A new process that could revolutionize world markets for an abundant natural resource recently discovered.
Exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle. One popular form of exercise is walking because it’s easy to build into busy schedules and doesn’t require special equipment...
In my great-grandfather’s diary of his farming activities, you will find entries for most Saturdays that say “In market”. One can imagine what it took in the late 1800’s to get ready to be “in market”. It might be a bit easier to get to market today but anyone who sells at a four-hour-once-a-week farmer’s market can tell you, the preparation takes much longer. Here are some tips for while you are preparing for market season.
Two videos are available. One explaining the tools needed to shear sheep and preparing and caring for the shears, and one explaining the six positions to shear a sheep.
If you did not take a soil test last fall and are gearing up to test this spring, you might be interested in the following tips.
Our Master Gardeners and Horticulture Assistants are on duty Monday through Friday, April through October, to answer your gardening questions!
Master Gardener Volunteers have many common and not so common annual and perennial plants for sale on May 17th, 9AM - 2PM.
The Indiana County Commissioners Rodney Ruddock, Patty Evanko, and Michael Baker recently honored the Indiana County 4-H Program with a proclamation recognizing PA 4-H Week, March 16 - 22. Pictured with the commissioners are Leader Connie Bruner, 4-H Ambassadors Alexis Elgin and Mary Ann Ostach, and 4-H members Abigail, Elizabeth, John Clark Bruner. The county 4-H program reaches 800 youth with a variety of programs.
Learn how to monitor and build soil health and assessment strategies as Debra Brubaker of Village Acres Farm describes their soil building practices which include cover crops, green manures, and inputs.
Penn State Extension is hosting two Farm & Tractor Safety courses to be held April 17 – 18 in East Berlin, PA and April 24 – 25 in Perkasie, PA. The objective of this course is designed to give farm owners and managers the resources and skills to confidently train farm employees and apprentices in tractor and farm safety.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached agreement with Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. and Wellmark International to cancel flea and tick pet collars containing propoxur marketed under the trade names including Bansect, Sentry, Zodiac and Biospot. “This action is another example of EPA’s efforts to protect children from pesticide risks,” said Jim Jones, assistant administrator of the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. This voluntary move will get to an expedient result that protects people’s health.”
Nimblewill (Muhlenbergia schreberi) is a perennial grass that becomes a weed in established turfgrass. However, it is not limited to maintained areas and grows in undisturbed areas, nurseries and farmland.
Join us for Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production, a course for people planning to make the leap from vegetable gardening to production for profit and beginning organic vegetable producers who are ready to refine their techniques in order to optimize their production and profit.
The fresh cows increases milk production by ten pounds due to diversity of energy sources and the amounts altered to complement the forage quality.
Tree Tenders is a training program to empower concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the trees in their communities. Penn State Extension will host a Tree Tenders workshop on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057.
This year Delaware Valley gardeners should save Saturday April 26 as a special day just for them. The Home Gardeners School is a day of gardening inspiration, learning from top regional gardening experts and an opportunity to meet with fellow gardeners. Hosted by the Master Gardeners of Delaware County and held at Penn State Brandywine Campus. Early registration ends on April 11, 2014
The dense, rounded clusters of yellow flowers on corneliancherry dogwood (Cornus mas) that appear while the rest of the landscape is still cloaked in winter’s grays and browns will be a welcome relief from this long, cold winter.
In the past 25 years a great development has occurred in tissue culture plant production for horticulture, and today it is possible to purchase from a number of laboratories stage III tissue culture plantlets that are grown through stage IV in greenhouses.
Proclaimation presented by County Commissioners in celebration of 4-H Week
Seedbed establishment for fine turf can be extremely difficult, and is often considered an art form. Whether it is creating a seedbed for a new putting green or for a home lawn, several factors can make effective seedbed establishment difficult.