Penn State's Poultry Judging Team placed first in the nation at the 50th National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest held November 1-3 at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.
Both the hunter and horse owner need to learn to balance the right of the hunter to maintain the PA deer population and the right of a property owner to provide a safe environment for their horses.
Recently revised Pennsylvania environmental regulations require all animal operations, large and small, to have either a Manure Management Plan or a Nutrient Management Plan.
If the concept of communication is so basic to everything we do, why do we struggle so much with it?
A new article has identified escape from aquaculture facilities, releases in the wild due to pet/aquarium trade and stocking activities as the main pathways of alien species introduction in European lakes and rivers. Germany, the UK and Italy are the main entry gateways. The authors recommend tightened controls, and improved prevention and management measures in order to halt the increasing trend of freshwater alien species introductions in Europe.
The Penn State Master Well Owner Network (MWON) recently added 17 new volunteers who completed the Fall 2015 online training courses. These volunteers join nearly 700 others who are dedicated to providing unbiased, research-based education on the proper management of private water wells, springs and cisterns.
The over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge rate peaked in 2006, new research shows. Its use is projected to decrease by roughly 50 percent in the next 100 years.
Do you teach about water? Could you teach about water? – Dive Deeper is the Summit for You!
Wanting to participate in "Dine In Day" on December 3rd, but have no idea how to get started? Check out these helpful ideas for sharing a meal at home with friends and family.
Pennsylvania has had a very wet fall, and owners of horses kept in wet, humid areas have reported seeing rain rot or “dermatophilosis.”
Some preparations can ease winter problems for home landscapes.
In the depths of winter, most gardeners believe their efforts are restricted to armchair activities – reading books, reviewing catalogs, and planning for the spring garden. Not so!
A short synopsis of the three studies on economic impacts of Utica Shale Development in Ohio.
Many teens own cell phones. While they are convenient for parents to monitor and communicate with their youth, they require setting ground rules and clear expectations to avoid problematic situations.
Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark, received the 2015 Outreach and Education Award from the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) Award Program Chair, Dick Osgood, at their annual conference in Saratoga Springs, NY, on Thursday, November 19.
The Penn State Extension Water Resources team recently reported their annual program impacts related to drinking water education.
The first data-driven estimate of the Earth's total supply of groundwater shows that less than six per cent of groundwater in the upper two kilometers of the Earth's landmass is renewable within a human lifetime.
An increasing amount of drugs taken by humans and animals make it into streams and waterways, and pharmaceutical pollution has had catastrophic ecosystem consequences despite low levels of concentration in the environment. The effect of pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern on the environment has been the focus of recent research.
Do you have problems getting everyone all together to enjoy a family meal? Make a plan to "Dine In" on December 3rd!
USDA ensures that our turkeys are safe but home cooks need to do their part too.