattle in the tropical and subtropical environments.
Lexicography in Rabbitry- The rabbit industry is developing rapidly. There is little doubt that the recent upsurge of interest in rabbits as a commercial enterprise in the US and as a source of food both here and in developing countries will continue and the rabbit will become more highly utilized throughout the world.
Producing and Marketing Organic Produce-The production of organic vegetables and fruits is definitely an area that small farmers should consider. According to the Organic Trade Association (1998), the organic industry currently accounts for over $4.7 billion in annual sales and is growing at an annual rate of 24 percent.



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