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Photo: P. Landschoot, Penn State
May 30, 2017

Whether you are renovating 18 putting greens or just overseeding one green that sustained damage from a disease or winterkill, choosing the right bentgrass cultivar is critical for long-term performance of your putting surfaces.

Reduced substance abuse among young adults
May 30, 2017

PROSPER, a community-based preventive intervention system, delivered in middle school, shows that participants had up to a 41 percent reduction in substance abuse during the first year after leaving high school.

Photo: T. Baugher, Penn State
May 30, 2017

This is the last run of the season. I suspect that fruit size is or soon will be too large to provide adequate response to thinner application.

Allium leafminer adult on leek. Photo: Monica Ganser
May 30, 2017

The flight is over, but the war may have just begun! The larvae have taken hold and will remain steadfast as pupa throughout the summer.

When retail greenhouse space gets scarce, plants literally get stacked up. Photo: L. Stivers, Penn State
May 30, 2017

Timing product supply and quality with peak customer demand is often a challenge for greenhouse operators. What happens when poor weather keeps customers at home, and retail greenhouses get crowded?

May 30, 2017

The purpose of this free manual is to provide recommendations to land managers and landscape contractors on best management practices for effectively conducting organic land care.

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May 29, 2017

Alternative protein sources not only provide nutrition, but health benefits. Learn more on varying your protein sources, and tips on how you can add alternative proteins into your diet today.

Image: PA DEP
May 29, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) launches a new electronic oil and gas annual report to improve public access to information.

 Be vigilant and scout for apple scab! Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
May 26, 2017

Diseases for the fruit grower radar and their management strategies are discussed as we wrap up May and begin June.

Too late to manage peach leaf curl when symptoms are present. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
May 26, 2017

Peach leaf curl has caught many folks off guard this year. Tips for preventing the disease next season are discussed.

Growing apple terminal injured by Obliquebanded leafroller (June). Photo: Greg Krawczyk
May 26, 2017

The 2017 biofix for the first brood tufted apple bud moth (TABM) at the Penn State orchards in Biglerville was established on May 1st while for the obliquebanded leafroller (OBLR) on May 20th.

May 26, 2017

Research could increase growers' yields while also improving quality and shelf life for consumers

 Photo: P. Landschoot, Penn State
May 26, 2017

On May 22, 2017, I received a call from a golf course superintendent in central PA about a disease that was producing yellow circular patches on his annual bluegrass greens.

Photo 1. Early symptom of orange rust. Photo: K. Demchak
May 26, 2017

Orange rust is a systemic disease, any plants propagated from infected plants will also be infected.

Image:  Penn State
May 26, 2017

Strip mines are so common in rural Pennsylvania that many people are unfazed by the sight of rock-filled piles of dirt and tracts of barren land.

May 25, 2017

This July 27th, Penn State Extension is pleased to offer a series of technical half day workshops in renewable energy (Solar, Bioenergy, Wind) and sustainability.

Average US Cost to Produce Solar PV Power, based on NREL Data
May 25, 2017

Many Regions in the US are reaching a tipping point in terms of the economics of solar photovoltaics

Professor Marvin Hall Discusses Ecosystem Benefits of Switchgrass at the Recent Short Course
May 25, 2017

Short Course Discusses Ecosystem Services Provided by Perennial Plantings

The Equilifruit disc. Photo: J. Schupp, Penn State
May 25, 2017

It will soon be time to start hand thinning and applying return bloom sprays to apple orchards.