Notable pest observations in specific locations provide guidance for the rest of the state.
With the small grain harvest underway, the opportunity to reduce the weed seed bank and control perennial weeds opens up.
Deciding on the use of fungicides to combat foliar diseases requires a logical progression of judgments and decisions. Follow these steps to arrive at the most suitable determination.
Planning your pasture improvement strategy is necessary for successful execution.
Statewide efforts to monitor the soybean crop continue and pests remain largely in check but vigilance must endure.
Pennsylvania growers recognizing the benefits of cover cropping recognize that establishment time is near.
One of the East's largest agricultural expositions is on tap Aug. 12-14, and those who make the trip to Penn State's Ag Progress Days will have no shortage of things to see and do. The annual event gives as many as 50,000 visitors a glimpse into the science and business of agriculture. But you don't have to be a farmer to enjoy and learn from Ag Progress Days.
As our landscapes grow and develop, the health of our streams and rivers have been impaired. What we do on the land, or what we cover it with, affects the quantity (volume and velocity) and quality (pollutant levels) of the rainfall that enters our waterways; what many call stormwater.
PA CleanWays of McKean County, an affiliate of Keep PA Beautiful, completed a successful tire recycling program at the Smethport Borough Sheds on Route 6 in Smethport, PA, on July 19, 2014. Fourteen volunteers worked to remove 2,000 tires from the McKean County landscape.
Rice is an economical food for family meals. It is a good source of energy, and can supply vitamins and minerals to the diet. It is generally classified as a grain, but in family meals it can be used as a cereal, as a substitute for potatoes, in soups, and as a dessert. The custom of throwing rice at weddings is a survival of the ancient Chinese religious belief that rice is the symbol of fertility.
The royalty calculator has been a much asked for tool for landowners to estimate royalties, but past royalty estimations weren't based on Pennsylvania data. Learn about expected ultimate recovery in Pennsylvania wells and the release of the new royalty estimation tool.
When engaging in the development strategy of place-making, often arts are engaged. Can you think of other tools, disciplines, or your own individual interests that could work?
The Grazing Conference's workshops include equine sessions on improving pastures, plus a post-conference on the racing industry. Following the day's workshop evening races will occur at the location.
Pennsylvania Co-Operative Potato Growers, Inc., and the Lehigh Valley Potato Growers Association, in cooperation with Penn State Extension, invite you to a free twilight potato field meeting for potato growers. Location: Twin Maple Farms (Garry Hunsicker), 7486 School Road, Bath, PA 18014
As the summer temperatures continue to climb, it is extremely important that employers and workers become familiar with the signs, symptoms, and dangers of heat illness. By taking the proper precautions, serious injury or death can be easily prevented.
Honey bees are important pollinators. They are also considered “managed” pollinators, because people manage honey bee colonies. However, unmanaged bees, comprised of various species that exist as wild populations, also play key roles in providing pollination of cucurbit crops. The degree to which different species of bees provide pollination services varies among cucurbit crops. It also changes as the season changes, and can even vary at different times of the day.
Some of the commonly used developmental models seem to be overestimating the pace of development for codling moth and Oriental fruit moth populations in some orchards. Therefore, such models are not very reliable indicators of the actual pest situation. Please use on-site monitoring as the main indicator in deciding if and when pesticide application is necessary.
We are seeing a surprising and somewhat widespread increase in fall armyworm. We also are seeing the beginning of a 2nd generation of corn borer. Southwestern sites are continuing to have earworm counts above threshold. Check fields for signs of fall armyworm feeding.