Maintaining potash at optimum levels and pH above 6.5 is essential for high alfalfa production.
Here is a recap of what you should be considering for marestail control this spring in soybean.
Penn State Extension is offering two important resources related to dairy products.
Most cover crops are fairly easy to control in a burndown program as long as you pay attention to detail.
Consumers whose drinking water can be contaminated by the release of untreated wastewater after heavy rains face increased risk for gastrointestinal illness, according to a report. Many older cities such as Chicago have combined sewer systems -- along with 772 other communities, primarily in the Northeast, Great Lakes and Pacific Northwest, serving a total of 40 million people. While some cities are building infrastructure to handle sewage and runoff separately, other regions with combined systems depend on reservoirs to provide extra capacity during extreme rainfalls.
New Safety Booklet for Youth
Spring has finally sprung and warm weather appears to be a more permanent fixture after a long, hard winter. Leaf buds are starting to swell but there is still time to observe winter ornamental characteristics of some plants before the emerging foliage hides those features.
April 2015 Update from the Pennsylvania Forestry Association
Learn more about four of the wild fruits naturally occurring in Pennsylvania - wild apple, persimmon, pawpaw, and plum.
A book review of Jane Goodall's new book, "Seeds of Hope."
April 2015 Update from the Pennsylvania Tree Farmer Committee
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.
Extension educators get lots of questions about Japanese stiltgrass in lawns and landscapes. The University of Maryland's TPM/IPM Weekly Report April 10, 2015 issue has a good article about Japanese stiltgrass.
It is typical at this time of year to be attending to crops of geraniums in the greenhouse, by which I mean Pelargoniums. Yet there is an ever-increasing array of excellent hardy Geranium species and cultivars that are strong performers in most of Pennsylvania.
A new online, interactive tool for estimating atrazine concentrations in streams and rivers is now available.
Poop could be a goldmine -- literally. Surprisingly, treated solid waste contains gold, silver and other metals, as well as rare elements such as palladium and vanadium that are used in electronics and alloys.
Since December 2014, USDA has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and commercial poultry flocks. Here is information to help you be better informed and advise bird owners, especially about biosecurity, should the need arise.
The North American Manure Expo event will be in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on July 14th and 15th. One new promotional twist for the Manure Expo is a T-shirt contest that is just plain fun.
Catalan, Spain has a culture of good food, pure delicious olive oil, cured meats, cheeses and wines. Here are some marketing tips from Catalan.