This past week we were finally able to establish the biofixes for codling moth and tufted apple budmoth on May 07 and May 10, respectively.
Pennsylvania had a little bit of everything in yesterday’s weather – snow, rain, wind, and cold temperatures.
Although your septic system may work well during dry weather, too much water from flooding or heavy rains can cause problems. Too much water in your drainfield may cause your septic system to overload and may slow down or stop the treatment of wastewater.
Close your eyes and listen for a babbling brook. In your mind’s eye, does it have trees along it, making the picture cool and green? Not only are trees along streams beautiful, they also help provide a filter between polluting landscapes and receiving waters.
Over 70 McKean County Residents delivered medications to the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Unwanted Medication Collection Program on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Penn State Extension Office in Smethport.
The pavement sealcoat products used widely around the nation on thousands of asphalt driveways and parking lots are significantly more toxic and mutagenic than previously suspected, according to a new article.
Selective browsing by white-tailed deer likely is promoting the spread of some invasive plant species in northeastern U.S. forests, as deer avoid eating vegetation they find unpalatable.
Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s a great time to ramp up physical activity. Regular exercise is important for overall health, sense of well-being, and maintenance of a healthy body weight.
High-graded acreage is a primary driver impeding movement toward sustained yield. Once a woodlot is high-graded, poor quality timber will occupy the site for generations before another harvest producing high-quality products can occur.
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.
A good, well-planned, designed, constructed, and maintained trail system through your woodlands can provide many positive benefits.
Penn State Extension offers a new program to teach youth about forests and the concept of good forest stewardship.
A common mistake when working with dairy producers is focusing solely on production management or finances. It is the combination of the two that determines if an operation will be successful. Over the years the trend has been for advisors to become specialized. However, it is the interactions of the whole farm system that is critical, especially when working in an industry with extreme market volatility. Communication amongst advisors is essential if dairies are to remain in business.
Technology is here to stay and is a valuable tool but too many of our young people find difficulty in communicating in the most natural manner: talking, oral communication, person to person, face to face.
Salad greens can add color and interest to flower containers and fresh ingredients to your salad.
Have you ever been somewhere and noticed a public space or gathering place grabs your attention and just draws you in? Maybe it’s a small urban park, a plaza, a town square, marketplace, or a water feature. It could be almost anything but it is usually full of life, buzzing with people, and seems to be the place everybody wants to be.
Please note that we have added another site in Schuylkill County in Hegins, PA.
Storage pits commonly contain hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, methane and ammonia. The online design tool, which pit designers and field engineers can use to predict and understand airflow in confined spaces -- depicted in this graphic -- is the culmination of a decade of research by a team of scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
The National AgrAbility Project has launched their mobile optimized site.
An insect never before found in the Western Hemisphere has been discovered in Pennsylvania, and agriculture officials are asking growers and home gardeners to help monitor and manage the new invasive pest. The allium leafminer is a threat to several species of crop plants in the genus Allium, such as onion, leek, garlic, chive, shallot and green onion, warned Shelby Fleischer, professor of entomology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.