The recent award of federal Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Improvement Program (VPA-HIP) funds to the Pennsylvania Game Commission to improve wildlife habitat on private lands is making it possible to offer, for a limited time, no-cost habitat projects to private landowners enrolled in our Hunter Access Program.
Updates from the Pennsylvania Forestry Association.
Updates from the Pennsylvania Tree Farm Committee.
Early successional habitat, also called young forests, is declining. During the last half century the number of acres in the east and upper mid-west has dwindled. Many acres have been lost to development. Also, as brushy areas mature to become middle-aged and older forests, they cease being useful to numerous species that need young woods.
If you are considering using a pesticide, it is important to make sure you are in compliance with Pennsylvania law.
Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.
Your local annual fair. It's more than corn dogs, funnel cakes, animals and rides. It's Economic Impact!
A cooler, but more seasonable, remainder of the week is in store with a very cold weekend. Some precipitation will fall through the early part of the weekend but things will dry out towards next week.
Did you know that no-till planting starts at harvest? Uniformly distributed crop residue is critical to obtaining a good stand of the next crop.
The demand for local hops is creating a renewed interest in growing hops. A team of Penn State Extension Educators and Specialists recently received funding from the US Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block program to study hops.
Read about some herbicide options for an application to your small grains this fall.
Grapes have been grown by mankind for over eight thousand years...
The recent high-intensity rainfall events in South Carolina remind us of the need to keep our soils covered.
The interseeder cover crop trial in Lancaster County is one of three on-farm trials, in addition to more detailed research at Rock Springs, to look at reducing tillage in organic grain crop production.
Deep orange vegetables are the perfect complement to fall meals...
Not only insecticides but also some fungicides and herbicides are harmful to bees. The following are some general guidelines to protect bees from pesticides.
A weed that has been spreading in recent years in the nursery and landscape trade is mulberry weed.
Don Siegel of Syracuse University and his colleagues recently published, “Pre-drilling water-quality data of groundwater prior to shale gas drilling in the Appalachian Basin: Analysis of the Chesapeake Energy Corporation dataset” in the journal, Applied Geochemistry.
With the help of well-crafted advertising, disposable wet wipes—a product once used mainly for wiping baby bottoms—are now increasingly being used on adult bottoms. Although they are frequently labeled as “flushable,” the problems adult wet wipes have created for municipal sewer systems are well documented. Their increasing presence in sewers has created a major surge in clogged lines and sewage pumps for municipal wastewater utilities. The effect of flushed wipes on septic systems has received less attention but problems are also being widely reported.