If your fields suffered from too much rain causing delayed plantings you should be fully informed of any and all crop insurance coverage implications.
This week we have 13 reports from 11 counties.
Let's get to know Carpinus caroliniana and Ostrya virginiana.
Learn more about the Center for Private Forests at Penn State and its efforts to create tools and resources to engage woodland owners.
It has just been announced that Raul Chiesa and Janet Sredy of Beckets Run Woodlands, the 2014 Pennsylvania Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, are being recognized as the 2015 Northeastern Region Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, by the American TreeFarm System, a branch of the American Forest Foundation. Now they need your vote!
July 18 Tree Farm and PFA Field Day, upcoming outreach opportunities, and PFA's Annual Meeting.
If you weren’t at the 2015 Landowners Conference, you didn’t get a chance to admire (and purchase) a commemorative Center for Private Forests Case Knife.
Updates on the 2015 Outstanding Northeast Regional Tree Farmers of the Year, MyLandPlan.org, upcoming meetings, and more.
Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.
PA Farm Fatalities Report
Penn State Extension Educators are here to help you diagnose your ornamental plant and turfgrass problems. However, depending on your schedule and ours, we may not be able to see the issue as quickly as needed. There is a lot of reference material that can assist you with making a diagnosis if the situation needs immediate attention.
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a summer annual that forms low growing mats of succulent stems and leaves.
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, offered a Home Water and Septic System Management Workshop at the Jefferson County Conservation District Office on June 17, in Brookville, PA.
The use of irrigation to support crops in Pennsylvania in fields, greenhouses, and high tunnels is growing. Irrigation water quality characteristics such as hardness, dissolved salts, and microorganisms vary depending on the local geology and type of water source. These water quality constituents can have important implications for both the health of and yield from irrigated crops.
What prudent steps can help you manage your small water system, one of your key business assets to avoid the calamity of a contaminated community water supply well or wells? If you are the owner of a water well or wells at a mobile home park, homeowners association, small community, nursing home or residential treatment facility that serves 500 people or less, you owe it to yourself and your residents to check out the benefits of DEP's voluntary Small System Source water Protection Program, available at no out-of-pocket cost.
The small (approx. 3 mm), black insects crawling all over vehicles, other surfaces, or plants in landscapes and ornamental nurseries, are adult yellow poplar weevil, Odontopus calceatus. In 2015 there has been a widespread increase in the population of this native insect in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Individuals have been misidentifying these small insects as ticks because they count the pair of antennae as a “fourth pair” of legs.
A new opportunity to learn and grow, while giving back to the community is available through Penn State Extension‘s Certified Food and Wellness Volunteer Training Program.
Is your community using all available media to the fullest?
We are continuing to observe brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) adults and nymphs in traps baited with a combination of BMSB aggregation pheromone. Now is the time to look out for the first adult male Spotted Wing Drosophilia.