Cumberland County News
January 29, 2015Irrigation water can save a crop during drought, and is necessary to grow crops in sheltered environments such as greenhouses and high tunnels. That water can come from a variety of sources and its chemistry can vary tremendously. This impacts the ease of operating an irrigation system, plant nutrition, whether fertilizers and pesticides are effective, and ultimately a farm’s productivity. Investments in water testing and treatment can pay off rapidly if growers have the data to make good irrigation management decisions.
January 29, 20154-H will be taking orders for high quality strawberry plant bundles. These plants come from virus indexed, tissue cultured mother plants.
Penn State Extension Hosts Lambing School
January 29, 2015Penn State Extension will host a Sheep Lambing School on February 19, 2015 at the Penn State Sheep Center. The purpose of the school is to improve a sheep producer’s skills for managing pregnant ewes and managing lambing. Registration deadline is February 12th.
Penn State Extension News
Science for Solutions: Sixth Seminar of Series
January 30, 2015The Center for Nutrient Solutions presents the sixth seminar of the Science for Solutions series. "What is a Healthy Stream or Wetland Worth? Translating Ecosystem Services to Ecosystem Values, Part 2." This seminar will be presented by Rob Brooks, Professor of Geography and Ecology, and Director of Riparia at Penn State.
Lancaster Cattle Feeders Day slated for Jan. 27
January 19, 2015The annual Lancaster Cattle Feeders Day will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center.
Land-use webinar series to kick off Jan. 21 with 'official map' session
January 13, 2015A series of Web-based Penn State Extension seminars covering various land-use topics will kick off with a session about using an "official map" to aid in proactively planning for future growth.
Upcoming Regional Events
Arborist Short Course
When: January 29 - February 19, 2015Where: York, PA
Minature Landscape Gardens Class
When: January 31, 2015Where: Chambersburg, PA
When: February 2, 2015Where: Carlisle, PA
Dining with Diabetes
When: February 3, 2015Where: Gettysburg, PA
Decoding Seed Catalogs
When: February 3, 2015Where: Chambersburg, PA