The Professional Pest Managers School offers a wide variety of trainings for licensed pesticide applicators. A one-stop shop, the school provides pesticide application focused classes in turf, landscape, pond maintenance, pool maintenance, right-of-way, nursery, indoor pest control, and invertebrate pest management. March 13th 8 am-3:30 pm at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. Deadline to register is March 9th.
Are you looking for something to do this winter and want to learn more about canning foods to enjoy during the year? Penn State Extension in Cumberland County is offering two food preservation workshops this winter.
Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering the program, Dining with Diabetes, beginning March 2, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at Cumberland County Service Center, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA . Classes will meet once a week for 4 weeks and then return for a follow-up 3 months later. Classes will be held March 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2017, with the follow-up on June 8, 2017.
One Choose MyPlate message for consumers is to make half of your plate whole grains. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.
Many cultures have customs and traditions centered on food. To celebrate health and well-being for the new year, beans and greens are symbolic menu items full of good taste and nutrition .
Regular liming is critical to good crop production in our soils. However, of all of the soil test results, pH is the only one that is consistently below optimum in our annual soil test summaries for PA.
A forum designed for consultants interested in examining their client's big picture by investigating current dairy records and budgets to make positive management decisions for the future. January 24th, 9 am-3pm.
When it comes to pesticides, trickle-down is bad economics. Farmers can use simple strategies to keep pesticides in the field and out of groundwater, Bryan Swistock, a Penn State Extension water resources specialist, said during a recent webinar.
Weeds can reduce forage palatability and be poisonous to livestock. They can also reduce the carrying capacity of a pasture. Kelly Patches, a Penn State Extension field and forage educator, discussed strategies for managing these pesky plants last month during a Grazing Guides webinar.
What is holding Pennsylvania farmers back from turbo soybean yields? Del Voight & Greg Roth, both Penn State employees speak about soybean pests & soybean production.
The newly updated Master Gardener Manual from Penn State Extension is no ordinary gardening book. It is a well-thought-through guide for home gardeners, students and professionals that takes a practical, methodical and easy-to-understand approach to the art and science of gardening. This big, nearly 800 pages, hefty 8.5-by-10-inch hardcover is a welcome addition to every gardening enthusiast's library.
Slow cookers have been updated with travel locks and automatic warm settings but the basic slow cooker is still available. Slow cookers make meal planning easier any time of year.
Buying vegetables in the winter months can be expensive. Often I hear people say “my food bill would go sky high if I bought all the vegetables that my family and I should eat in a day.” But with a few shopping tips it can be done in the winter months without breaking your budget.
Citrus fruit can be found in the market throughout the year and come in several varieties. They are very nutritious and an especially good source of vitamin C and other nutrients. Add excitement to winter meals and snacks with a burst of citrus flavor.
Bake up some holiday cheer with a little less guilt this holiday season.
Penn State Extension has planned nine educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this winter. The regional meetings are being held all across the state.
With an incubation period of one to four days, how do you know if you have the flu or just the common cold?
The risk of getting a food-borne illness can occur by tasting or sampling raw ingredients that require a cooking (heating) process. Avoid taste sampling the product during the preparation of the recipe in which raw ingredients are combined and the final product must be fully cooked.
The 12 Days 'Til Christmas Sale grossed $62,350 on 15 live lots and three embryo lots.
Many Pennsylvania farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have voluntarily implemented, at their own expense, practices aimed at improving water quality, according to newly released survey research conducted by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.