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.
By assessing the impacts of a range of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, research has shown that the growth of edible crops can be affected by these chemicals -- even at the very low concentrations found in the environment.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists studying a midwestern stream conclude that pharmaceuticals and other contaminants in treated wastewater effluent discharged to the stream are transported into adjacent shallow groundwater. Other mobile chemicals found in wastewater are expected to have similar fates.
The drop in fuel prices this winter may cause many homeowners to think about finding ways to store more fuel at home. If you decide to do this, be sure to research all of the ramifications and possible pitfalls of this activity.
Researchers find a small percentage of wells accounts for the majority of emissions.
What could we be doing to strengthen the capacity of everyone who interacts with children?
Beef, sheep, meat-goat and swine producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of four home-study courses offered by Penn State Extension this winter.
In the 2014 growing season we evaluated 25 broccoli cultivars in a spring and fall crop in three locations to determine which are best suited for Pennsylvania.
As you spend winter plowing streets, salting sidewalks or just enjoying the wintery weather, have you noticed some trees hang on to their leaves after all the other have colored up and fallen to the ground?
This winter the Penn State Extension Green Industry Team will be offering the Green Industry Winter Updates Series.
Garden centers are currently stocking hardy bulbs, tantalizing gardeners with the prospect of spring color and fragrance. However, with a little advance planning and some knowledge of indoor forcing, it is possible to enjoy a patch of spring beauty even when midwinter is at its bleakest.
Poinsettia plants have been grown and used as a holiday decoration for a considerable period of time.
Mr. Jack Frost comes silently upon your garden in the early morning hours, and when daylight comes, you see sad, browned foliage and drooping flowers. What do you do next?
As a homeowner with a sloping lot by Lake Meade, I have learned that the problem of rainwater runoff reaches beyond my own landscape all the way to the overall health of our regional waterways.
Most of your earliest spring garden color can come from bulbs. If you enjoy seeing active growth as early as March (and sometimes, even February), now is the time to plan and plant. Hopefully, any questions you have will be answered here.
V. nudum ‘Winterthur’ is well adapted to most of the mid-Atlantic region and southern US, and performs well in a variety of conditions.
Also known as Christmas Rose or Lenten Rose, these names give a hint as to when they bloom.
Growing tomato plants provide you with great tasting tomato treats throughout the season, but they also experience issues that give gardeners trouble or "woes".
Watching birds in the winter is enjoyable and fun to do. During dreary days, we can lift our spirits by watching the little creatures flitting around the feeders and seed heads of perennials, and in and out of evergreen trees and shrubs.
The spotted lanternfly has been discovered in Berks County and the damage it can do is overwhelming. This Asian native can impact the grape, fruit tree and logging industries. Over 70 species of trees alone are attacked by the lanternfly.