The Chesapeake Bay Commission will hear a midpoint assessment of the progress states are making toward meeting their 2017 Chesapeake Bay cleanup milestones at its next meeting on September 10-11 in Alexandria, Virginia.
Shade may limit the presence of invasive plants along streams and rivers, based on a study conducted using stream condition data collected by means of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (SVAP).
Sixty-eight McKean County Residents delivered medications to the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Unwanted Medication Collection Program on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the Penn State Extension Office in Smethport.
There is still one week left of summer. Now is the time to be thinking ahead and preparing for the winter season. Here are a few reminders as we wrap up the Summer of 2015.
A look at the various sectors’ uses of natural gas patterns
Packing lunches can be a real chore for a tired mom or dad. If your child attends a public school, the National School Lunch guidelines help cafeteria employees to plan lunches that are served at school. The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 100,000 public and non-profit private schools.
Picturesque may be the first word that comes to mind when describing the Japanese white pine, Pinus parviflora. This graceful, slow-growing tree typically grows on steep slopes or dry, rocky ridges in its native habitat in Japan and Korea.
If you play a word association game with a green industry professional, the typical response for a ground cover might be a juniper. They provide beauty year-round and are pretty tough plants. But what if you are looking for something that shows a little more ‘change’ throughout the growing season?
Being a part of a well functioning team is important at any stage of life.
How the use of unmanned aerial vehicles -- commonly called UAVs -- will change operations in the oil and natural gas industries will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
We recently spent an afternoon with Larry King of Harvest Valley Farms in Valencia, Pennsylvania. Larry grows vegetables on 160 acres with his brother Art and nephew Dave.
Since school has started for most of us in the area, the gardener in us should go back to basics this fall...
Soil in high tunnels isn’t exposed to the elements like soil in the field is, and if the plastic is kept on the tunnels for multiple winters, little leaching takes place. Thus, nutrients and salts can accumulate. How much difference does taking the covers off for one winter make?
Diversified farming means we have to be experts in the production requirements for each of the products we produce. On top of that, we need to be able to have a market for each product. How we plan to sell our products is just as important as deciding how we will grow them.
Continuing dry conditions throughout the state are hastening the decline of pumpkin vines in many fields. This raises the question of when pumpkins should be cut from the vine, and how best to store them through October. Ruth Hazzard of U Mass Extension wrote the following article on this topic a couple of years ago. If you are asking yourself whether it is time to harvest pumpkins or not, take a few minutes to review this excellent discussion on harvest timing and postharvest handling of pumpkins.
“As an early childhood educator, you must continually look forward and look back, even as you stay focused on the real children in front of you and the context of their lives.” (Curtis and Carter 2011)
Salsa is one of the most popular condiments used today. Because of its popularity, many cooks want to prepare and can salsa at home.
If you are considering using a pesticide, it is important to make sure you are in compliance with Pennsylvania law.
Foundations of Child Development (available for Child Care Center Teachers & for Family Child Care Providers); Rock Solid: Building Positive Relationships, Birth – 3 years Parts 1 & 2; Go Healthy! It All Begins With You
The past seven days were abnormally warm and dry across the state. About half of the state received less than a quarter of an inch of precipitation since last Wednesday, and around 20 percent did not observe anything at all. A change to cooler and wetter weather will occur from midweek through the upcoming weekend.