There are a variety of healthy food and drink choices available to stock your workplace vending machines. Consider establishing a company policy that requires at least 50% of the vending machine items be healthy options (i.e. foods lower in calories, fat, sodium, and added sugars).
Fruit growers are wondering if they will have any fruit this summer.
Perhaps that ground hog was right after all. As I sit and write this article its 74° outside and it’s only March 13th. With spring-like temperatures and the fatigue of winter setting in, I am ready to get the seed catalogs out and make a plan for my summer garden.
Cash flow statements are very useful – they may very well be the first place where a farmer will spot a trend in business performance that may benefit or harm the operation in the long run. Cash flow statements show the business’s liquidity, the ability to pay expenses as they come due.
Are you a keen gardener? Do you want to share your gardening knowledge to help others be more successful gardeners? Then you might be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener program. Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension who assist Extension staff in providing and expanding its educational programs in consumer horticulture. Free informational meetings start May 18th.
With the growing number of "milks" on the market, it can be confusing when deciding which to select. How do you know which is best for you nutritionally as well as taste and cost? Find out how they compare.
The StrongWomen Program will help you increase your strength, improve your bone density, improve your balance, and energy, and you will look and feel better!
The Summer Turf & Ornamentals School is an all day educational program that provides pest management and horticultural information to landscapers, turf specialists, and grounds managers.
Pulses? That is an odd word for food. The word “pulse” comes from the Latin word “puls” which means “thick soup.” It is a word you will be hearing and seeing a good bit in 2016.
The calendar still says March but it feels as though it is at least mid April. Be prepared to set out your sex pheromone traps earlier than normal, as they are the simplest tools to accurately establish biofix dates and to precisely monitor the trends in population development through the season. Warm temperatures resulted in increased activity of pear psylla adults, and pre-bloom application(s) of oil should slow down egg laying. San Jose scale nymphs become active when the sap begins to flow in the spring, and they should be controlled pre-bloom or during the first cover spray.
Penn State Extension has planned ten educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this spring, beginning April 14. It's time to choose your location!
In a move that increases its capacity to teach Pennsylvania agricultural producers how to comply with new federal food-safety demands, Penn State Extension recently hired an experienced educator in the field.
Last month, we discussed new herbicides that have become available for use on berry crops in the last few years. In this article, we’ll cover changes with insecticides and miticides.
We have experienced one of the mildest winters on record, in stark contrast to year’s record lows.
Pennsylvania contains thousands of natural and man-made ponds and small lakes that are commonly used for irrigation, livestock or recreational purposes. Surveys of pond and lake owners by Penn State Extension have found that 52% complained of nuisance levels of aquatic plants or algae.
From October 2011 through September 2015, NRCS helped Pennsylvania producers and landowners implement more than 95,000 conservation practices that will benefit future generations with healthy soils, clean water and air, conserved energy, an abundant water supply, and healthy plant and animal communities.
Penn State Extension will be offering an introductory soils course at the Penn State Extension Cumberland County office, 310 Allen Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013, as an evening series on April 5, 12, and 19 from 6:30 p.m until 8:30 p.m.
If you utilize a private water well for your drinking water supply, chances are you realize the importance of groundwater. Not only is groundwater supplying your well with water that you are able to use in your home, but it also plays a role in recharging surface water sources – lakes and rivers – from the ground up.
So much is in the news about calcium, bone health and osteoporosis. How does one make sense of it all when facing the everyday challenges of shopping for, preparing and eating food?
Frost Seeding for Pasture Renovation-If stands are thin, consider frost seeding as an option to thicken your pasture.