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.
This summer’s wide spread dry weather has created concern by many dairy producers related to the potential for short forage supplies next year.
John Tooker, Penn State Extension Entomologist reminds farmers Potato Leafhopper populations continue to be very high across the Pennsylvania. Growers are likely to be aware of this issue as ‘hopperburn’ is evident in many alfalfa fields.
The Pennsylvania 4-H Positive Youth Development Team recently developed a tip sheet, which includes 100 tips and snacks.
Potato and tomato growers should be aware of the symptoms and check their plants.
Moist hay can quickly become hot hay which can ignite through spontaneous combustion.
The soil temperature at planting time and for the next 24 hours is crucial and more important than the temperature following that period.
To increase your chances of having a successful tree planting in your home’s landscape or orchard here are some simple guidelines to follow.
While some companion plantings may be no more than a traditional theories or mysteries, scientific studies have, in fact, shown some vegetables to benefit when planted around certain companion combinations.
Plants vary in the length of time they need prior to transplanting.
Soil testing is always important but even more so under current conditions.
Growing many favorite herbs indoors during the winter months is easy and a fun activity for the whole family.
There are a variety of different insects that attack your cereals, flour and other dried products while stored in your kitchen or pantry.