Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free workshop on “Pollinator-Friendly Gardening” on Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting a Family Garden Day on Saturday, June 6, 2015, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.
Penn State Master Gardeners are offering a Summer Garden Camp for youth ages 7 to 12 or in grades 3 to 6 at the Penn State Extension office on Allen Road in Carlisle. There will be five sessions of growing, learning, hands-on fun on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the following dates: June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28, and August 11, 2015. Registration is required by June 8, 2015
Penn State Extension and the Dickinson College Farm are excited announce an evening program targeted at High Tunnel Production issues. This free event is on May 28th from 6 - 8:30 pm at the Dickinson College Farm.
The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
The safe disposal of chemical products is an important practice for both applicators and consumers.
The North American Manure Expo event will be in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on July 14th and 15th. One new promotional twist for the Manure Expo is a T-shirt contest that is just plain fun.
Cover crops offer many benefits: they help protect soil from water and wind erosion, improve water infiltration, improve soil structure, help build soil organic matter content, they capture and recycle plant nutrients and can provide forage for your animals. Hear why leading no-till farmers use cover crops in this video.
We will be conducting Weed Resistance Workshops next week at four locations across the state. Pesticide and CCA credits available!! The two local meetings are (1) Lancaster County Extension Office on March 18th (2) Ag Heritage Building, Chambersburg on March 19th. Preregister by March 13th. Programs will run from 9 to 12 noon and costs $20.
Greenhouse and crop producers across Pennsylvania use, on average, over 27 million gallons per day for irrigation. Over 15,000 acres of irrigation occurs in micro-irrigation systems commonly found in greenhouses. Unfortunately, the quality of these water supplies is often overlooked as a potential source of plant growth issues.
Penn State Extension and The Penn State Department of Plant Science are excited announce the latest all-day Strawberry School. This school covers everything you need to know about strawberry production in one intensive day. The school will take place March 17 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Penn State Extension Office at 670 Old Harrisburg Road in Gettysburg. The early registration fee is $75 per person until March 12, 2015, then $95
Acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding urges producers to take immediate action to finalize their risk management plans for the growing season ahead of the approaching March 16 crop insurance deadline.
Low prices for commodity crops are never good for agricultural producers. But for small farmers, many of whom already depend on off-farm income, this is not a good scenario. Navigating this uncertain financial terrain is not for the faint of heart; fortunately, at-risk residents in rural communities have the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) on their side to provide them with the information they need. Land-grant universities (LGU) provide research-based information through non-formal, non-credit to residents in their state.
If you are anxious, after a long winter, to get outside and start digging in your vegetable garden, then this is the gardening workshop for you. Join local garden guru George Weigel for Ready, Set, Grow! on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office in Carlisle, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.
Join Penn State Master Gardeners for a season-long series of informal workshop sessions about creating a beautiful garden while preserving a healthy environment.
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free workshop on “Soil Health and Cover Crops” on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
Irrigation 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.
The Professional Pest Manager's School offers category and core recertification credits that help you keep up with changes in regulations, product information, and your roles and responsibilities as a pesticide applicator.
Penn State Extension in Cumberland County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links program. The program is designed to help families and individuals with low incomes stretch their food dollars to achieve a healthy diet. Nutrition Links staff teach families with young children, older adults and youth through a variety of program styles.