Looking around the places where we live and work, it does not take long to find at least one sign of trees that are stressed by a shortage of rainfall across Pennsylvania.
All human beings have basic needs in addition to food and water. These basic needs are: Belonging, Power, Enjoyment and Independence. This applies to teenagers as well. Because this is a time of tremendous social and emotional growth, these needs are even stronger.
Faculty and staff from the Department of Ag and Biological Engineering Ag Safety and Health are currently in the process of packing and moving out of the building and into temporary Swing Space.
These reports of downy mildew are not surprising given the confirmed reports on cucumber in many of the surrounding states including multiple counties just south east of these reports in New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. The infections likely occurred last week when the conditions were more favorable and symptoms are just now becoming visible. It is important to be scouting your cucumber fields frequently for symptoms.
The College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State conducts nearly $100 million worth of research each year at research stations and in labs scattered across the commonwealth. Penn State's Ag Progress Days exposition, which takes place Aug. 16-18, offers visitors a chance to see a sampling of these scientific studies, which contribute to a safe and plentiful food supply, a healthy environment and a vibrant agricultural sector.
There is so much to love about a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter day. To breathe in that rising steam, feel the hot liquid take the chill out of your bones as you sip, and getting those hearty meats and/or vegetables into your body to provide the calories and nutrients overflowing in the bowl of goodness. It’s a convenient way to use our canned or frozen vegetables in a winter meal. While cooking, it warms our home and creates an inviting aroma, welcoming us in from the cold outdoors.
The "dog days of summer" will arrive soon!
With the spotty rains over the past few weeks, some growers might be thinking about abandoning the current crop and planting an emergency forage crop.
Management options for weed escapes in soybeans are limited at this point in the growing season. The goal is to prevent the spread of Palmer amaranth and waterhemp before and during harvest.
As you make hay this year, pull a couple of your best bales and store them in a dry spot so that when Ag Progress Days rolls around you will have easy access to them.
Including: Two-spotted spider mites, soybean aphid, potato leafhopper, western bean cutworm. A handful of insect pests are active and here is a run-down of some of the issues.
Our reports continue to indicate very mild disease and insect pressure.
As sure as there will be the usual enjoyable elements of another summer, such as cook outs, vacations, swimming, and sunshine, there are parts of summer for the home gardener that are not enjoyable...
The PA Soybean Board through the Penn State Field and Forage Crops Team sponsors an extensive network of on-farm, field scale research projects. Periodically, participating farms are highlighted in Field Crop News and the PA Soybean Board website.
This summer, some interesting differences show up between tillage and no-tillage treatments in our long-term tillage studies in Centre and Lancaster Counties. Tillage practices have been in place for 38 years in Centre County and for 12 years in Lancaster County.
Penn State alumnus Robert W. Knight III and his wife, Jacque, of Alpharetta, Georgia, have included a bequest in their future estate to support agricultural safety and health programs in the university's College of Agricultural Sciences. The $500,000 gift will enhance the Nationwide Insurance Professorship, the first endowed professorship of its kind in the college.
National Children's Center to support small scale projects. For Year 2016-2017
In simple terms, temperament is a person’s manner of thinking, behaving, or reacting. Each person has patterns of behavior, or temperament, that are also part of his or her uniqueness. Parenting methods and techniques need to be compatible with a child’s individual temperament to be effective.
New Contest Opportunity for Students in Pennsylvania FFA: Bridging Horizons PA Community Service Contest AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians is launching a new contest open to students involved in Pennsylvania FFA Chapters. The contest is aimed at making a positive impact in communities across the state for farmers or agricultural workers with a disability or long-term health condition.