Bedford County News
February 6, 2015Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
January 29, 2015The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
Penn State Extension News
New crop production guide aimed at helping farmers tap growing organic markets
February 27, 2015If you are an organic-crop producer in the Northeast, or a farmer interested in transitioning to organic, there is a new resource available to help provide the research-based information you need to be successful. The newly published Penn State Organic Crop Production Guide is among the most comprehensive university-produced guides in the country.
Penn State Extension plays critical role in educating food suppliers
February 23, 2015In the last few years, as the federal government has tightened safety regulations across the food supply chain to prevent foodborne illness, the role Penn State Extension plays in educating growers and processors to comply with new prevention-based controls has become critical.
Webinar to explore where fracking water goes in shale-gas production
February 13, 2015When hydrofracturing of a shale-gas well occurs, millions of gallons of water is injected deep underground at high pressure. Normally, only a fourth to a fifth of that volume flows back above ground. Where does the rest of it go?
Upcoming Regional Events
Green Industry Winter Updates: "Spray Adjuvants for the Green Industry" and "Controlling Grassy Weeds in Turfgrass with Herbicides"
When: March 2, 2015Where: Huntingdon, PA
Appalachian Tree Fruit Meeting 2015
When: March 3, 2015Where: Bedford, PA
18th Annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference
When: March 7, 2015Where: Bedford, PA
Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling
When: March 7, 2015Where: Tyrone, PA
Turf & Ornamental Update
When: March 12, 2015Where: Altoona, PA