The pasture management techniques outlined below can be used to help you maintain healthy, productive pastures for your horses.
The important arthropod pests of horses are flies, gnats, mosquitoes, bots, lice, ticks, mites and blister beetles.
Shale development is often thought of as well pads and pipelines. One important aspect of getting natural gas from well pad to market is compressor stations. The Marcellus Education Team has a new publication that discusses compressor stations.
The Tree Fruit Production website has been upgraded for the new growing season and we hope you'll find many of the new features useful. You can more easily access seasonal monitoring data, and pest management and plant growth regulator recommendation tables have been added.
Carolee Bull will become head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, effective Sept. 1. Bull currently is a research plant pathologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service at its Crop Improvement and Protection Research Station in Salinas, California.
All the sites that we monitor for utilizing the carbohydrate model have finally reported reaching green tip as of early this week. The map shows their locations around the state and they are listed in the table in this article.
May is the battleground month for disease management: growers need to be on alert for apple scab, fire blight, powdery mildew, rust, cherry leaf spot, brown rot, and bacterial spot infection conditions. Disease infection periods are now being posted for regions in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
At the petal fall timing on pears, all stages of pear psylla - eggs, nymphs, and adults - are usually present on infested trees. Petal fall control options are presented in this article.
As colder weather influences the general development of insect pests, the low temperatures this spring are influencing moth activities and pushing this year’s biofixes (first sustained flight of moths) to the latest dates on record. It cannot be overstated how important it is to aggressively monitor all insect pests in each orchard, especially with the additional pressure coming from brown marmorated stink bug.
Project addresses barriers to using biodegradable plastic mulches.
A cold front has dipped into the Mid-Atlantic resulting in below average temperatures for the majority of the week. Growers are on high alert with the majority of Pennsylvania under a freeze watch advisory.
Frost, “killing frost,” freeze warnings, a “killing freeze” - what is the difference? In casual conversation the terms frost and freeze are often interchangeable but there is a very real difference. Frost and freeze are two distinct phenomena. These terms take on significance when they are associated with the growing season for home gardeners.
Farm Energy Training Modules Posted Online, Videos Soon to be Available
How managing low-use wood for bioenergy can incentivize sustainable forest management.
Part 1 - Light Sources. Discussion on choosing the best light source for you by reviewing typical lamp types and performance.
Dr. Cassandra Swett started at University of Maryland, College Park as the new grape and small fruit pathologist in May 2014, with a split research and extension appointment. Her primary functions are to develop basic and applied information that improves management of grape and small fruit diseases, provide a resource to extension specialists and educators, and communicate information on disease management to producers.
An intriguing bioenergy possibility for East Africa. This article comes from Mike Jacobson, who is on sabbatical in Kenya studying bioenergy opportunities. One of the things he has come across is an interesting oil tree known as “Croton”.
Whether it's your farm business or a community organization, if you're looking to lead you have to be able to communicate.
Real time disease updates are now available for berry growers. "Follow" on line or via your smart phone!
Open cows that aren't cycling normally can hamper successful reproduction. This article, the first in a series on cyclicity, defines the terms anovulation and anestrous. Though similarly problematic, the causes and potential corrective actions for anovulation or anestrous conditions in a dairy cow are different.