Beef, sheep, meat-goat and swine producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of four home-study courses offered by Penn State Extension this winter.
The European Hornet is in the same family as the yellowjackets native to Pennsylvania, which includes the bald-faced hornet we see making those basketball size paper nests hanging from tree limbs.
Fall plantings can be very successful as long as you do not wait until late fall.
It may sound uncommon, but you can grow great vegetables in containers as well. There are good reasons to try it if you have limited garden space, or it could simply be a decorative conversation piece with multiple uses.
Heat stress in poultry typically begins when the ambient temperature climbs above 80 degrees Fahrenheit and becomes very apparent at temperatures around 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
April is a great time to get a few things around the garden accomplished before the landscape returns to a mosaic of green.
Finding a happy medium between heating air inside the house while ventilating for desirable air quality can be difficult. However, appropriate ventilation is necessary to maintain healthy environmental conditions for broilers while keeping economic production in mind.
Because an increased fly population may lead to a health nuisance in and around the farm as well as in neighboring communities, it is extremely important for poultry producers to take action prior to facing possible threats of litigation.
September to November is when the adult Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) begin to search for overwintering sites.
Early fall is the best time of year for lawn care. It is time to fertilize, aerate, over seed, lime, and dethatch.
The grubs that were seen in the spring have since emerged as adult beetles between June and July. The adults have laid eggs in the soil, the eggs hatched, and the new grubs are feasting on the roots of your turf.
These insects are easily recognized in there later life stages by the cases, or bags, that the caterpillar forms to suspend itself from the plants on which it feeds.
Of course, the time and labor of weeding is something we all would prefer to pass up, but managing weeds in your vegetable plots can ensure greater production and less disease.
Having a detailed garden plan can greatly improve the success of growing vegetables.
Herb Gardens can be enjoyed both indoor and outdoor, and they require minimal amounts of space.
Plants that are not vigorously growing and are under stress may be particularly susceptible to insect and mite injury.
So you bought a tree and now want to take good care of it so it will last and keep its needles.
Sudangrass, forage sorghums and sorghum-sudangrass crosses (all in the genus Sorghum) contain a non-poisonous chemical called dhurrin. If these plants are damaged by freezing, chewing or trampling), the dhurrin is converted into prussic acid (cyanide) which is potentially very dangerous for animals eating these crops.
As our growing season for corn and soybeans begins to wind down, focusing on establishing another crop of winter small grains begins.
As the cooler, damp fall weather approaches, a second wave of those tiny dark spots on your house siding may start appearing.