We float down the river, no need to paddle for stretches at a time as our kayaks are carried along by the gentle current. Tiny sandpipers skim across the water while kingfishers chatter, swoop and dive. Occasionally, a bald eagle glides overhead. This is the mighty Miramichi in its tranquil stage. Just an hour later, after the day heats up and the cicadas start to sing, we hear rushing water.
Young farmers are a rare and precious commodity on PEI, as in the rest of Canada. So when Jeff and Carey Wood moved to the Island to start a family farm, they were welcomed with open arms. Twelve years ago, the Woods joined a Community-Shared Agriculture (CSA) program near their Ontario home. They had a ‘working share’—a lower-priced plan for a weekly supply of vegetables which required helping on the farm.
The cost of controlling weeds is often measured in terms of the direct expenses related to killing the weeds. This includes the cost of herbicides, fuel for cultivation, or the expense of labour for hoeing or hand weeding. Scientists at Cornell University suggest that there may be greater costs including loss of crop yield and quality due to pest damage. They recommend that farmers look at the big picture when considering how to manage weeds.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".