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You can help support
Wildstar Farm by buying Manure!
Yes this is a serious offer. It is important to us in two ways. First, we do have manure and it is great garden fertilizer. Every little bit that gets used for a good purpose makes us happy. Second, special Massachusetts agricultural rules apply to farms that have gross agricultural sales of at least $500. This gross income must come from agricultural products produced on the Farm. Manure sales are a very real component of this agricultural income for us. A total of of 25 Manure co-op members will satisfy this important requirement!
There are 44 manure members.
A number of different insect control methods are available. Wildstar Farm will experiment with some of these methods and choose the ones that are observed to be most effective.
Fish Provides a discussion of how to use fish to control
mosquitos in drinking troughs.
Pathogen_2162009.doc Treatise on horse borne illness (actually lack thereof) and the lack of issues with regard to manure on trails.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis is a viral disease that can affect humans, horses, and birds. The disease is named 'Equine' because it can be fatal to horses not because they are sources of the disease. According to the CDC contact with infected horses does not pose a risk of contracting EEE to humans, other animals, or insects. Horses are considered “dead-end” hosts for the virus; that is, the amount of EEE that accumulates in the equine bloodstream is insufficient to infect humans, other animals, or mosquitoes. As such, EEE is transmitted to humans only through mosquitos, which collect the virus from birds. There are approximately five cases of human EEE infection per year in the U.S. (SOURCE: Eastern Equine Encephalitis Fact Sheet, Departmen of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/Arbor/eeefact.htm).
To be considered a farm under Massachusetts law you must have at least $500 in gross income from products produced on the land.
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