A workshop event was recently held for horse owners that where interested in learning more about how to take better care of the animals that they love.
The hot humid weather in early September pushed many cultivars to harvest, but since then the cool weather has slowed maturity. This weekend's warm weather may restart the push to maturity.
Autumn offers the horseman the enjoyment and pleasure of riding their horse on trails transformed into vibrant colors. Central PA has some of the most accessible horse trails that provide the opportunity to enjoy nature at the peak of its beauty.
Rain rot or rain scald, is caused by bacteria and often is mistaken for a fungal disease. The bacteria live in the outer layer of skin and cause pinpoint to large, crusty scabs to form.
The ride is open to all 4-H horse and pony members in Pennsylvania. A Leader Adult Division is also included for screened volunteers only.
Fall is a great time to be afield, there is so much to study and observe. Take a walk, take a flower book along, and learn some new species.
As we get into apple harvest in earnest, fruit growers are starting to find out whether or not they have much injury from brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). Although injury from this pest for the early varieties was less than in the past, many growers are probably wondering whether to put that last spray or two on later varieties as insurance against late season injury.
Getting roses ready for winter is not a difficult process.
Join Penn State Extension for this ten week program which will provide a foundation on which to build a commercial tree fruit business. The course material will start with orchard site selection and cover all aspects of growing tree fruit. We will conclude with marketing and a financial analysis. It is designed to meet the educational needs of new growers, starting with the basics and moving into the latest practices. The first session is in October.
The Northeastern IPM Center is publishing a growing collection of information about pests in both English and Spanish. Recent additions to the collection are a page dedicated to brown marmorated stink bug and a database of IPM resources.
You hear Economic Development organizations, governments and chambers of commerce touting that a community needs to improve their community's economic growth in order to have a viable community. However, what is Economic Growth?
Pennsylvania remains one of the few states lacking statewide regulations on the location or construction of private water wells. There have been numerous legislative attempts to pass statewide regulations in the past.
Dry weather to continue through September.
Wrapping up for the year.
Watch for another germination flush or late season regrowth.
Illustrates how kernel size can have a big impact on yield estimates.
Take advantage of the application window late in the season.
Vegetable and field crops are grown on about 2000 acres at Brian Campbell Farms. On September 12, 2014, Rachel Troyer, the food safety and integrated pest management manager, gave us a tour focusing on how they grow broccoli.
Tips to help you plant into it this fall or next spring.
Be ready when they're ready.