The pitter patter of rain may induce you to quickly take dry refuge. Nature wants no such escape. Instead, she collects, funnels, and deposits water in some of the most innovative ways. Try a tree as your tutor and you will notice that essentially each tree is a microcosm of an entire watershed, moving water efficiently over its singular, vertically arranged landscape.
The fungal disease known as powdery mildew can be detected on the foliage of ornamental plants in area landscapes.
Dive Deeper III: Youth Water Educators Summit is a multi-state environmental education summit spotlighting innovative teaching about water. Deadline to register is September 17th
It’s time to start thinking about training and we have lots of fun trainings happening near you. Check out our Fall 2016/Spring 2017 BKC Classes Lists. Registrations are required. To register and to learn more about classes offered go to PA Keys website.
What does one do with an abundance of summer squash? With a few common kitchen gadgets and a newcomer to the marketplace, a variety of recipes for any meal is possible with little or no peeling.
Vegetarian ways of eating can have health benefits for children. Learn how to supplement nutrients that may be in short supply for child vegetarians!
The Zika virus is appearing more frequently in the United States, including a locally transmitted outbreak in Florida, and people are concerned. Now the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a Penn State researcher a grant to test whether common American mosquitoes can carry the virus.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- As of July 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 611 people had been infected with Salmonella in 45 states, likely as a result of contact with live poultry, such as chicks and ducklings, in backyard flocks. Of the people who were infected, 195 were children 5 years of age or younger and 138 were hospitalized. Twenty-six individuals were residents of Pennsylvania.
Penn State Extension educator Jennifer Fetter received the 2016 Early Career Leadership Award from the national Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP).
Two teams of Penn State natural resource Extension educators won 2016 Gold and Silver awards in the Long Publication category from the national Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP).
Eating out is common in today’s busy world. Restaurants must follow public health regulations, but it is still a good idea to be mindful of food safety when dining out...
The PA Soybean Board through the Penn State Field and Forage Crops Team sponsors an extensive network of on-farm, field scale research projects. Periodically, participating farms are highlighted in Field Crop News and the PA Soybean Board website.
David L. Swartz, District Director for Penn State Extension in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties, has received the 2016 Staff Laurate Leadership Award from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
The Penn State Extension of Dauphin County 4-H Clubs will hold their Annual 4-H Fair, August 11-13, 2016, at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg.
Bumble bees have discriminating palettes when it comes to their pollen meals, according to researchers at Penn State. The researchers found that bumble bees can detect the nutritional quality of pollen, and that this ability helps them selectively forage among plant species to optimize their diets.
Fewer female white-tailed deer disperse than males, but when they do, they typically travel more than twice as far, taking much more convoluted paths and covering larger areas, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
How long has it been since you cleaned your kitchen pantry and cupboards? If it’s been awhile, now is a good time to take stock, discard old product and clean shelves.
Poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a native woody, perennial vine. Though it doesn’t pose the same problems that other common weeds do, it has its own significant pest quality.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, as of June 1, 2016, requires people to pre-register for a pesticide certification exam in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties.
Experience 4-H for the summer, Dauphin County 4-H will be offering several day camps for youth ages 6 - 12. Come and join us for our summer camp programs and learn skills that will last a lifetime.