You may be wondering about the effects of caffeine, in particular, or coffee and other stimulants in general. We are still learning about these powerful substances and their effects!
Consider how winter snow fits into our annual water cycle. Snow is really important to groundwater recharge. Don't grumble about the white stuff falling any more!
On the opening day of the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, the Penn State Extension Young Grower Alliance is hosting a lunch for young growers interested in networking with others pursuing the unique lifestyle involved in farming and horticulture. Featured Speaker Julie Bancroft who is with the Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board will address Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Marketing Specialty Crops. We will also hear about Kari Peter's recent trip to the fruit region of South Africa and possibilities for a 2016 YGA tour "down under!"
The Center for Private Forests at Penn State and partners are pleased to invite you to the second Pennsylvania Private Forest Landowner Conference, March 20-21, in Altoona, PA. The conference goal is to bring together private woodland owners to network, gain new understanding, and provide them with resources that will help them care for their lands.
How many have ever dreamed of establishing a forest where once there was pasture or a woodland where crops once grew? Imagine a healthy, diverse forest, a forest resistant to insects and diseases, a wooded area that will contribute to your property for generations to come.
The Junior Forest Stewards Program is morphing into the Future Forest Steward Program, to launch mid-2015.
State and federal foresters are looking for an eastern hemlock version of Superman.
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.
By assessing the impacts of a range of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, research has shown that the growth of edible crops can be affected by these chemicals -- even at the very low concentrations found in the environment.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists studying a midwestern stream conclude that pharmaceuticals and other contaminants in treated wastewater effluent discharged to the stream are transported into adjacent shallow groundwater. Other mobile chemicals found in wastewater are expected to have similar fates.
The drop in fuel prices this winter may cause many homeowners to think about finding ways to store more fuel at home. If you decide to do this, be sure to research all of the ramifications and possible pitfalls of this activity.
Researchers find a small percentage of wells accounts for the majority of emissions.
What could we be doing to strengthen the capacity of everyone who interacts with children?
Beef, sheep, meat-goat and swine producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of four home-study courses offered by Penn State Extension this winter.
In the 2014 growing season we evaluated 25 broccoli cultivars in a spring and fall crop in three locations to determine which are best suited for Pennsylvania.
As you spend winter plowing streets, salting sidewalks or just enjoying the wintery weather, have you noticed some trees hang on to their leaves after all the other have colored up and fallen to the ground?
This winter the Penn State Extension Green Industry Team will be offering the Green Industry Winter Updates Series.
Garden centers are currently stocking hardy bulbs, tantalizing gardeners with the prospect of spring color and fragrance. However, with a little advance planning and some knowledge of indoor forcing, it is possible to enjoy a patch of spring beauty even when midwinter is at its bleakest.
Poinsettia plants have been grown and used as a holiday decoration for a considerable period of time.
Mr. Jack Frost comes silently upon your garden in the early morning hours, and when daylight comes, you see sad, browned foliage and drooping flowers. What do you do next?