As bed bugs continue to be a growing problem in apartment buildings, dorm rooms, hotels, hospitals and homes across the country, a new treatment method is proving to be very effective and less disruptive for students at Penn State.
Take a walk down the aisle of your local supermarket or hardware store and you’ll see plenty of products with labels using phrases like “eco-safe” and “environmentally friendly”. Such “green” claims can help us choose better products, but how can we be sure they are what they claim?
When Kim Seeley joined the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) more than a dozen years ago, the once conventional dairy farmer saw it as a life-changing experience.
Over-reliance on glyphosate-type herbicides for weed control on U.S. farms has created a dramatic increase in the number of genetically-resistant weeds, according to a team of agricultural researchers, who say the solution lies in an integrated weed management program.
Penn State Cooperative Extension has played a key role in the success of many agriculture-related businesses. "We would not be in business without Penn State Extension and their expertise," said Pat Frazier, owner of Lock Mountain Strawberries on Lock Mountain Road, west of Martinsburg.
The three-decades-old initiative to restore American chestnut trees back into forests in the eastern United States has entered a new phase, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Pigweed spreads fast and grows as tall as two meters. This weed can overpower cotton and other crops. It comes from the amaranth family and is also known as Palmer amaranth or Palmer's pigweed.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Household bleach has many uses. It deodorizes, disinfects, kills germs, mold and mildew, but can be toxic if not handled correctly, says a Penn State educator.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Building on relationships with Philadelphia child cares, a new Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management project with the city’s child care directors will promote safer and healthier indoor environments in these facilities.
The 7th International IPM Symposium, "IPM on the World Stage-Solutions for Global Pest Challenges," will be held in Memphis, Tennessee USA on March 27-29, 2012 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Symposium sessions will address Integrated Pest Management (IPM) across disciplines, internationally, in the market place, agricultural, structural community settings, horticultural, and natural environments.
As a third-grader in Winsted, Connecticut, last year, Matthew Asselin was sick -- a lot. He was lethargic and plagued with a persistent wet cough, respiratory infections and painful headaches.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Fruit tree viruses are very costly to nursery owners, fruit producers, and consumers. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s virus testing certification ensures that fruit trees produced at participating nurseries are being grown using practices that greatly reduce the presence of common viruses.
Something is very wrong with the bees. Since 2006, the mysterious phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder has wiped out countless honeybee colonies throughout Europe and North America, and nobody knows why. But a weird parasite may hold the answer.
One of the nation's most widely planted crops — a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide — may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be developing resistance more quickly than scientists expected.
As the world’s largest food distributor, Sysco has the leverage to do great things. When Sysco began its Sustainability Initiative in 2005 letting buyers know they were buying premium-quality food, “premium” wasn’t about the size or visual appeal of the product. It was about environmental, economic, and social quality at every step of production.
This video shows an old radio that is heavily infested with bed bugs. Thousands of bed bug eggs are seen on the back cover. Electronics that are placed beside sleeping areas can be infested with bed bugs. Travelers should keep alert not to bring bed bugs along with their belongings back home.
When the weather freezes and gardening outside stops, we begin to look indoors to satisfy our need for growing plants. Poinsettias, cyclamen, and Christmas cactus are often the plants chosen for indoor color, but there are other options.
In this issue you will find articles about: - Immigrant Environmental Health Forum Cosponsored by PSCIP - PSCIP Partners Host EPA Director of Children's Environmental Health - New EPA Rules for Toxic Rodent Control Products - PSCIP Expands Latino Outreach via Radio, TV - Philadelphia Childcare Care Directors Featured - PSCIP Annual Meeting Canceled - PSCIP offers IPM Education and Training - Useful Websites and Information
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Asian longhorned beetle, purple loosestrife and other invasive species are included in the Pennsylvania IPM Program’s video, “BugMobile vs. Invasive Species”, which can now be viewed on the program’s website.