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Turmeric
June 5, 2017
What’s all the buzz about turmeric? We see it on the front cover of food magazines and hear about it on talk shows, but what is all the fuss about?
Forested stream in winter Photo: Sandy Smith, Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension Webinar Discusses Nature’s Financial Benefits
May 22, 2017
What is nature worth? Does it have a hidden value beyond the beauty and welfare of a community? What are we willing to pay to maintain or enhance our quality of life, health, cost of living and economy that nature provides? Watch this 1 hour recorded webinar.
Lady's Mantle, Photo by Pamela T. Hubbard
The Highs and Lows of Gardening: Vines and Groundcovers
May 18, 2017
Plant gorgeous vines and beautiful groundcovers to solve some common problems in your garden.

Penn State Extension News

Kulcsar tapped to lead Department of Ag Economics, Sociology, and Education
June 14, 2017
Laszlo Kulcsar, professor of sociology and head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Kansas State University, will join Penn State as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, effective Aug. 1.
Scientists to study how soil health is influenced by pest-management tactics
June 14, 2017
An entomologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and compare how various pest-management regimes affect the health of soils. John Tooker, associate professor of entomology, will lead the project, which is titled "Exploring Soil Health and Pest Management Trade Offs to Maximize Crop Productivity."
Penn State Extension educators develop plan to educate plain sect on food safety
June 13, 2017
Penn State Extension educators have developed food-safety training programs to accommodate the cultural norms of plain sect — Amish and Mennonite — farmers.

Upcoming Regional Events

Master Gardener Garden Tour: Cumberland County
When: June 25, 2017
Where: Carlisle, PA
Integrated Pest Management
When: June 27, 2017
Where: Camp Hill, PA
Twilight Weed Tour
When: June 28, 2017
Where: Manheim, PA
Farming for Success
When: June 29, 2017
Where: Manheim, PA