The cooler days of fall are right around the corner, marking a time when gardeners find renewed energy after the heat of summer. Whether you’re digging a new bed, dividing or moving perennials or planting trees and shrubs, fall is the perfect time of year to tackle such projects. These tasks are more physically demanding for the gardener than routine summer maintenance.
Bouts of humid sticky weather intermixed with short cool, dry episodes continue. No widespread rainfall in the near future.
Small grains trial yields and other performance data now posted. Significant differences reported between varieties.
Variety selection can be as important as your management practices when seeking to limit fusarium head blight and toxins.
Consider this window of opportunity to get a jump on your liming requirements
Did your corn fields run out of gas (Nitrogen) in this wet year? Here’s a test to determine whether your Nitrogen management was “Too much, too little, or just right.”
Soybean Sentinel Plot Update – Reports from around the State
Continuation from Aug 5th article
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.
You dream of being a farmer. You love working outside, growing your own food, and being your own boss, but then reality sets in. The time commitment, the loans, and the pressure to produce suddenly make starting a new farm seem like a crazy idea.
Results of this years Quiz Bowl.
What is the El Nino phenomenon and what impacts might it have on our northeastern weather and forests?
Finally, after all the hard work, timing the weather, and defending your garden from invaders, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Air pollution affects each of the 17.7 million people who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. But it doesn’t just cloud the air we breathe. Airborne pollutants can also harm our land and water, fueling the growth of harmful algae blooms that create oxygen-depleted dead zones in the Bay.
Pond scum. The Penn State Extension receives a lot of phone calls about pond scum this time of year. So what exactly is the pond scum? Well, it could be any number of things. Sometimes it is watermeal or duckweed or both.
Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap as many folks believe that they cause weight gain. Potatoes are considered a vegetable; however, because they are a starchy vegetable, it is recommended to eat only up to five cups a week based on a 2000 calorie diet. Every day we should strive to eat two and one half cups of vegetables.
Much has been in the news regarding wet and dry gas, and the need for gas processing plants to separate components other than methane often found in wet gas. How does dry gas and wet gas production affect the landowner and the royalty income? (more...)
Late blight is continuing to spread in commercial tomato and potato fields and now has been confirmed on tomato in a home garden in Lehigh County. This is the first report from a home garden this season.
This has been a wet year and plant pathogens have done very well, especially on herbaceous annual and perennial plants. Downy mildews, powdery mildews, fungal leaf spots, and bacterial diseases of leaves have all thrived in 2014.