Paul Vigna explores the use of sulfites in wine after a local news article posted how mead producers do not add "sulfides."
You know the situation…you and your crew spent days cleaning, pruning and moving perennial and nursery stock into your overwintering houses. After a few weeks you walk through and notice some of the pots have half the media volume they had when you moved them!
Journalist, Paul Vigna, writes about the 2014 Wine Quality Improvement workshop, and what advantages it holds for winemakers and wine enthusiasts. Article includes images capturing the hands-on activities experienced by attendees to identify and remember wine defects.
Penn Live writer, Paul Vigna discusses the 2014 Benchmark Wine Tasting workshop held by Penn State Extension Enology.
Each year in February, horticultural professional growers, educators, and hobbyists are putting the finishing touches on their projects for the grand and delightful Philadelphia Flower Show.
What do you do with smaller sized woodland parcels? Can you care for them the same way that you can larger parcels? Follow these landowners' example and learn how to inventory and come up with a plan for a smaller woodlot.
Invasive species are fairly ubiquitous in our forested landscape. Why do these plants succeed? Why can’t our native species successfully compete with invasives?
How did American beech become the predominant component in many forested stands and what should a landowner do about it? Learn more about beech in Pennsylvania's forests.
During the winter, especially during the cold snaps in recent months, many enjoy recreating on frozen ponds and lakes. The goal is to be as safe as possible during winter recreation activities.
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.
Take another look in the produce section to add variety and flavor back into your meals. Parsnips resemble carrots in shape but pack a sweeter punch.
One major service that the Master Gardeners provide is plant problem diagnostics. This can be done over the phone or in person at an Extension office, although bringing a sample into the office expedites the diagnostic process.
The Northeastern IPM Center fosters the development and adoption of integrated pest management, a science-based approach to dealing with pests—one that provides economic, environmental, and human health benefits. They have created a unique annual report for 2013.
The IPM Practitioner’s 2013 Directory of Least-Toxic Pest Control Products is now available online.
While the gray dogwood has many attributes, it would never be planted alone as a specimen in the landscape.
We all know that it is very important to remove ice and snow from walkways to prevent injury. However, we often forget the damage that some of the materials we use to melt ice can do to plants and the environment.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Global Analysis-Annual 2013, was released by the National Climatic Data Center. The web site includes global and US data, and covers among other things the state of the climate, temperature, precipitation, drought, extremes, societal impacts, snow and ice, and references.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) will be releasing the latest six month’s waste and production figures this month. Join Penn State educators Matt Henderson and Dave Yoxtheimer as they analyze this recent data and current trends in this month’s webinar “A Look at Recent Well Waste and Production Data" (more)
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable.
Cole crops are the family of vegetables that include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, and kale...