Child care trainings are being offered in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties
Winter workshops for commercial fruit growers have been scheduled for nine locations throughout the Commonwealth. Program highlights include: Fungicide Resistance Management Strategies for Apple Scab, Powdery Mildew and Brown Rot; The Impact of BMSB Management on IPM Systems in Fruit Orchards; Managing Perennial and Other Hard-to-Control Weeds in New and Established Pome and Stone Fruit Orchards; Adjusting Orchard Practices to Climate Changes; and Pesticide Applicator Training.
One of the greatest challenges for sheep and goat producers is preventing and controlling internal parasites in their animals.
Thomas G. Ford, Commercial Horticulture Educator, Penn State Extension, Cambria County - Garlic growers in Canada and several northeastern states have seen crop losses of 80-90% in sections of fields infested with the stem/bloat nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci).