Dauphin County News
September 30, 2014Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free workshop on “Honeybees in Home Gardens” on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
September 16, 2014Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen involved with Ramorum Blight/Sudden Oak Death was detected in plants (among a total of 52,000 plants) shipped to the eastern U. S. from a nursery in Oregon. Some of the plants may have been shipped to Pennsylvania.
September 15, 2014Boxwood blight was recently detected in a landscape in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Boxwood blight was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2011 in Lancaster County.
Penn State Extension News
Long-time extension educators endow animal science scholarship
August 22, 2014Eugene and Carol Schurman, of Clymer, Pennsylvania, have given $50,000 to establish the Eugene and Carol Schurman Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The scholarship will benefit students with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to animal science majors.
Land-use webinar to explore conservation easements
August 21, 2014Conservation easements and their role in enhancing the landscapes and greenways of Pennsylvania communities will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Public urged to be on watch for invasive Asian longhorned beetles
August 15, 2014By spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts, Pennsylvanians can help keep the non-native, invasive wood-boring threat to the state’s trees at bay, according to agriculture officials.
Upcoming Regional Events
Pesticide Applicator Short Course
When: September 29 - October 3, 2014Where: York, PA
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
Event CanceledWhen: September 30, 2014Where: Carlisle, PA
When: October 2, 2014Where: Lebanon, PA
Backyard Gardeners - Compost Happens - Trash to Treasure
When: October 7, 2014Where: Lebanon, PA
Amateur Herbalists - The Herbs of Autumn
When: October 8, 2014Where: Lebanon, PA