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Attracting Hummingbirds One good way to enjoy the company of hummingbirds is planting a hummingbird garden. In addition to providing them a natural diet, a hummer garden is an excellent way to attract birds to your nearby feeder: since hummingbirds feed by sight on regularly-followed routes - called traplining - their inquisitive nature will quickly lead them to investigate any possible new source of food. A hummer garden is also a great way to capture the birds on film or video, and makes a much nicer backdrop for your photos than the typical plastic feeder. No Outdoor Space? Try Gutter Gardens : katyelliott.com Posted on | April 29, 2009 | 12 Comments I love this garden idea! Great for tip for urban living. Attach gutters to the back of a house/building or to a fence. Gutters are available in many different sizes which makes them ideal for fitting into a small space. Brilliant!
Does pasture-finished beef make the grade? (Research Brief #77) Posted October 2008 Printer-friendly version (PDF) Finishing beef animals on pasture can potentially reduce the overhead costs of facilities and equipment compared to confinement finishing. Researchers at UW-Madison set out to learn if beef animals finished on pasture can make the Select and Choice quality grades for conventional meat markets. The researchers—Jeff Lehmkuhler from Animal Sciences and Dan Undersander from Agronomy—investigated the performance of steers on pasture with and without supplements. The researchers compared crossbred beef steers typical of Wisconsin beef farms to crossbred Normande steers. U.S. Department of Agriculture Agencies and Offices A list of all Agencies and Offices within USDA Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Commodity, credit, conservation, disaster, emergency assistance programs...
The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin In November 1, 2008, a man named Satoshi Nakamoto posted a research paper to an obscure cryptography listserv describing his design for a new digital currency that he called bitcoin. None of the list’s veterans had heard of him, and what little information could be gleaned was murky and contradictory. In an online profile, he said he lived in Japan. His email address was from a free German service. Google searches for his name turned up no relevant information; it was clearly a pseudonym. But while Nakamoto himself may have been a puzzle, his creation cracked a problem that had stumped cryptographers for decades.
anderson + grant: Creating a Summer Flower Display I wanted to create a tall flower display in a urn as you walk up onto the porch. The pot is in the sun all day long so I needed plants that could handle those conditions. Adding a variety of types of plants in different heights and textures makes for a pretty planting arrangement, whether in a pot or in the ground. I bought four types of flowers: a hanging geranium pot with three geraniums in itone Spike planttwo vinca vinesa plant labeled Strawberry Shortcake that had three plants mixed in it: bacopa, calibrachoa, (both of which I had never heard of) and verbena....it is a mixture of light pink, dark burgundy, and white flowers Let's start with my new gardening gloves...Aren't they great?
Agriculture and Food Safety America is the global leader in agriculture. The agricultural sector provides jobs for more than 21 million American workers, or 15% of the total U.S. workforce. Agriculture and agriculture-related industries contributed $776 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product in 2012, a 4.8-percent share. Corn Production University research and extension are critical in equipping producers and agronomists with the information they need to continue advancing corn production in Iowa. Incorporating new scientific findings and recommendations into today's agricultural systems must be our priority to consistently produce a high quality crop that is also economically feasible. Corn growth and development Crecimiento y desarrollo del maíz Lori J.
One Per Cent: Bitcoin value plummets as main exchange is hacked Jacob Aron, technology reporter Bitcoin freefall: the market plummets as large amounts of bitcoins are sold off at rock-bottom prices - bigger circles correspond to larger transactions (Image: Mt. Gox) Following reports of theft last week, the Bitcoin community suffered another major loss of confidence yesterday when its largest exchange, Mt. Gox, was compromised, causing Bitcoin's value to fall from around $17.5 to just a few cents. 3 Composting Techniques Everyone Should Know We all know by now that composting is important to the environment. It allows natural waste to return to the earth, while adding a nutrient rich material to our gardens. Here is a break down of the top 3 most common techniques for composting for the home gardener. Hot Composting – Open Bins Hot composting is the most intensive method, but also the fastest way to get finished compost. It involves building compost piles that have a balance of green material (nitrogen), oxygen, water and brown material.
Agriculture and Resources – California Chamber of Commerce California owes its emergence as one of the world’s major economic powers in part to the abundance of its natural resources. The future of the state’s economy depends upon a balanced and sensible approach to dealing with current and future water needs, the state’ resources and endangered species, while promoting the productivity and competitiveness of California’s agricultural and allied industries. Related Issue Pages:EnergyEnvironmentalWater Provide agricultural employers with a conduit for communicating with lawmakers and advocating environmentally sound development and use of agricultural and natural resources in a manner that provides optimum economic benefits while protecting property rights. Supported veto of bill to limit an employer’s due process rights to seek an appeal of an Agricultural Labor Relations Board order and require the employer to post a bond for the entire economic cost of the order (AB 561 of 2015). Prevented increased agricultural costs.