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Lancaster County News

Lancaster Farming Article by Leon Ressler
June 23, 2017
Now is the Time article dated June 17, 2017, details managing sidedress nitrogen applications with monitoring tools, and options on dealing with slugs.
Are You Getting Enough Dairy in Your Diet?
June 19, 2017
Article published in Lancaster Newspapers June 19, 2017 by Stacy Reed for National Dairy Month.
Raised Bed Idea Garden, photo courtesy of Carolyn Fetrow, Lancaster County Master Gardener
Summer Garden Experience, Features Idea Gardens
June 19, 2017
Summer Garden Experience at Southeast Area Regional and Extension Center on July 22, 2017 will include a close look at Lancaster County Master Gardeners' five Idea Gardens.

Penn State Extension News

Kulcsar tapped to lead Department of Ag Economics, Sociology, and Education
June 14, 2017
Laszlo Kulcsar, professor of sociology and head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Kansas State University, will join Penn State as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, effective Aug. 1.
Scientists to study how soil health is influenced by pest-management tactics
June 14, 2017
An entomologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and compare how various pest-management regimes affect the health of soils. John Tooker, associate professor of entomology, will lead the project, which is titled "Exploring Soil Health and Pest Management Trade Offs to Maximize Crop Productivity."
Penn State Extension educators develop plan to educate plain sect on food safety
June 13, 2017
Penn State Extension educators have developed food-safety training programs to accommodate the cultural norms of plain sect — Amish and Mennonite — farmers.