Montana State University Pesticide Education Specialist Reeves Petroff wrote an interesting article regarding water effects on pesticide performance.
Complete a short, anonymous survey to provide your comments about the proposed changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard.
Recently I’ve been given the opportunity to serve as Chair of our local domestic violence center’s board of directors. It’s a challenging position and I am thankful to have the pleasure of working with competent, dedicated board and staff members. As a result I’m learning to depend more on others and will discontinue my use of the old saying, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” These days I’m all about committee work.
A free resource describing numerous no-cost or low-cost health care options available to Pennsylvania residents has been updated and published by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health and Penn State Extension.
When it comes to the Marcellus Shale and natural gas, there is a lot of discussion about the production figures coming out of the Commonwealth. But what does all this production mean to Pennsylvania and the United States?
With the cold winter last season, we are expecting a higher than normal winter mortality, and hopefully a later than usual emergence of spotted wing drosophila. At this time, we do not believe cherries are at risk and that we probably have at least another week before the first flies will be caught.
Artemisia (family Asteraceae) is a large genus including over 300 different species. It was chosen to be the "2014 Herb of the Year" by The International Herb Association.
Care for yourself and valued employees during times of potential heat stress. Personal safety and a job well-done are important considerations.
Due to the wide diversity of genus and species among cut flowers, managing weeds often requires different approaches depending on the specific weed, specific flower or woody stem, time of year and level of weed infestation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has sent orders to 85 municipalities in north central and northeast Pennsylvania requiring improvements to their programs for managing stormwater.
Do you ever think about water when you buy a gallon of milk at the store? Perhaps you should!
Insects are out in full force. Make sure you are scouting for Colorado Potato beetles in potatoes and eggplant and cucumber beetles in cumbers and squash.
As we move into hotter weather, cattle managers need to be thinking about heat stress in their stock and how it can be mitigated. It is better to do some planning ahead of time rather than reacting after a heat wave starts.
Join WAgN and Terri Fetterolf of Dundee Sheep Farm in Sewickley, PA on July 15 10am - 4pm. Dundee Sheep Farm is adding diversity to their farm by allowing additional enterprises to utilize unused acreage on her farm. Terri will describe her partnerships with various other farmers and enterprises.
Do you want to diversify your business? Are you interested in cut flowers? Please join Penn State Extension on August 12, 2014, 3 pm – 6 pm for the New Grower Cut Flower School at Lilies and Lavender farm in Doylestown, PA.
Get out and scout your potato and tomato fields now if you haven't already been doing so! Late blight has been confirmed on potato in Cambria Co. and on both tomato and potato in adjacent fields in Lancaster Co. Samples have been submitted for genotyping.
With the arrival of summer comes the activity of pollinators -- birds, bees, butterflies and more -- which are threatened by habitat loss, pesticides, pollution and climate change. To help them, the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research, the Penn State Master Gardener Program and The Arboretum at Penn State are partnering to create a large network of public and private pollinator gardens throughout central Pennsylvania.
Equine Farm Safety Training: Improving Safety For Youth Working on Horse Farms. Expand your knowledge of horse safety practices by taking this free online course!
Twin Springs Fruit Farm is a 75 acre farm in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania that was started in the 1970s. Tom Childs, who operates the greenhouses, gave us a tour on June 24th, 2014.