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.
With an alumni base of 626 strong, The Pennsylvania Rural-Urban Leadership Program (RULE) still has room to grow. Leadership is all over the map and it’s certainly in your part of Pennsylvania. We are accepting nominations for RULE XVII now to prepare candidates well in advance of application opening (summer of 2017). Please go to “Application/Refer a Candidate” to nominate a worthy leader. If you would like more information about RULE please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fresh vegetables are widely available in the supermarket and Farmer’s Markets. Vegetables are nutritious.
Stone piles are a visible blight on the landscape. Moving rocks harms aquatic habitat. Piling stream rocks is against the rules in natural areas and most parks.
Decades of unregulated industrial waste dumping in areas of the Great Lakes have created a host of environmental and wildlife problems. Now it appears that Lake Michigan painted and snapping turtles could be a useful source for measuring the resulting pollution, according to researchers.
The Penn State Extension Water Team has been educating pond owners in Pennsylvania to be aware of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), through workshops and webinars. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has just announced that they have just opened a “One Health Harmful Algal Bloom Reporting System”.
When wells were first drilled into the Marcellus in parts of Western Pennsylvania, some early producers didn’t know what to do with components of the “wet gas” stream – particularly ethane. (more...)
Insects of many kinds are annoying and just as prevalent as all of our outdoor summer business. One bug in particular has made global headlines, the mosquito...
It is not yet the dog days of summer but it has been hot. Is there a way we can subtly trick our brain into thinking it is cooler than it really is? Can we do this through our landscape design? Blue and violet are considered cool compared to the warm colors of red, orange and yellow. Cool colors are relaxing and soothing. Let’s look at a few native perennials that could be used to provide some cool comfort through these upcoming hot days of summer.
Today I ventured out in the Penn State Extension – Bucks County Demonstration Gardens. These gardens are thoughtfully designed and lovingly cared for by the Bucks County Master Gardeners. They are designed and cared for with education in mind.
Do you live in a community where people spend time walking, playing recreational games, biking or jogging? Are you one of those people? Is your community supporting you to get outside and be active?
Ethics are the rules or values influencing the conduct by which we live our lives and make decisions. There are 10 Work Ethic Traits Employers consider important.
On June 13, the American Horse Council presented the Van Ness Award to Dr. Ann M. Swinker of Penn State during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Karoline Kent, last year's president of the 4-H State Council, had a seamless transition from high school into her college career.
Rabies is a virus of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) that can affect any mammal. Rabies is widespread throughout Pennsylvania.
Basil downy mildew continues to be a constant challenge for growers especially as the growing season progresses and the number of confirmed reports across the region increases.
In the past few days downy mildew has been confirmed on cucumber in Kent County, Ontario and Wayne County, OH as well as numerous locations in North Carolina.
How long has it been since you cleaned your kitchen pantry and cupboards? If it’s been awhile, now is a good time to take stock, discard old product and clean shelves.
It will feel sticky around here the next few days, but reprieve is on the way.