An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
Berks County News
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.
Berks County / Penn State Extension Partnership
June 17, 2015Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach discusses the Penn State Connection with Extension District Director Greg Gnatt and the infestation of the Spotted Lanternfly in Berks with Extension horticulture educator Emelie Swackhamer. Berks Community TV (BCTV) - "County Connection" aired live on June 15, 2015.
Penn State Extension News
Extension offers home-study courses on beef, sheep, goat, swine production
August 28, 2015Pennsylvania producers looking for information about how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable through pasture and grazing management can take advantage of a home study course offered by Penn State Extension this fall.
Ag Progress Days sessions to cover workforce and economic development, avian flu
August 14, 2015Government officials, industry representatives and university experts will gather in public forums at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 18-20 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, to exchange ideas and discuss solutions for two critical issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture: workforce and economic development, and highly pathogenic avian influenza. Both sessions are open to the public.
Agricultural 'Brigadoon' offers a wide assortment of activities for visitors
August 11, 2015Almost Brigadoon-like, a small agricultural "city" is nearly ready to spring up amongst the fields at Rock Springs, along state Route 45, 9 miles southwest of State College. Penn State's Ag Progress Days, one of the East's largest agricultural expositions, will be held Aug. 18-20, providing visitors with about 150 acres of commercial and educational exhibits, crop displays, machinery demonstrations, family and youth activities, equine presentations, workshops and an agricultural museum.
Upcoming Regional Events
Better Kid Care: Moving With The Brain in Mind - I Am Moving, I Am Learning
When: September 8, 2015Where: Lebanon, PA
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Programs for Meat and Poultry Processors (HACCP)
When: September 9-10, 2015Where: Glen Mills, PA
Amateur Herbalists - Pairing Tomatoes and Herbs
When: September 9, 2015Where: Lebanon, PA
Pruning for Professionals
When: September 10, 2015Where: Elizabethtown, PA
Southeast PA Crops Summer Twilight Meeting
When: September 10, 2015Where: Bernville, PA