In a news article posted here on July 27, readers learned how recent market conditions have revitalized the interest in feeding dairy steers for beef. Read how one family has approached their entry into just such a feeding venture.
Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. Each year approximately 10% of U.S. farm deaths are in Pennsylvania. Do your part and make your farm as safe as possible.
An unprecedented number of 13 graduate students from one institution were awarded SARE grants in 2016.
Four-minute video Spined Soldier Bug vs. Inchworm
Cover crops can be used to manage weeds in many cropping systems. Species mixture, planting date, cover crop density, and termination time and method can all impact how effectively cover crops can control weeds.
Multiple opportunities exist for people interested in agroforestry and silvopasture to become involved in an emerging community.
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Sweet potatoes are a fun crop to grow...
Diabetes greatly impacts hispanics, with over 50% of individuals developing type 2 diabetes in their lifetime.
Globally, approximately 2.2 billion people rely on groundwater for daily consumption. Approximately three million people in Pennsylvania rely on private wells.
In an effort to help protect stream health and aquatic life, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) would like to remind private and public pool owners, as well as pool management companies, how to properly close their swimming pools for the season.
The PA Growing Greener Coalition Monday unveiled its blueprint for $315 million in new investments in a Growing Greener III Program to provide annual funding for clean water, parks and trails, green open spaces, and locally grown food.
During the last four weeks we have observed a very sharp increase in the number of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) adults collected in various monitoring traps placed around orchards located in southern Pennsylvania. After relatively lower levels of infestation on fruit observed during the last two seasons, this 2016 harvest seems to bring back a serious BMSB challenge.
In September, 2016 we met with Scott Hoffman, Field Manager with Furmano’s, for a tour of Furmano’s processing plant in Northumberland, Pennsylvania to see how tomatoes are processed into various products including pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce and crushed, diced, stewed and whole peeled tomatoes.
Throwing out that leftover meatloaf does more harm than you might think. Learn about ways to save money and the environment, today!
It's harvest time. Read about managing stress during this busy time of the year and there is a special AT spotlight about the Powerhorse 300.
Every year in the U.S., a whopping 20 billion barrels of water are generated as a byproduct of domestic oil and gas recovery, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (more...)
During August and September we saw apples mature a bit earlier than normal, but once mature, they quickly tree-ripened. Due to the hot, dry weather, and the full sun exposure of trees managed as tall-spindles, the harvest window was compressed. This week, we began sampling late-season varieties, Fuji and Cripps Pink. While Fuji fruit lacks red color, fruit ripening has already begun.
The purpose of safety data sheets (SDS) is to provide detailed information about all chemicals and pesticides including the chemical properties, various hazards (e.g., physical, health, environmental, etc.), protective measures, and safety precautions (e.g., handling, storing, and transporting).