Berks County

Spotted Lanternfly
An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.

Berks County News

Spotted lanternfly 4th instar nymphs. Photo: E. Swackhamer, Penn State
How to Comply with the Spotted Lanternfly Regulations
June 2, 2017
Lycorma delicatula, commonly known as the spotted lanternfly (SLF), is a new invasive insect in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Photo by Eric Hurlock
New Bosses Settling in at Extension Area 9
May 30, 2017
Article written and published in Lancaster Farming May 26, 2017 by Philip Gruber, Staff Writer, introduces Stephanie Shirk and Greg Gnatt. Photo by Eric Hurlock.
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Type 2 Diabetes and Surgical Solutions
May 16, 2017
Some patients with Type 2 Diabetes may find that surgery may be the solution to diabetic situation.

Penn State Extension News

Kulcsar tapped to lead Department of Ag Economics, Sociology, and Education
June 14, 2017
Laszlo Kulcsar, professor of sociology and head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Kansas State University, will join Penn State as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, effective Aug. 1.
Scientists to study how soil health is influenced by pest-management tactics
June 14, 2017
An entomologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and compare how various pest-management regimes affect the health of soils. John Tooker, associate professor of entomology, will lead the project, which is titled "Exploring Soil Health and Pest Management Trade Offs to Maximize Crop Productivity."
Penn State Extension educators develop plan to educate plain sect on food safety
June 13, 2017
Penn State Extension educators have developed food-safety training programs to accommodate the cultural norms of plain sect — Amish and Mennonite — farmers.

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Upcoming Regional Events

4-H Youth Chef Camp
When: June 26-29, 2017
Where: Collegeville, PA
Twilight Weed Tour
When: June 28, 2017
Where: Manheim, PA
Farming for Success
When: June 29, 2017
Where: Manheim, PA
Twilight Tour
When: July 6, 2017
Where: Lancaster, PA
Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning
When: July 8, 2017
Where: Lancaster, PA