Matt Kaplan, Penn State Professor of Intergenerational Programs and Aging, and Alan Lai, Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at Beijing Normal University/Hong Kong Baptist University, are co-recipients of the Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research.
The Penn State Extension Erie County Master Gardeners established a scholarship in 2008 to assist students preparing for careers in horticulture, food and nutrition, environmental studies, landscape architecture and/or design. This year $2,000 in scholarships were awarded.
West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans in the United States.
August is National Peach Month. Peaches are abundant locally, and are nutritious, delicious, and versatile...
This little black box could change how we study one of the world's biggest water quality issues. Scientists have created this new nitrate test kit.
Pennsylvania agriculture is under pressure to reduce nutrient deposition in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Given current nutrient management regulations and restrictions, there are areas in Eastern Pennsylvania where available manure nutrients exceed those that can be applied as fertilizer to local crops. It seems logical that the region of Pennsylvania outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed should be part of a serious discussion for future livestock expansion.
You might want to get familiar with the term "Bud Box". It may change the way you work your cattle.
Many landowners allow the woods, which they love so much, to be “select cut,” as some call it. In reality, they are confusing what they think is a good practice with one that is actually negatively impacting the health of their woods.
Soil in high tunnels isn’t exposed to the elements like soil in the field is, and if the plastic is kept on the tunnels for multiple winters, little leaching takes place. Thus, nutrients and salts can accumulate. How much difference does taking the covers off for one winter make?
Powdery mildew, a warm-weather high-humidity disease, is present in some blueberry plantings. Lowbush, highbush, and rabbiteye blueberries are all affected.
Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGICC) updates the 2012 report on the status of wastewater produced by Shale gas development.
Producing the greatest quantity of the highest quality tomatoes (peppers too) requires careful attention to production details.
Pennsylvania producers looking for information about how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable through pasture and grazing management can take advantage of a home study course offered by Penn State Extension this fall.
Although this year the pressure from brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) appears to be somehow lower than in previous years, all stages of BMSB are being observed in and outside of orchards.
As apples mature, they begin to produce large amounts of the ripening hormone, ethylene. One of the ripening processes stimulated by ethylene is stem loosening.
Two of our least favorite fall pests may be consorting together. Warm rains in the spring and now late summer, combined with heavy dews have resulted in medium to high insect and fruit rot activity this fall in berry crops.
In summary, corn earworm (CEW) and/or fall armyworm (FAW) captures are at levels that puts sweet corn at risk. This is occurring at multiple sites, especially in Bucks, Centre, Clinton, Erie, Fayette, Lancaster, Mifflin and Washington Counties.
Pennsylvania growers understanding the benefits of cover cropping recognize that establishment time is near.
There are many factors that affect Honeycrisp storage behavior, and some occur during harvest. Spot picking fruit at the optimum stage of maturity, compared to slightly immature, can reduce bitter pit, whereas soft scald and soggy breakdown can be reduced by harvesting fruit before it becomes over-mature.
At any time something can occur and disrupt the routine business of government. Do you have a plan to reduce the impact on key services?