In 2014, a diverse group of young growers began collaborating with Penn State Extension on a project called Supporting Pennsylvania New Farmers in the Start-up, Re-strategizing, and Establishing Years. The project aims to increase the success of beginning farmers, specifically growers in year two to ten of establishing their businesses. A key component of the project is the “Models for the Future” on-farm demonstration plots.
Second Quarter Update from the Pennsylvania Forestry Association
Penn State Extension is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Bohn to the position of Extension Forestry Educator based in McKean County.
The Center for Private Forests at Penn State is pleased to introduce our newly-published Woodland Nature Journal-Tracking Changes Through the Seasons.
Last Stand is a rare three-in-one book that works. It is an excellent biography of an important American scientist and conservationist (George Bird Grinnell), a thoughtful history book about the decimation of North America’s buffalo herds, and an interesting exploration into the human psyche concerning the tragedy of the commons, in this case why people were willing to kill off the last few buffaloes even though they knew the next one they killed might well be the last.
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Lackawanna Energy Center, a natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant under construction in Jessup PA, will operate on natural gas from a company producing in the area (more…)
Although late blight has not been yet confirmed in Pennsylvania this season, this past week it was confirmed on tomato in four additional counties, in Garrett County, Maryland just south of Somerset County, PA as well as in southern MD and two counties on the Delmarva Peninsula.
Downy mildew has most recently been confirmed on cucumber in Michigan, Delaware and New Jersey in addition to the reports last week from Ohio and North Carolina.
PYD Foundations: Safety and Wellness; New Staff Orientation – Working with School-Age Youth; Dual Language Learners: Strategies for Successful Opportunities in ECE; Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals: Basics; Interactions Matter: Positive Teacher-Child Interaction Strategies; Plan for Learning: Create Child-Centered Schedules and Activity Plans; Observation: Methods and Strategies; Observation: Discover and Strengthen Connections; Health & Safety Basics: Requirements for Certification
Communities which have implemented evidence-based prevention programs using the PROSPER model have seen significant reductions in substance misuse including prescription opiates.
Rainfall during the next two days will help with current drought conditions, but long-term relief is still uncertain.
Potassium (K) deficiency symptoms are appearing in corn fields around the state. Their cause may not be simple lack of Potash.
Perilla mint contains ketones that cause acute respiratory distress syndrome in cattle (ARDS), also called panting disease, which is often fatal.
Summer Heat and Drought are revealing differences in drought stress within and between fields. Many growers are now seeing the benefits of good soil management practices and strategies. What practices and factors affect a field’s water supplying capacity?
Insect and disease pressure remain low across most soybean fields in Pennsylvania. Grasshopper and Japanese beetle feeding damage being the two most prevalent insect pests found, with a low level of Soybean Aphids detected in a few fields. Little to no diseases of consequence were observed.
Get a chance on July 21st to see how eleven different soybean herbicide programs perform on-farm.
Poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a native woody, perennial vine. Though it doesn’t pose the same problems that other common weeds do, it has its own significant pest quality.
Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident.