Perennial broadleaf weeds that have escaped earlier control attempts are making the phones ring for advisors across the state. The vulnerability of a weed to a control measure is function of the timing and choice of material used.
A long-standing program gets an exciting new twist with the implementation of production regions to compare producer entries across similar growing environments.
If you’re involved in any way with field crop production in the state of Pennsylvania you have a role to play in the identification and management of invasive pigweeds. Tools to help with that effort are available now at upcoming events.
Future milk prices are looking (somewhat) better, but it seems like since 2008 no one has felt completely secure in the stability of the dairy industry. Being more cautious can be a good thing, but letting the milk prices and low milk margins get you down is not healthy for you, your family, or your farm in the long run. There is plenty of advice on how to manage your margins and your herd. Now, it is time to talk about how to manage your stress.
When data is available, managers can look at mortality numbers, feed shrink (tons harvested or purchased compared to as fed), and inventories of supplies to determine what changes if any are needed to reduce these sometimes steady drains on profitability.
A typical discussion of farm safety may focus on equipment operation principles, the use of personal protective equipment, or safe animal handling, but there are other aspects of farm safety that we sometimes neglect to include in our discussions.
We have recently updated an article about trends in age at first calving using records obtained from DRMS for all first-lactation Holsteins in Pennsylvania during 2015.
One of the best ways to learn more about the services, resources, and educational opportunities available through AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians is to follow us on social media and meet us at local events.
Father’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate the contributions Dad makes to a child’s life. From behavior, to friends, to achievement in school, research tells us that fathers play an important role.
Peas can add nutrition and variety to any summer meal...
Diane Oleson and Amy Galford, Penn State Educators and Deborah Kronsteiner, Penn State Master Watershed Steward presented the “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers” activity during the Bay Day event held at Gettysburg College on May 10, 2016. Sixty seven youth and seven teachers learned about the different aquatic invasive species (AIS) found in Pennsylvania.
A new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) looks at how local planners and decision-makers can incorporate the effects of a changing climate into their efforts to manage stormwater runoff.
Water is essential to all life on earth. When the quality of water is impaired every living organism is impacted. The problems associated with Lake Erie are examples of how agricultural practices, naturally occurring events, and other human activities can have an impact on water quality.
The Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. has released a new guide for citizen science groups and watershed organizations across the nation to take a role in finding and eliminating sources of harmful bacteria in their communities.
Pause for a moment and consider your nearest stream. Do you know where it goes? Chances are, if you live in one of the 41 counties covering central Pennsylvania, that water finds its way to the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) posted detailed information regarding the 2015 distribution of Impact Fees (more…)
We continue to observe a strong presence of codling moth adults in pheromone traps placed in commercial apple orchards. Despite the codling moth developmental model suggesting the end of the codling moth egg hatch period (95% eggs hatched by June 25), the presence of moths in the traps in the next few weeks still warrants extended management activities.
Many people struggle to find ways to incorporate vegetables into their diets. To help individuals and families add healthy flavor, texture and color to their meals, Penn State Extension has released the "Totally Veggies Resource Guide."
Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.