Landowners are witnessing shale development and increased natural gas production across regions where this unconventional resource is being extracted. In an effort to help community members, royalty owners and local businesses to better understand all components of development, we have provided this fact sheet on natural gas liquids, an important economic factor of the process. (more...)
Wet springs are very conducive to the spread of this pathogen and Colorado Spruce trees that are grown in crowded settings with poor air circulation are often predisposed to infection.
The majority of the sites are showing a 4DB of slightly positive carbohydrate levels (3.07 to 15.15 g/day) to slightly negative(-2.12 to -16.32 g/day). The trend through the weekend into early next week shows positive 4DB for six of the sites.
The garlic bulbs planted last fall in the Adams County Ag Center’s Trial Gardens on Old Harrisburg Road are now 4-6 inches tall and have full leaves showing. The plants have reached about ¼ of their mature height. The cold chill of recent Adams County nights cannot harm a garlic bed. Even now, snow or ice will not hurt the hardy garlic.
The mystical lifestyle of a hummingbird can be enjoyed by learning how to provide an environment in your garden for them. Hummers provide entertainment for bird-watchers and are a photographer’s delight. It is crucial to work hard to attract hummingbirds to your garden environment because they have a spatial memory; and once you get them established, they will be back again the next year.
Although our property isn’t small, we have a few “small spaces”. These spaces have been created through sitting areas, clumps of trees, and utilitarian buildings.
A Master Gardener asked me the other day what I did in my spare time. She is retired now, and was telling me about some of the things she’s been doing, like the organizations she belongs to, the traveling she and her husband have been doing, and so on. I hesitated momentarily. Ten years ago I would have said I kept myself busy with my kids’ activities and gardening. But now the girls are grown, one in college, the other finished college and working – both making their own decisions, choices, schedules and lives.
If you have never grown potatoes, you might want to give it a try this year. Potatoes are easy to grow and a fun and rewarding activity for gardeners of all ages and experience levels.
It may come as a surprise to know that Pennsylvania is one of the country’s top grape producers. However, the vineyard titans of California have little to fear: while Pennsylvania certainly has its share of fine local wineries, the bulk of the Commonwealth’s grape production consists of Concord grapes, which are used for commercial, nonalcoholic grape juice. Pennsylvania’s cold winters pose a challenge for temperamental wine grapes, but fortunately for the home grower table and jam grapes are not so demanding.
Tried and true, the geranium is one of the most popular flowering plants for a garden bed, containers, pots and hanging baskets.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced today the selection of 114 projects to receive $25,143,294 in funding from Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), for the protection of Pennsylvania’s water resources. The selected projects enhance watersheds, mitigate acid mine drainage, and support water pollution cleanup programs.
The ways that professionals react to children and their families impacts the ways that children think about themselves and their families. It can be easy for professionals to make incorrect assumptions and let personal biases affect what they say and how they treat others.
Penn State Extension is hosting their first annual “Sensory Defects of Fermented Beverages and Distilled Spirits” workshop in Collegeville, PA on Thursday, June 9th from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
An apparatus built as a capstone project by a team of senior biological engineering students was created to save farmers' lives by demonstrating extreme danger.
Private water supplies in Pennsylvania counties underserved by water-quality educational programs and water testing will be the focus of two new Penn State Extension projects aimed at helping well owners detect and remediate lead and other common contaminants.
A slow warm up in the short term forecast, followed by an opportunity for more soaking precipitation through the weekend.
Join us for a workshop on “Meeting the 4R’s of Nutrient Management through new technologies in dry nutrient application”. Dates are July 19th and 20th, at the Penn State Agronomy Research Farm at Russell E. Larson research complex.
As field activities heat up, questions often arise on what to charge for custom services and equipment rental. There are a number of sources available for this information.
As pokeweed begins to emerge across Pennsylvania, it is time to develop a strategy for dealing with this problem perennial.
Damage from small caterpillars have been detected, so prepare to scout fields in the near future.