Groundwater constitutes a critical component of our water resources, especially during dry seasons and droughts, and in regions lacking reliable access to surface water.
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Methane emissions from natural gas production sites have been heavily scrutinized in past years. Dr. Kenneth J. Davis, Professor of Meteorology, Penn State University, will be presenting this month’s webinar on, “What We Know and Don’t Know about Methane Emissions Associated with Shale Gas Production”. (more...)
Q. I've read in one or two places that strawberries continue to ripen after harvest, but most other articles I've read say they don't. Do they continue to ripen after harvest or not?
From retail to non-profit and public school to private foundation, the Southeast Region’s new Tree Fruit and Green Industry Extension Educator brings a variety of experiences to her extension position.
Penn State Extension has planned nine winter educational meetings for growers in the various fruit growing regions of Pennsylvania. The meetings are designed to address current challenges with the latest research based information.
Dr. Bill Lamont shares his thoughts on the potential for extracting energy from waste agricultural plastics.
One of the last tasks in getting orchards ready for winter is planning your strategy to control voles and prevent their damage. Word around the state is that vole populations were up last year, and growers should be on the alert again this season. Vole populations exhibit distinctive population fluctuations of approximately 4-year cycles.
Prostrate knotweed (Polygonum aviculare) is a summer annual.
December is in the midst of holiday celebrations. Halloween and Thanksgiving have passed, while Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter, along with many other cultural celebrations, are just around the corner. And of course there are children’s birthdays! With so many celebrations throughout the year, now is the perfect time to promote making them healthy ones.
Collaboration works when individuals representing various groups or agencies enjoy and trust working with each other. This trust does not occur overnight. It develops over time, perhaps working on a small project together and then increasing goals for a bigger project the next time
Mild temperatures and more precipitation in the forecast.
Managing your soil acidity can maximize soil productivity, increase efficiency of crop production inputs and save money.
Join Penn State Extension Educators and Specialists at a location near you to learn about many topics including soil health or soybean production.
Two large statewide agricultural expos will be held in January 2015 and both events will include agricultural safety and health activities.
Penn State researchers are seeking 50 residents living in rural Lancaster County who are interested in science and energy to participate in the Marcellus Community Science Volunteer Program, a ten-week program exploring the natural and social sciences through the context of natural gas development.
A team of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MCPA) scientists measured 127 organic chemicals in groundwater underlying urbanized areas in Minnesota. These chemicals include ones commonly used and consumed in our daily lives, in products such as human–use and veterinary pharmaceuticals, fragrances, surfactants, plastic components, and fire retardants.
Conserving nature can improve human lives. From forest watersheds that perform natural filtration of drinking water to coral reefs that break tsunami waves before they flatten seaside villages, intact ecosystems provide innumerable services to human society. Might biodiversity be healthy for the ecosystem and also protect people against infectious diseases?