The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently announced that they are expanding the quarantine area in Southeast PA for thousand cankers disease of black walnut.
The Penn State Master Watershed Steward program in Montgomery County will be training a new class of volunteers this year.
Our Master Gardeners and Horticulture Assistants are on duty Monday through Friday, April through October, to answer your gardening questions!
How do we motivate limited resource youth to make healthy food choices and increase physical activity? Penn State Nutrition Links Nutrition Education Adviser, Eileen Johanssen, has been hanging out with the third graders in Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Bethlehem, Northampton County helping to answer that question!
The barriers impeding resource stressed families from attending Nutrition Links nutrition education programs include family responsibilities, transportation issues, and work schedules.
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.