Saturday, December 6, 2014, Penn State Extension will be hosting a free Project WET Workshop for educators interested in teaching about water. The workshop will be held at the Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center at 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA. Registration is limited to 30 participants and the deadline to reserve your spot is November 25, 2014.
Penn State Extension, Dauphin Co seeking candidate with BS degree in Science or Education to facilitate 4-H School Enrichment programs to school age audiences, 15-18 hours weekly.
Those attending the course will have the option to continue as a partner in a year-long parasite research project, provided through a NE SARE Research and Education Grant.
The spotted lanternfly is native to China, India, Japan, and Vietnam and has been detected for the first time in the United States in northeastern Berks County, Pennsylvania.
The core exam for public and commercial pesticide applicators has been closed book for quite some time, while the category exams remained open book.
The cooler wet field conditions made white mold a challenging disease to manage in snap beans this past season. Numerous acres were passed over for harvest as a result and overall quality was reduced not only in Pennsylvania but in surrounding states as well.
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team will host 35 meetings this fall on the Margin Protection Program also known as the MPP- Dairy. Meetings will be held across the state during the day and evening.
Bills have a way of always going up, and very rarely coming down. Food bills fluctuate according to the number of trips to the grocery store and number of times eating out. Luckily, food bills can go down if you are willing to stick to a budget.
The Crops to Cow program on November 11, 2014, will examine cropping strategies, the connection with feed management, and ultimately how this can be a win-win situation for profitability and improving the environment
Click2Science: Minds-On Learning - Reflecting and Processing; Emergent Literacy: Supporting Children's Development
One of the worst stressors in a cook’s world is looking for an ingredient and finding that you just ran out or someone used the last of it. Sometimes you can substitute ingredients and the dish still tastes good. Other times there are ingredients that have no ca good replacement.
Join 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.
Phytophthora 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.
Boxwood blight was recently detected in a landscape in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Boxwood blight was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2011 in Lancaster County.
People who complain about bumblebees flying about under the eaves of their homes are probably being annoyed by carpenter bees.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, "National Farmers Market Week." Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation's thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
Penn State Extension Offering Free Energy Review
Farmers had to tread carefully at Penn State’s Landisville research farm during a recent twilight meeting for vegetable growers.
Picnics are a popular summertime event and foodborne illnesses are more prevalent in the summer months because temperatures are higher and allow bacteria to grow faster.
USDA has recently noticed that some growers are using bleach (Clorox TM) as a disinfectant in post-harvest washing systems. Disinfectants are regulated the same way as pesticides and unless the label on the bottle indicates EPA approval for washing fruits and vegetables, it is against federal law to use it for that purpose.