The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) released Pennsylvania well production data for the first half of 2014, showing unconventional wells produced 1.9 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of natural gas, up almost 12% from the last half of 2013. Barrels of condensate and oil also increased. (more...)
A timely reminder of simple practices that can help keep cows milking during the transition to new silage.
Safety and Health Management Planning for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
In many growing regions in PA, cucurbits including pumpkin have been hit hard with bacterial diseases. Unfortunately, the symptoms are now being noticed on the fruit as growers begin harvesting for the fall season.
In Pennsylvania, NCLB is favored by cooler temperatures and longer dew periods therefore, this disease is more problematic in later season sweet corn plantings.
To date, downy mildew has only been confirmed on cucumber in PA. Since downy mildew does not affect the fruit, as fruit reaches maturity, the management of this disease can become less a priority.
Participants in this webcast will learn practical things that a horse owner should know and can do that will reduce risks to horses during fires, floods and storms. This webcast is presented by My Horse University and the Extension Disaster Education Network.
EXtension will support many aspects of States delivering training to producers concerning the 2014 Agriculture Act.
Cooling trend in the coming week with chance of frost for northern tier.
Here is a brief summary of what’s available for small grains.
Report from Lebanon County on dry down of corn silage crop.
Pay attention now to those more easily identified weed infestations to plan for next year’s weed control program.
There are several factors to consider when using the Hessian fly free date for your area. Aphids transmit disease once the crop is up and vegetative.
This week’s insect and disease report for soybeans.
A photo gallery captures the cover crop plot progress in Rock Springs, PA at the Russell E Larson Agricultural Research Center.
No-till planting starts with the harvest of the previous crop, because uniformly distributed crop residue is critical to obtaining a good stand.
Hulless barley can be a good supplement to layer rations and offer producers a premium to attract production. Twenty seven commercial and experimental hulless lines in Union County were evaluated.
Weekly grain marketing advice.
People who complain about bumblebees flying about under the eaves of their homes are probably being annoyed by carpenter bees.