Penn State Scout School and Diagnostic Clinic Dates Set for 2015.
One, if not the biggest time for cut-flowers is approaching quickly- Valentine’s Day...
If we consider fighting blight we all win!
Many streams in Pennsylvania suffer from degraded stream banks and increased erosion due to adjacent land disturbance. The latest webinar in the Penn State Water Resources Extension series focused on the need for simple and inexpensive methods for stabilizing stream banks and explained how live staking can fill this need.
DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council Wednesday completed work on a Transition Report to the incoming Wolf Administration and DEP Secretary on environmental issues facing Pennsylvania and the Department of Environmental Protection.
2015 WREN Grant proposals are due March 20, 2015. Funded project activities must begin on or after July 1, 2015 and end June 30, 2016.
The PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers announced the opening of the 2015 PA River Sojourns Grant cycle. The deadline for applications is February 27.
Winter is a cold and windy season and this year is no exception. But people aren’t the only ones looking for a warm place to stay. Pests are looking for shelter, too, as well as water and food sources. This is a great time of year to practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to keep pests from becoming a problem in your child care facility.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. Fourth in the series discusses youth perspective on community change and future prospects.
Bacterial spot is becoming an increasingly devastating disease of tomato in the mid-Atlantic region. Not only can the pathogen directly damage the fruit, severe foliar infection can lead to defoliation reducing both the quality and quantity of marketable fruit. This may be due in part to the increasing frequency of severe weather events that favor disease development as well as shorter rotations between tomatoes due to the economic value of the crop.
Even when you are well educated about the types of foods to avoid for your type of food allergy, dining out may cause anxiety as others are responsible for preparing your food.
The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
Estimates are that 1 of 7 households in Pennsylvania has at least an acre of trees. These woodland owners really like their woodlands. If you are one of these lucky owners, do you have questions about caring for your woods? To answer your questions, mark your calendar for March 20 and 21 for the Private Forest Landowners Conference in Altoona, PA.
Researchers at the University of Maryland are conducting a nationwide survey of vegetable and fruit growers to better understand how the FDA's proposed rule on produce safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act will impact them. As an incentive to take the survey, participants have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a free Apple iPad after completing the survey.
Irrigation water can save a crop during drought, and is necessary to grow crops in sheltered environments such as greenhouses and high tunnels. That water can come from a variety of sources and its chemistry can vary tremendously. This impacts the ease of operating an irrigation system, plant nutrition, whether fertilizers and pesticides are effective, and ultimately a farm’s productivity.
Does it affect you? New requirements will go into effect on January 1, 2015 for workplaces under Federal OSHA jurisdiction.
With endocrine-disrupting compounds affecting fish populations in rivers as close as Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and as far away as Israel's Jordan, a new research study shows that soils can filter out and break down at least some of these emerging contaminants. The results suggest that water pollution can be diminished by spraying treated wastewater on land rather than discharging it directly into streams, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
The study of a graduate student includes the draining of ponds to verify fish counted on video. This leads to findings that can help fisheries managers control the invasive hydrilla.
USGS scientists assessed water quality in source (untreated) water from 6,600 wells in regionally extensive aquifers that supply most of the groundwater pumped for the Nation’s drinking water, irrigation, and other uses. The new USGS reports highlight how geology, hydrology, geochemistry, and chemical use affect the concentrations of individual contaminants in groundwater.