The interest in rye for distilleries continues to grow and so our research work will continue to develop to help producers and processors with improved information.
As summer progresses and the soybean crop nears maturity insect issues become less consequential while other late-season yield robbers take center stage.
Fall is a very productive time for turf grasses and they will enter a growth spurt in contrast to your other plants.
Feed costs tend to be the largest expense on a dairy operation and managing those costs contributes to a dairy’s ability to be profitable.
Precision feeding is a strategy for productive heifers and a healthy bottom line. The Penn State Dairy Heifer Diet Formulator (PSU-HDF) program encourages an approach to heifer feeding that is driven by the desire to precisely meet metabolizable energy and nitrogen needs of growing dairy heifers while still allowing farmers to meet their desired goals for growth, age at first breeding, age at first calving, and first lactation production.
The September 2016 edition of Field Notes is now available. Reminder that National AgrAbility Day is September 19th. Learn about a grain auger with drop points as the AT Spotlight and read about our activities at the 2016 Ag Progress Days.
Youth from 4-H and FFA learned about farm safety strategies through their participation in the Farm Safety and Health 2016 Quiz Bowl competition at Ag Progress Days.
A study shows that weather patterns tied to climate change may increase the severity of algal blooms in Chesapeake Bay as extreme rainfall cycles flush larger amounts of nitrogen from fertilizer and other sources into the Susquehanna River. The researchers found that a spike in rainfall can increase nitrogen levels in the bay even if the amount of fertilizer used on land remains the same, leading to explosive algae growth that poisons humans and wildlife, and devastates fisheries.
Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark, presented information on basic hydrology and where to go for drought monitoring information at a Drought Seminar for Potter County Farmers on Thursday, August 11, 2016.
Researchers developed an affordable way to monitor rivers and stream flow, 24/7, using open source products.
A new virus has been identified in association with a die-off of largemouth bass in Pine Lake in Wisconsin's Forest County. The previously unknown virus was isolated at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's La Crosse Fish Health Center from dead fish collected by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) during an investigation into a May 2015 fish kill in the northeastern Wisconsin lake.
Penn State Extension Water Educator, Jim Clark, and Extension Water Specialist, Bryan Swistock, presented a workshop for 61 Venango County Residents on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
Beets are plentiful this time of year. The most common variety is red beets, but other kinds include yellow beets, orange or golden beets, and Chiogga beets which have a pink and white striped flesh.
Ferns, low growing shrubs and trees, and canopy trees all change the quantity of light, but they also change the quality of light.
Starting up a new vegetable farm requires a lot of planning.
It seems many people today have less time to sit down to eat, often grabbing food or snacks to take with them as they hurry onto the next item of business. For some, they may elect not to eat at that moment, waiting for a later time that fits their schedule. Clearly, leading a hectic lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to give up on good nutritional choices of foods that you can take with you.
Mike Cavazza’s paper proposes solutions for acid mine drainage that helps industry and environment (more...)
This grower-supported apple maturity update focuses on new apple varieties grown at the University of Maryland orchard in Keedysville, a warm, low-elevation site in southern Washington County, MD.
Is fruit the forgotten food group? Has fruit fallen out of the food groups? Find out why fruit intake in the U.S. has sunk so low, and 15 ways to help you and your family power up with fruit!