With hundreds of commercial vendors, demonstrations of new products and technologies, and a slew of experts on hand from academia, government and industry, Penn State's Ag Progress Days offers a unique opportunity for producers to learn new production methods and improve their operations, according to Bob Oberheim, Ag Progress Days manager.
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Recently within a three week period, a father and son in both Wisconsin and Iowa perished in swine facility manure pit incidents.
A teen is tackling serious water quality issues that threaten the health of rivers, streams and groundwater. Now she has just put the final touches on her research of a plastic adsorbent that removes pharmaceutical drugs from water sources.
When detected early, Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics. Left untreated, the disease can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system.
Ponds and creeks are favorite habitats for many frogs, turtles, and snakes. You can help map Pennsylvania’s herpetofauna.
Penn State Extension Water Resource Educators, Jim Clark and Jennifer Fetter, presented an hour long water workshop at the Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Conference held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Penn State.
Families can play minigames, get valuable health and safety information, taste nutritious food and drink, and participate in hands-on educational activities in the Family Room building at Penn State's 2015 Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20, according to specialists in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Have you ever driven past that old big box store sitting vacant or that abandoned industrial complex in your community? Do you sometimes wonder whether these structures will ever be used again?
Spotted wing drosophila is being consistently found in low numbers in various locations across the northeast, so growers of susceptible berry or other fruit crops should be monitoring for this pest, and be prepared to take steps for management.
With peach season in full swing, a review of management strategies for controlling brown rot is discussed. Fire blight is still an issue due to continued tree growth thanks to the rain we have received. As a result of new growth on apple trees, growers need to be vigilant, especially when controlling for insects, such as aphids. The persistent wet conditions have also been an issue for root rot diseases on apple and growers need to be mindful of trees planted in heavy, poorly drained soils.
Nutsedge is a weed being seen in a number of orchards that seems to be a bigger problem this year than in previous years.
The 2015 season appears to be one of the unique years when the degree-days accumulation are quite close to the average heat accumulation over the last ten years.
There has been much confusion this season being able to tell the difference between bacterial spot disease and copper injury. This article will describe symptoms in detail, as well as offer guidance to avoid the pitfalls of using copper for disease control.
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There are numerous insects that can be considered “beneficial” in that they are predators or parasitoids of pest insects. Predators feed on various life stages of insect pests, while parasitoids live in or on them, eventually killing the pest. Unless you regularly use broad-spectrum insecticides, they already are more active in your garden than you realize.
Let's face it, gardeners -- hydrangeas are terrific landscape plants. They do have deer issues, don't always bloom reliably, and sometimes the flower color isn't quite what we want. Not to fret -- although the hydrangea breeders haven't yet solved the deer browsing problems, they have introduced some new cultivars that are reliable bloomers/re-bloomers. Depending on the hydrangea species/cultivar, flower color may or may not be impacted by soil pH.
Over the past several years, bacterial diseases have become an increasing problem in tomato and pepper fields across Pennsylvania. Last year it was tomato while this year it seems to be more on pepper depending on where you are in the Pennsylvania.