Taxodium distichum, or baldcypress, is a deciduous conifer native to the saturated and seasonally flooded soils of the Southeastern and Gulf Coastal Plains.
Unconventional shale gas development benefitted from new technologies in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations. One key aspect of getting natural gas from these tight sources is the use of proppants. (more...)
For the second straight year, Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as National Club of the Year. Senior Josh Cassar was named National Member of the Year.
The name Rube Goldberg has become synonymous with the building of crazy contraptions. How can this kind of wacky thinking inspire early childhood classroom experiences?
Penn State Extension’s Centre County Master Gardeners will host a Home Gardening School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Forest Resources Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. The Home Gardening School will feature a full day of presentations for both beginning and experienced gardeners.
I have over 30 years experience in greenhouse production, and have used this wonderful manual for over twenty years. It has been a good friend in solving and managing the issues that I, and other greenhouse growers have faced.
Energy is essential to home, community, commercial and government operations, and any disruption in the flow of energy could lead to life or death situations. How energy deliveries are protected from unauthorized disruptions will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar focusing on the challenges of managing stormwater in communities.
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team is hosting an agricultural tour of Costa Rica in January 2017
Leaf spotting fungi comprise a wide range of plant disease pathogens that do injury to many host plants.
For Pennsylvanians watching the lead contamination problem in Flint, Michigan, and wondering whether their drinking water is safe, one water-resources specialist at Penn State University says residents with private wells, especially, should consider having their water tested.
Let's forget about the climate for a minute. Largely hidden from public view, another global change is causing increasing disruption. Residues of medicines in water can kill aquatic animals and play havoc with their food web and reproductive cycle. An international team of researchers makes an urgent case for better wastewater treatment and biodegradable pharmaceuticals.
Researchers have found clear evidence that communities rich in species are substantially healthier and more productive than those depleted of species, once complicating factors are removed.
There are many types of water treatment methods, and no one treatment solves all problems. Here we examine one sort of treatment that is commonly used by well owners and public water customers, the activated carbon filter.
Invasive species, such as gypsy moth and emerald ash borer, have had devastating effects on Pennsylvania's forests, and the keys to combatting these threats are active management, collaboration and research, according to U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson. Thompson made his remarks during a forum on invasive forest species that he sponsored Feb. 5 on Penn State's University Park campus.
Team competed as representatives of the Eastern Region at the 2016 National Quiz Bowl held as part of the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show.
National events about lead exposure have generated new concerns for Pennsylvanians related to the safety of their homes and water. The Wolf Administration takes the issue of lead exposure very seriously and state agencies will continue to work together on their coordinated response to address lead exposure in communities across the commonwealth. The Departments of Health (DOH) and Environmental Protection (DEP) both work diligently to protect children from lead exposure and have many resources available for residents to learn more and take action on lead.
The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced that new and updated educational materials for both weed scientists and the general public are now available for free download from the Society’s website.
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) announces the relaunch of the newly-updated Board Certified Master Arborist® (BCMA™) exam effective February 1, 2016.
Following the "blizzard of 2016", the weather has turned more tranquil for the beginning of February.