Enacted to further improve the safety of our food supply, these laws will impact most farms.
Many houseplants thrive outdoors in the summertime, but because they are susceptible to damage from cold weather, they must be brought indoors before temperatures get too low. They not only need protection from harsh outside conditions, but they need to readjust to conditions inside the house, such as lower light and humidity levels.
The end of this year's growing season signals the beginning of next year's garden preparations. Cool autumn days are the perfect time to complete a few simple tasks to prepare your garden beds for winter.
The Leola Produce Auction in Lancaster County, PA opened in 1985 and has been in its current location since 1986.
Cool spring and fall weather can cause sugar accumulation, thereby increasing the risk of pasture-induced laminitis for susceptible horses.
Horses have two natural defenses against cold; a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin.
Horse owners may not be aware that various yard waste “trimmings” can be toxic to horses and other livestock.
An isolated pocket of Spotted Lanternfly in Allentown has prompted state officials to expand a quarantine zone to include the city, as well as to seven other municipalities throughout Lehigh and Montgomery counties.
Phytophthora is on the move and it continues to infect new farms every year.
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team, with assistance from Penn State's Agricultural Safety and Health program, has released a 2017 calendar to help agricultural producers implement and maintain necessary safety procedures on their dairy farms. The calendar was designed to raise awareness of the hazards on farms that put workers at risk.
Disposing of fall leaves properly or composting them in an area outside of pastures is an important aspect to horse management.
Good shepherds should be focused on good management practices, high performance sheep and meeting the needs of customers.
Court rules against application of Pennsylvania Equine Activity Immunity Act.
Cathie Dibert served her country as a Specialist E4 in Army military intelligence. Returning to the Claysburg area, she became a registered nurse, and now, a farmer.
Both the hunter and horse owner need to learn to balance the right of the hunter to maintain the Pennsylvania deer population and the right of a property owner to provide a safe environment for their horses.
Beneath the surface of rivers and streams, aquatic plants sway with the current, playing an unseen but vital role in the life of the waterway. Through a new series of experiments that model these underwater undulations, researchers have measured how the current bends simulated plants and the drag forces exerted on them. The analysis is important for better management and understanding of these aquatic systems, and potentially even for energy-harvesting devices.
Two Penn State researchers will play a key role in a multi-university study of the contribution that U.S. lakes make to global nutrient cycles, funded by a $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Owners of private household water wells in areas threatened by flooding should address possible threats to their drinking water quality, according to Penn State and the National Ground Water Association.
Most of the perennials in the garden are finished blooming and it's time to throw in the towel for the growing season. There is still the desire to restore order and tidiness to the garden by cutting everything down, but should I?
The scene: You finish the story you have been reading with the children at the same time that Devon needs help tying his shoe, a conflict arises between Sasha and Mike, and just as you need to transition children to hand washing and lunch. You juggle conversations with children during lunchtime, while thinking ahead to your next small group activity.