In the era of STEM and STEAM programming, music and the arts are being highlighted in a stronger way in early care and youth programming. Research has strongly indicated that children who participate in musical instruction benefit academically.
Food Safety in Child Care: From Prep to Cleanup; Deployment Through a Child's Eyes
Pennsylvania smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum) is a summer annual that reproduces by seeds, which germinate in the spring.
At the recent Estimating and Bidding classes we had two days of interesting discussion about many aspects of the cost of doing business. One aspect that business owners often don't understand is overhead.
A wintry start to March will lead to more seasonal weather by the middle of the month
A special educational event for the owners of woodlots large and small will be offered by Penn State Extension on Friday and Saturday, March 20-21.
Penn State releases a performance data summary of alfalfa and cool-season forage grass variety trials conducted in 2014.
Snow Mold diagnostic techniques shed light on winter fungus
Crop Insurance Improvements – improved risk management tools broaden usability
Consider The Supplemental Coverage Option in your crop insurance package.
If you are an organic-crop producer in the Northeast, or a farmer interested in transitioning to organic, there is a new resource available to provide the research-based information you need to be successful.
Approximately 20 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, including over six million children. Allergens in the air, such as pollen and animal dander, as well as chemicals found in pesticides, cleaners and other products, can potentially irritate the lungs and be triggers for asthma attacks in some individuals. Pay attention to pests and how they are managed to help reduce conditions that irritate the lungs to help prevent asthma attacks.
There is one familiar furry resident in your home landscape which does tremendous damage in the winter months, but it’s not the famous Phil from Punxsutawney...
On February 8, Professor of Weed Ecology David Mortensen was awarded the 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Award by the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). Presented as part of the PASAbilities Award Series at PASA’s 24th annual Farming for the Future conference, the award recognizes Mortensen for his research, teaching and leadership in the sustainable agriculture field.
Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment. A new study found that greater numbers of resistant bacteria exist close to some waste water treatment works, and that these plants are likely to be responsible for at least half of the increase observed.
Penn State Extension and the Penn State Master Well Owner Network are excited to offer a special one hour webinar on March 10, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in recognition of National Groundwater Awareness Week.
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, based in McKean County, PA, assisted farmers and other pesticide applicators protect the groundwater that flows beneath their feet by offering an extension program about groundwater.
Arsenic is the biggest public-health problem for water in the United States -- yet we pay far less attention to it than we do to lesser problems. Private wells present continuing risks. Even low doses of arsenic may reduce intelligence in children. There are also well-documented risks of cancer, heart disease, and reduced lung function.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hypertension, or high blood pressure affects one out three adults. Having hypertension increases our risk for strokes and heart attacks.