In a long-term field study, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Virginia Tech scientists have found that changes in geochemistry from the natural breakdown of petroleum hydrocarbons underground can promote the chemical release (mobilization) of naturally occurring arsenic into groundwater. This geochemical change can result in potentially significant arsenic groundwater contamination.
Researchers know that adding natural buffers to the farm landscape can stop soil from vanishing. Now a scientist has found that more buffers are better, both for pleasing the eye and slowing erosion.
Pennsylvania has over three million rural residents who use a private water supply (well, spring or cistern) yet it is one of only two states that do not provide statewide standards for the construction, location or maintenance of these water supplies. As a result, each private water supply owner in Pennsylvania must become educated on best management practices for their water supply.
Research on methane emissions from the Marcellus, Haynesville and Fayetteville shale regions look at loss rates from production operations
In the last few years, as the federal government has tightened safety regulations across the food supply chain to prevent foodborne illness, the role Penn State Extension plays in educating growers and processors to comply with new prevention-based controls has become critical.
Seed catalogs used to arrive during the long gray days of January, their glossy pictures promising gorgeous blooms and bigger and better vegetables.
Spring is coming. Longer days will soon mean warmer temperatures and for pancake lovers everywhere this means maple syrup!
The winter weather is starting to weigh upon me. In fact, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow earlier this month which tells us that we are in for six more weeks of winter.
Parrotia persica, also known as Persian ironwood, is native to a relatively small region of northern Iran and Azerbaijan, near the southern edge of the Caspian Sea.
The Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a series of four webinars on March 10, 11 on the implementation of new stream buffer requirements as a result of Act 162.
Keep PA Beautiful Tuesday announced registration is now open for the 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA which runs from March 1 to May 31.
The Penn State Water Resources Team is offering Home Water and Septic Workshops across the state during 2015. The two hour class covers private water supplies and how they should be maintained, tested, and treated. Best management practices for homeowners to use to protect and maintain on-lot septic systems are also discussed.
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Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as the top club in the country at the 2015 International Poultry and Processing Exposition in Atlanta; Hannah Misner was second in member of the year competition.
Most modern African violets (Saintpaulia spp.) bloom throughout the year without much effort on the grower’s part. However, there are a number of cultural issues that discourage them from blooming.
Proper calibration is a must to make sure pesticide applications get to the target at the proper rate. The Penn State Pesticide Education Program uses calibration units that enable us to collect the output from each nozzle.
How can municipal budgets be used to advance implementation of a municipal comprehensive plan? A Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension aimed at answering that question, and others.
Many people like Norway maple, but it has some characteristics that make it problematic for forest landowners.
One landowner's experience with regeneration cuts to revitalize stands of mature aspen.
A new publication is available from the US Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, titled "White-tailed deer in northeastern forests: understanding and assessing impacts."