Mr. Jack Frost comes silently upon your garden in the early morning hours, and when daylight comes, you see sad, browned foliage and drooping flowers. What do you do next?
As a homeowner with a sloping lot by Lake Meade, I have learned that the problem of rainwater runoff reaches beyond my own landscape all the way to the overall health of our regional waterways.
Most of your earliest spring garden color can come from bulbs. If you enjoy seeing active growth as early as March (and sometimes, even February), now is the time to plan and plant. Hopefully, any questions you have will be answered here.
V. nudum ‘Winterthur’ is well adapted to most of the mid-Atlantic region and southern US, and performs well in a variety of conditions.
Also known as Christmas Rose or Lenten Rose, these names give a hint as to when they bloom.
Growing tomato plants provide you with great tasting tomato treats throughout the season, but they also experience issues that give gardeners trouble or "woes".
Watching birds in the winter is enjoyable and fun to do. During dreary days, we can lift our spirits by watching the little creatures flitting around the feeders and seed heads of perennials, and in and out of evergreen trees and shrubs.
The spotted lanternfly has been discovered in Berks County and the damage it can do is overwhelming. This Asian native can impact the grape, fruit tree and logging industries. Over 70 species of trees alone are attacked by the lanternfly.
Many people will be heading to the mall this holiday season. Not only are there lots of gifts from which to choose, but also a variety of food and snacks. Be careful when making food selections and avoid overeating.
The Convention will be held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Over 2,100 fruit, vegetable, and berry growers and other industry persons from throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond are expected to attend. This year’s convention will again feature several pre-convention workshops, a farm market bus tour, and a trade show with over 160 exhibitors plus three full days of seven or more concurrent educational sessions. This year’s keynote speaker will be Russell Redding, Dean of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Delaware Valley College and former Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture.
Rick Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN, Senior Food Safety & Quality Extension Educator shares some seasonal cautions to keep us healthy during the holidays!
Rick Kralj, M.Ed., RD, LDN, Food Safety and Quality Extension Educator, looks at game from a food safety perspective and provides tips for safe handling of wild-harvested venison.
Dr. Bill Lamont shares his thoughts on the potential for extracting energy from waste agricultural plastics. The large consumer plastic waste stream is a potentially untapped fuel source and one that a waste management company could build a pretty good positive public relations campaign around.
While all children develop and grow at their own unique rate, some may experience developmental delays and need extra help and support. An awareness of early intervention (EI) is valuable for adults caring for children.
Last winter was a cold one throughout Pennsylvania. Countless poorly planted, stressed or marginally hardy (Leyland cypress I am looking at you!) trees and shrubs experienced severe winter injury.
We have been evaluating 'Niwot' primocane-fruiting black raspberry in tunnels since 2013, and preliminary findings have been promising.
The North American Strawberry Symposium, a meeting that takes place once every four years, will be held along with the annual meeting of the North American Strawberry Growers Association from February 3 to 6, 2015 in Ventura, California.
Normally, we've been updating the Mid-Atlantic Berry Guide every 2 to 3 years, and this time around, it's going to be 3 years between updates.
Lacebark pine, Pinus bungeana, is native to eastern and central China. It is commonly grown on the grounds of Buddhist temples. This attractive conifer has stiff, bright green needles in bundles of three.
The scope and effect of methane gas emissions related to shale gas production will be discussed in a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team on Dec 11.