New Resources Available to Help Farmers Identify Opportunities
In some places entrepreneurial growth abounds. Economic incubators and a creative or innovating culture help support new entrepreneurs.
Learn about biofuels, solar, and energy efficiency
Growers of raspberries (both red and black), blackberries, and blueberries in particular should be monitoring for spotted wing drosophila (check traps daily if possible), and should be prepared with effective materials for control.
Downy mildew confirmed on cucumber in Maryland but not yet in PA.
No new reports so far this week.
Members of the Economic and Community Development Extension team were recently recognized at the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals conference in Grand Rapids, MI for their series of webinars on land use issues
Hot and sticky to alternate with cool and dry through next week.
A variety of pests observed but still at low levels of severity.
Just in case you’ve been wondering what that weed was…American burnweed seems to be spreading.
Either way, remember to account for the plant nutrient value.
Make an objective assessment, not a hasty decision
Parents play a significant role in educating their children about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking. Parents do this through role-modeling as well as having honest conversations with their children about their family values around alcohol and drugs.
Feral swine are starting to make their presence known in the forests of Pennsylvania.
An summer update from the Pennsylvania Forestry Association
An update from the Pennsylvania Tree Farm Committee
Forest landowners tend to be an active group. How safe are we in the woods, at home, and with our health in general?
Learn about black gum and other tupelo trees.
A review of "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis."