Joyce Sapp likes cucumbers, and she grew them this summer in her yard on Post Oak Road near Rockwood.
But she recently decided she’d had her fill for the summer. While getting rid of the vines, she found her biggest harvest of all — a green, curved cuke that measures 18 inches long if measured end to end inside the curve.
“I wasn’t trying to grow anything other than cucumbers,” she said of her late-summer find. “At any rate, it’s the biggest one I’ve ever seen.”
Vanderbilt researchers last week reported updated find-
ings regarding the benefits of behavior-focused therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder.
The review, conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center, updates a prior systematic review of interventions for children (up to age 12) with a focus on recent studies of behavioral interventions.
The enrollment deadline for the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Department of Agriculture emergency assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) has been extended to Aug. 15.
Originally, program sign-up was scheduled to end Aug. 1, said USDA Farm SErvice Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia.
The new deadline gives livestock, honeybee, and farm-raised fish producers who experienced losses because of disease, adverse weather, wildfires or colony collapse disorder between Oct. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2013, an additional two weeks to enroll in ELAP.