Part 2 in the Penn State Extension renewable and alternateive enregy series on high performance homes.
Penn State Extension has planned nine educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this winter. The regional meetings are being held all across the state. A statewide "Pruning by the Numbers," demo is also scheduled.
Penn State Extension and NEWBio Consortium keep you up to date on bioenergy and bioproducts opportunities.
Penn State Extension Working to Develop New Opportunities for Biomass Markets in Pennsylvania and Beyond
The dirt and gravel roads that run through your forest play an important role in the management of your woodlands. A well-maintained road provides safe access for fire control, recreation, timber harvesting, and other forest management activities. However, poorly constructed and maintained access roads often cause severe soil erosion and sedimentation into streams.
Drought in Sao Paulo. Flooding in the Himalayas. And pollution in Sumatra. These three distinct water crises have a common cause—degradation in forests.
Study finds bladder cancer risk was associated with water intake among participants with a history of private domestic well use. The trend was significant for participants who used shallow dug wells exclusively—a well type that typically has low arsenic concentrations but may have had higher concentrations historically.
A recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide indicates that groundwater in 25 States and the District of Columbia has a high potential for being naturally corrosive. The States with the largest percentage of wells with potentially corrosive groundwater are located primarily in the Northeast, the Southeast, and the Northwest
The SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative Inc. is offering an opportunity for companies in Pennsylvania and beyond to assist in preparing the Cooperative’s business plan and market analysis.
Bake up some holiday cheer with a little less guilt this holiday season.
Beech Leaf Disease joins the non-native beech scale and its associated beech bark disease (Nectria spp.) as another fatal blow to our native Fagus grandifolia.
I spent most of the summer writing a review paper on apple rootstocks and came across quite a bit of information that might be of interest to commercial fruit growers.
We visited with Ephraim Zook at his farm in Ephrata, PA. Ephraim has been farming vegetables on 60 acres since 2000.
How can that be, that the greatest gifts you give your children and families are free? Some favorite books on this topic share these gifts with you.
With an incubation period of one to four days, how do you know if you have the flu or just the common cold?
Knowing what kinds of aquatic plants may be growing in a pond is the first step to obtaining an ideal balance of plant life to meet the pond's intended use. This new Learn Now video looks at the four categories of pond plants, and some of the most common aquatic plants that are found in Pennsylvania.
The pastoral image of cows drinking from a stream has a hidden story. Pennsylvania has long been home to a robust agriculture industry, where cows, hay bales, and horse-drawn plows dot rolling hills of grasses and grain. For those acquainted with these scenic landscapes and the hard-working farmers who maintain them, the pastoral image of lazy dairy cows drinking from a trickling stream is a familiar one. To the untrained eye, it seems a natural ornament of bygone days.
Many Pennsylvania farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have voluntarily implemented, at their own expense, practices aimed at improving water quality, according to newly released survey research conducted by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
The National Lakes Assessment (NLA) is a statistical survey of the condition of our nation's lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. It is designed to provide information on the extent of lakes that support healthy biological condition and recreation, estimate how widespread major stressors are that impact lake quality, and provide insight into whether lakes nationwide are getting cleaner.
The risk of getting a food-borne illness can occur by tasting or sampling raw ingredients that require a cooking (heating) process. Avoid taste sampling the product during the preparation of the recipe in which raw ingredients are combined and the final product must be fully cooked.