The Pennsylvania Equine Council (PEC) and the Crawford County Chapter of PEC is conducting a Equine Photo Contest.
The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
Penn State Extension, Delaware Valley University and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are providing a pasture Management Field Day for an educational field day about pasture management and best management practices for equine facilities.
Commonly known as Rhinopneumonitis or "Rhino", Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) has many different types and is best known by horse owners to cause respiratory disease and abortions.
Pennsylvania Equine Council Trails Program requests that Pennsylvanians share information on current used trail that are located on PA State Game Lands by completing a survey.
East-central Pennsylvania is now experiencing ‘moderate drought’ conditions with the remainder of the eastern third of the state (and a sliver of the northwest) seeing abnormally dry conditions. The next 7 days will be relatively unsettled, which will bring the potential for some reprieve from the lack of rainfall recently.
Some parts of the state experienced frost on Saturday morning this weekend, causing some concern. After 85 degree temperatures earlier in the month, I thought this threat might be past for the year but apparently that was not the case.
Blue Ribbon Winners will be awarded at the ASABE Annual International meeting in New Orleans in July
Keep in mind that black cutworm moth activity has been substantial this spring. We now have had 10 locations in our Black Cutworm Monitoring Network that have detected significant flights of this pest species. Also Cereal Leaf Beetles are active in some small grain fields, scouting is recommended.
Does “the more the merrier” apply to cover crops? What strategies work well for reducing tillage in organic grain systems? How does shrub willow perform as a biofuel crop? These were some of the questions addressed on March 27, 2015, during the fifth annual Sustainable Agriculture Cropping Systems Symposium, an event designed to provide scientists from several sustainable cropping systems research projects an opportunity to share their findings and plan collaborative activities.
This week, calls have been coming in to our Penn State Extension offices across the state asking for assistance in diagnosing and assessing some of these early season pest problems. Bird damage continues to be one of the issues near the top of this list.
Does your corn crop need additional Nitrogen to produce a top yield? Here are two ways to find out.
Although stiltgrass is most commonly found in shady, moist, and disturbed environments, we are seeing it becoming increasingly common on the edges of farm fields and it is invading pasture, hay fields, home landscapes and low-maintenance turf areas.
Surging natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica shales have ushered in a wave of pipeline proposals designed to increase takeaway capacity out of the Appalachian basin.
Set your marketing decisions on a core set of principles and adhere to them as you stay flexible depending on market specifics.
A new study has examined methods for recovering phosphorus from wastewater using mathematical modeling. The study showed that a typical wastewater treatment plant could reclaim approximately 490 tons of phosphorus in the form of struvite each year.
On Saturday May 9, volunteers from Dauphin County and the surrounding area participated in watershed restoration efforts at the Hershey Meadows.
Roger Rohrer raises salamanders, dragonflies, deer and raccoons on his farm. No, he’s not a wildlife breeder — Rohrer raises poultry — but he is promoting stream health with a riparian buffer he planted when he bought the farm four years ago.
Today's carbohydrate model indicates that most sites have a low deficit and that the standard thinner rates can be reduced by 15%. The one exception is the northeastern part of the state where a high deficit is predicted for today.