An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
Berks County News
Penn State Extension Works to Support Farmers in their Start-Up and Establishing Years
October 1, 2015Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.
Additional Berks County Township Quarantined Following Spotted Lanternfly Discovery
September 1, 2015Another Berks County township is quarantined in the fight to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect new to the United States that was first found in the area last fall.
Eastern poultry producers brace for avian flu this fall as waterfowl migrate
July 21, 2015Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. All spring and summer these wild birds have shared aquatic habitats, food supplies, brood-rearing responsibilities and likely something ominous—avian flu.
Penn State Extension News
Land-use webinar to focus on resurgence of agriculture in Pittsburgh
October 13, 2015Urban agriculture will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension, addressing the resurgence of agriculture in urban zoning, healthy communities and land use.
Webinar to examine how shale gas development is affecting health, welfare
October 13, 2015How shale gas development is affecting public, animal and environmental health will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension Oct. 15.
Penn State Animal Diagnostic Lab among first lines of defense versus avian flu
September 18, 2015More than 48 million turkeys and laying hens in 21 states have died this year following an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. As wild waterfowl, which may carry the virus, begin their autumn migration, Pennsylvania is in the crosshairs, and that has Penn State's Animal Diagnostic Laboratory on high alert.
Upcoming Regional Events
Cooking Institute: Asian Noodles
When: October 13, 2015Where: Lebanon, PA
What Killed My Tree?
When: October 13, 2015Where: Doylestown, PA
Amateur Herbalists - Potpourri
When: October 14, 2015Where: Lebanon, PA
Lehigh County Open Gate Farm Tour 2015
When: October 18, 2015Where: Allentown, PA
Dining with Diabetes
When: October 19, 2015Where: Pottstown, PA