All of us including children experience stress. Kids may have stress from a variety of sources at home, school, or friends and relationships...
The dairy industry in 2015 is experiencing a similar down cycle to 2009 and 2012. These volatile market swings are not new or unexpected. There are management practices that can be implemented to help sustain the dairy operation.
The Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA) will make available safety grants up to $10,000 to encourage ag safety interventions at the local and regional level.
While cooler days are coming in the next few weeks, warm weather will still be around. So remember to stay well hydrated as you enjoy outdoor activities this time of year!
Longer, more severe, and hotter droughts and a myriad of other threats, including diseases and more extensive and severe wildfires, are threatening to transform some of the world's temperate forests, a new study has found. Without informed management, some forests could convert to shrublands or grasslands within the coming decades.
The National Ground Water Association’s Protect Your Groundwater Day was held on September 8, 2015. Groundwater protection strategies are especially important in Pennsylvania which is home to over one million private water wells and springs, but is one of the few states that do not provide statewide regulations to protect these rural drinking water supplies.
Greening the Lower Susquehanna conservation corps volunteers had the opportunity to help maintain a rain garden on the base of the U.S. Air Force 193rd Special Operations Wing in Middletown.
The Chesapeake Bay Commission will hear a midpoint assessment of the progress states are making toward meeting their 2017 Chesapeake Bay cleanup milestones at its next meeting on September 10-11 in Alexandria, Virginia.
Shade may limit the presence of invasive plants along streams and rivers, based on a study conducted using stream condition data collected by means of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (SVAP).
Sixty-eight McKean County Residents delivered medications to the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Unwanted Medication Collection Program on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the Penn State Extension Office in Smethport.
There is still one week left of summer. Now is the time to be thinking ahead and preparing for the winter season. Here are a few reminders as we wrap up the Summer of 2015.
A look at the various sectors’ uses of natural gas patterns
Packing lunches can be a real chore for a tired mom or dad. If your child attends a public school, the National School Lunch guidelines help cafeteria employees to plan lunches that are served at school. The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 100,000 public and non-profit private schools.
Picturesque may be the first word that comes to mind when describing the Japanese white pine, Pinus parviflora. This graceful, slow-growing tree typically grows on steep slopes or dry, rocky ridges in its native habitat in Japan and Korea.
If you play a word association game with a green industry professional, the typical response for a ground cover might be a juniper. They provide beauty year-round and are pretty tough plants. But what if you are looking for something that shows a little more ‘change’ throughout the growing season?
Being a part of a well functioning team is important at any stage of life.
How the use of unmanned aerial vehicles -- commonly called UAVs -- will change operations in the oil and natural gas industries will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
We recently spent an afternoon with Larry King of Harvest Valley Farms in Valencia, Pennsylvania. Larry grows vegetables on 160 acres with his brother Art and nephew Dave.
Since school has started for most of us in the area, the gardener in us should go back to basics this fall...
Soil in high tunnels isn’t exposed to the elements like soil in the field is, and if the plastic is kept on the tunnels for multiple winters, little leaching takes place. Thus, nutrients and salts can accumulate. How much difference does taking the covers off for one winter make?