Berks County

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

Berks County News

Blueberry Picking by Andrew Malone at flickr.com - CC0 Public Domain
Blueberries: Little Blue Gems for Good Health
July 10, 2017
It’s blueberry picking season in Central Pennsylvania! This is a wonderful family activity that provides a great opportunity for exercise as well as a healthy food for your family to enjoy.
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.

Penn State Extension News

Agricultural research center site of cutting-edge research, Ag Progress Days
August 9, 2017
Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and innovative education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and is also the location of the annual Ag Progress Days expo.
So, you want to raise sheep or goats? Attend this workshop
August 8, 2017
Southwestern Pennsylvania provides an ideal environment to raise sheep and goats. Rolling hills may not be suitable for crop production, but they can provide high-quality pasture for sheep and goat production.
Land-use webinar to focus on aligning transportation with local planning
August 7, 2017
How the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is connecting transportation projects with local municipal land-use planning initiatives will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

Spotlight

Upcoming Regional Events

Home Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning Basics
When: August 21, 2017
Where: Collegeville, PA
Cooking Institute: Melons
When: August 22, 2017
Where: Lebanon, PA
Equine Pasture Walk
When: August 22, 2017
Where: Pottstown, PA
Cooking Institute: Melons
When: August 22, 2017
Where: Lebanon, PA
On Farm Soybean Field Day
When: August 23, 2017
Where: Lebanon, PA