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Water Softening (Ion Exchange) (WQ1031 (Revised)

This publication explains how softeners work, what to ask when purchasing a softener and the health and aesthetic benefits and or detriments.

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Chain Saw Safety: No Tricks (AE1025 Revised)

Become familiar with the recommended safe operational procedures before attempting to work with a chain saw. A safe way to prepare is to read the operator’s manual and obtain training from someone who is experienced with chain saws.

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Boiling Water-bath Canner

Questions and Answers About Using a Boiling Water-bath Canner - FN1425

Water-bath canning is a method of preserving high-acid foods. Fresh foods contain a high percentage of water, which makes them very perishable. High-acid foods can be preserved safely when they reach temperatures provided by a boiling water-bath canner. To kill harmful molds, yeasts and some bacteria, processing using the boiling water-bath method ensures the safety of preserved produce. However, this method does not provide high enough temperatures to destroy botulinum spores in low-acid foods such as vegetables.

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