Learn how to monitor and build soil health and assessment strategies as Debra Brubaker of Village Acres Farm describes their soil building practices which include cover crops, green manures, and inputs.
Penn State Extension is hosting two Farm and Tractor Safety courses to be held April 17–18 in East Berlin, PA and April 24–25 in Perkasie, PA. The objective of this course is designed to give farm owners and managers the resources and skills to confidently train farm employees and apprentices in tractor and farm safety.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached agreement with Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. and Wellmark International to cancel flea and tick pet collars containing propoxur marketed under the trade names including Bansect, Sentry, Zodiac and Biospot. “This action is another example of EPA’s efforts to protect children from pesticide risks,” said Jim Jones, assistant administrator of the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. This voluntary move will get to an expedient result that protects people’s health.”
Nimblewill (Muhlenbergia schreberi) is a perennial grass that becomes a weed in established turfgrass. However, it is not limited to maintained areas and grows in undisturbed areas, nurseries and farmland.
Join us for Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production, a course for people planning to make the leap from vegetable gardening to production for profit and beginning organic vegetable producers who are ready to refine their techniques in order to optimize their production and profit.
The dense, rounded clusters of yellow flowers on corneliancherry dogwood (Cornus mas) that appear while the rest of the landscape is still cloaked in winter’s grays and browns will be a welcome relief from this long, cold winter.
In the past 25 years a great development has occurred in tissue culture plant production for horticulture, and today it is possible to purchase from a number of laboratories stage III tissue culture plantlets that are grown through stage IV in greenhouses.
Seedbed establishment for fine turf can be extremely difficult, and is often considered an art form. Whether it is creating a seedbed for a new putting green or for a home lawn, several factors can make effective seedbed establishment difficult.
Sodium chloride remains the predominant de-icing compound utilized by residential property owners, township supervisors, and landscape contractors in our region.
The direct-to-consumer farm marketing season is upon us – the potential target audience for our production was identified many months ago, we planned and grew to meet the target audience demands, and now it’s time to actually present our farm products to this buying (hopefully) public and see what happens.
At the edge of my yard, I have several shrub thickets of Aralia spinosa (devil’s walking stick) blending in with the naturalized areas. The unique common name comes from the large thorn-like structures that line the stem. It is a shrub that you don’t want to rub against while working in the vicinity.
Sweet onion production has soared in Pennsylvania in recent years and bacterial disease challenges have grown right along with production. Steve Bogash provided interview-type questions to Emily Pfeufer, Ph.D. candidate working with Beth Gugino, Vegetable Pathologist due to her four years of research into sweet onion bacterial diseases.
A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will focus on how ongoing shale-gas development across the state is affecting land and property values.
Join Atina Diffley as she leads this day-long workshop focused on developing and enhancing overall success in the wholesale marketplace. Wholesale Success covers up-to-date best practices information on food safety, post harvest handling, packing, business management and marketing, as well as crop-specific profiles for over a hundred different crops.
Ice and persistent snow cover will be the primary reasons for winterkill in the Northeast.
A recent report produced by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development finds that an entrepreneurial climate is more important than access to financing and banks in encouraging self-employment growth.
Benefits of the industrious honeybee's pollinator role
Meetings are worth participants' time when they appear to be well-planned. Leadership has identified where decisions must be made and where discussion only is in order. An agenda is planned accordingly. The chair keeps participants from wandering off agenda and is conscious of time.
The Cameron County Conservation District collaborated with Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, to secure a seventy-nine hundred dollar grant from the Headwaters Research, Conservation, and Development Council.
You’ve seen the strange-looking trucks on the road these past few years. Maybe you’ve watched truck after truck head to a new shale-gas drill site in your area. But just what do they do with all that equipment?