Luzerne County News
So What Is a Mason Bee?
August 12, 2015Most of us have heard of honey bees. We know that honey bees are critical to pollination and they make honey. But what about the Mason bee?
The Asparagus Beetle
August 12, 2015The common asparagus beetle, Crioceris asparagi, is yet another pest that those of us that love to grow our own vegetables have to learn to identify and control. Perhaps the only positive thing is that, as its name suggests, it favors the perennial vegetable asparagus.
Growing Turf in Shade
August 12, 2015Many homeowners have at least one spot in their yard that is shaded for several hours during the day. Except for a handful of shade loving plants, it can be difficult to grow almost anything in these areas, especially turfgrass. Fortunately, if you have a shaded area where you would like to grow grass, there are a few things you can do to increase your likelihood of success and fall is an ideal time to try.
Penn State Extension News
Extension offers home-study courses on beef, sheep, goat, swine production
August 28, 2015Pennsylvania producers looking for information about how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable through pasture and grazing management can take advantage of a home study course offered by Penn State Extension this fall.
Ag Progress Days sessions to cover workforce and economic development, avian flu
August 14, 2015Government officials, industry representatives and university experts will gather in public forums at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 18-20 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, to exchange ideas and discuss solutions for two critical issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture: workforce and economic development, and highly pathogenic avian influenza. Both sessions are open to the public.
Agricultural 'Brigadoon' offers a wide assortment of activities for visitors
August 11, 2015Almost Brigadoon-like, a small agricultural "city" is nearly ready to spring up amongst the fields at Rock Springs, along state Route 45, 9 miles southwest of State College. Penn State's Ag Progress Days, one of the East's largest agricultural expositions, will be held Aug. 18-20, providing visitors with about 150 acres of commercial and educational exhibits, crop displays, machinery demonstrations, family and youth activities, equine presentations, workshops and an agricultural museum.
Upcoming Regional Events
Pesticide Applicator Exam
When: September 3, 2015Where: Stroudsburg, PA
Nutrition Links: Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables
When: September 3, 2015Where: Mountain Top, PA
Nutrition Links: Introduction to Nutrition Links/My Plate
When: September 8, 2015Where: Tannersville, PA
When: September 8, 2015Where: Clarks Summit, PA
When: September 9, 2015Where: Scranton, PA