An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
Berks County News
November 6, 2014Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, is a new threat to Pennsylvania and the United States. It lays egg masses of 30-50 eggs wherever there's a flat surface -- meaning that many home items easily transported can pack this pest and help it spread quickly.
September 26, 2014Greg Gnatt - New Penn State Extension district director for Schuylkill and Berks counties.
Penn State Extension News
Penn State to help Northeast agriculture adapt to potential climate change
November 19, 2014Penn State is one of 12 land-grant universities that will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Northeast Climate Hub to give the region's farmers, foresters and land managers better access to information and tools for adapting to climate and weather variability. As part of the agreement, the College of Agricultural Sciences will partner with Cornell University to develop, implement and evaluate decision-support materials for producers that describe how best to cope with -- and even take advantage of -- increasing weather-related risks.
Shale gas webinar to look at response to challenges of Bakken oil development
November 17, 2014Community challenges related to the growth of the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota are similar to those generated by development of the Marcellus Shale gas play in Pennsylvania, according to experts familiar with both situations.
Entomologists hope vigilance, research stop newly discovered spotted lanternfly
November 14, 2014People seeing the spotted lanternfly for the first time are struck by its sometimes-flashy appearance. But don't let its colorful, butterfly-like veneer fool you, caution entomologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. This exotic, invasive insect poses a potential threat to several important agricultural commodities in Pennsylvania.
Upcoming Regional Events
When: November 5 - December 10, 2014Where: Doylestown, PA
When: December 1, 2014Where: Doylestown, PA
Nutrition Links: Shop for Value, Check the Facts
When: December 1, 2014Where: Spring City, PA
Cooking Institute - Whole Grain Holiday Baking
When: December 2, 2014Where: Lebanon, PA
Nutrition Links: Plan - Know What's for Dinner & Shop - Get the Best for Less
When: December 2, 2014Where: Phoenixville, PA