Elk County News
February 6, 2015Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
January 29, 2015The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
Penn State Extension News
Penn State Extension plays critical role in educating food suppliers
February 23, 2015In the last few years, as the federal government has tightened safety regulations across the food supply chain to prevent foodborne illness, the role Penn State Extension plays in educating growers and processors to comply with new prevention-based controls has become critical.
Webinar to explore where fracking water goes in shale-gas production
February 13, 2015When hydrofracturing of a shale-gas well occurs, millions of gallons of water is injected deep underground at high pressure. Normally, only a fourth to a fifth of that volume flows back above ground. Where does the rest of it go?
Science for Solutions: Sixth Seminar of Series
January 30, 2015The Center for Nutrient Solutions presents the sixth seminar of the Science for Solutions series. "What is a Healthy Stream or Wetland Worth? Translating Ecosystem Services to Ecosystem Values, Part 2." This seminar will be presented by Rob Brooks, Professor of Geography and Ecology, and Director of Riparia at Penn State.
Upcoming Regional Events
Small Fruit and Vegetable Meeting
When: February 28, 2015Where: Brockway, PA
Green Industry Winter Updates: "Spray Adjuvants for the Green Industry" and "Controlling Grassy Weeds in Turfgrass with Herbicides"
When: March 2, 2015Where: Youngsville, PA
When: March 3, 2015Where: Ridgway, PA
Agricultural Business Workshop Series - Refining Your Business Mission
When: March 10, 2015Where: Youngsville, PA
Crops Day in Elk County
When: March 18, 2015Where: Kersey, PA