You may not have seen many of the adult beetles, but conditions were ideal during egg-laying.
WASHINGTON – In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present.
Maybe you can extend your gardening time, or if not, here are a couple of things to prepare for the winter season - for both your kitchen and your garden.
Invasive species such as Asian longhorned beetles and emerald ash borers, which often arrive as infestations in wooden packing crates, are a growing problem in the United States. A Penn State collaboration is developing a new heat treatment program for solid wood packaging materials to help prevent these kinds of destructive pests from reaching our shores.
This article from the Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC) contains information on protecting other species, particularly raptors, from accidental poisoning and death. The Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC) specializes in finding non-toxic and least toxic, integrated pest management (IPM) solutions to urban and agricultural pest problems.
Whether planted as a specimen or patio tree in a naturalized or formal setting, this versatile native to eastern coastal wetlands, low woods and ponds’ edges from Massachusetts to Florida and west to Texas, has much to offer.
Penn State Extension in Montgomery County offers hands-on educational nutrition classes through its Nutrition Links program. Many of these classes are held on a weekly and monthly basis throughout the year.
After several years on hiatus, the Celebrity Goat Milking Contest was brought back last year for the 100 Years of 4-H Celebration and was a huge hit!
On May 1st, Amy Shollenberger of Harleysville, PA took on a full time role with Penn State Extension as the 4-H Extension Educator for Montgomery County.
Session meets DPW and Keystone Stars guidelines and all participants will receive 6 professional development credits. Act 48 Credits will also be available.
It’s time to plan for the season when gardens everywhere are producing at their peak and there are good bargains at farmers’ markets and roadside stands. What do you do if you get a bounty of fruit and vegetables and you know you can’t use it before it spoils? Don’t worry, you have several options!
Don't forget the Master Gardener Plant Sale on May 18th.
This article from the Penn State Extension Green Industry Team has great information about native plants.
Here are a few tips, hints and answers to questions we often get here in the office.
The genus Magicicada contains the periodical cicadas, known for their 17- or 13-year synchronized life cycles and dense choruses. In 2013, Magicicada Brood II will emerge along the US Eastern Seaboard.
The key to pruning your clematis is knowing what type you have.
The story of a superstar plant suffering from its incredible success
In the battle against thrips, Cornell breeder Martha Mutschler-Chu has developed a new weapon: a tomato that packs a powerful one-two punch to deter the pests and counter the killer viruses they transmit. The “dual resistant” insect and virus varieties may reduce or even eliminate the need for pesticides in several regions.
The USDA’s long awaited release of a new version of the Plant Hardiness Zone Map was issued in January of 2012. This map is an extremely useful tool for gardeners and plant growers and breeders throughout the country.
After 25 years, researchers may have found a way to keep the emerald ash borer in check. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- As the emerald ash borer ravages North American ash trees, threatening the trees' very survival, a team of entomologists and engineers may have found a way to prevent the spread of the pests.