If you are experiencing grub damage in turf areas, you may be wondering how much longer rescue treatments will be effective.
Local News Column, 'Easy to be Green', by Quentin Stocum
The lily leaf beetle was recently identified by Penn State ornamental extension entomologist Greg Hoover, and confirmed by state and federal regulatory agencies as a new ornamental insect pest in Pennsylvania.
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Philadelphia County win first prize for their community vegetable garden in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's City Gardens Contest!
Whenever you think of glorious fall colors, your mind’s eye inevitably includes the reddish-burnt orange glow that sugar maple brings to autumn’s landscape.
The first session of a Growing Stronger Exercise Program (Strong Women/Strong Men) will be held on October 22, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, at the Pike County Administration Bldg., 506 Broad St., Milford, PA 18337.
As the recipient of this award, Dr. Robert Van Saun is an individual who, through long and continued service, has promoted the goals of the AABP and whose accomplishments have served as a model for service to bovine agriculture through organized veterinary medicine.
Ready to stay up all night and have tons of fun?! This year’s annual 4-H Lock-In will be held at Cumberland County Extension Office on Friday and Saturday, October 25-26. The Teen Leadership Council is planning lots of fun activities, games, and crafts for everyone!
Tractor Supply Company is offering the 4-H Paper Clover Campaign. Add $1.00 at checkout and purchase a paper clover. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of paper clovers will be split among state and county 4-H Programs and National 4-H Council. This campaign will be October 9 - 20, 2013. For more information
Adults throughout Pennsylvania have a new opportunity to become volunteers for the 4-H Stream Teams Program. A free, online training will be held by Penn State Extension to teach interested adults how to form and guide youth in the 4-H Stream Teams Program.
Autumn is a good time to learn more about an important economic sector of our communities. In some Pennsylvania counties farms open their gates to the public at this time of year.
In the last issue of The Shuttle, I gave a brief overview of the various programs and resources that Penn State Extension offers in Philadelphia. For the next several issues, I am going to share a more detailed look at individual programs, volunteers and staff members who make up the Penn State Extension Philadelphia. Together our goal is to share unbiased, research-based information with local residents.
There are many types of tree nuts that grow in Pennsylvania, especially in the southern and eastern parts of the state. If you’d like to grow nuts to add to your product selection, you are more likely to be successful with a little planning and careful selection of the types of nuts you plant.
Carbon County Extension, in conjunction with their sister agencies: Carbon County Conservation District, USDA Farm Service Agency, and the Natural Resource Conservation Service, has set Thursday, November 7, 2013 as the date for their annual awards dinner.
On Monday October 7, 2014, County Council members elected new officers.
Fall decorating most likely includes pumpkins. But pumpkins are more than just a decoration. They are loaded with nutrition and do not have many calories.
As role models, child care providers can have significant influence in encouraging the children they care for to develop healthy physical activity levels. When providers are actively involved and enjoying physical activity, the children are more active and providers also benefit. Overcoming barriers and keeping it fun are key.
A new website developed by Penn State Extension specialists is designed to be a one-stop resource for those seeking information on the Health Insurance Marketplace, which was created under the federal Affordable Care Act. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a unique opportunity for small businesses, previously uninsured consumers, and others to shop for health insurance and compare plans at one location.
Most desirable plants have a difficult time growing in compacted soil, which is why gardeners are typically encouraged to plant flowers and vegetables in well-tilled soil with plenty of organic matter.