Soybean aphids, grasshoppers, and Japanese beetle pressure and disease pressure both low for now.
Soybean aphids have started to show up across the commonwealth and we are monitoring the Western Bean Cutworm.
Both agronomic risk and economics should be considered before an early fungicide application on corn.
People are concerned about the effect pesticides have on wildlife and the environment. Specifically, there is a lot of discussion about the role pesticides play in the decline of pollinators; both honeybees and wild insects.
American consumers love to buy the latest and greatest; whether it’s electronic gadgets, new cars, or the latest fashions. I suspect many gardeners are the same way, looking for the latest in new perennials, hanging basket designs, or tomato cultivars. At times though, it is worth looking at the tried and true.
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Two horses were confirmed infected with VSV (New Jersey serotype) by compatible clinical signs and complement fixation test (CFT) antibody titer on Texas premises.
Penn State Extension Offering Free Energy Review
Fact Sheet and Worksheet Now Available
What a bargain! The price looks great, but are you really getting a bargain? When buying livestock, there are a number of things you should consider before you make the commitment to purchase. Here are a few things to take a closer look at.
USDA has recently noticed that some growers are using bleach (Clorox TM) as a disinfectant in post-harvest washing systems. Disinfectants are regulated the same way as pesticides and unless the label on the bottle indicates EPA approval for washing fruits and vegetables, it is against federal law to use it for that purpose.
The cold is a distant memory and so is the never-ending winter we experienced. Groundhog Day was a fun diversion to remind us spring was finally on its way...
Purchasing equipment in the beginning years of a business is a daunting task! There are so many options, and so many ways to farm. Equipment is a huge time saver, however, it can be hugely expensive, and sometimes extremely frustrating. How do you negotiate what to buy in the first years of a business? Have a researched plan. Try it out. Stick to a budget. Stay flexible.
Intersex fish have been found in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio river basins, indicating that the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals are more widespread than previously known. New U.S. Geological Survey-led research published in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment found two fish species, smallmouth bass and white sucker, exhibiting the effects of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Intersex characteristics caused by hormones and hormone-mimicking compounds include immature eggs in male fish.
A workshop designed to educate municipalities, engineers, watershed groups and students about the value of trees and green infrastructure in water quality was held on June 9, 2014 at the York Water Company Employee Center in York County.
How can you make your comprehensive plan better support economic development? That will be the topic of a Web-based seminar kicking off a summer-fall land-use series offered by Penn State Extension.
A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will look at the shale gas industry's workforce and training.
New Resources Available to Help Farmers Identify Opportunities
In some places entrepreneurial growth abounds. Economic incubators and a creative or innovating culture help support new entrepreneurs.