To help comply with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, which reduces the lead content allowed in drinking water system and plumbing materials by changing the definition of "lead-free" in Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA has developed a quick reference for identifying lead-free certification marks for drinking water systems and plumbing materials.
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Often one of the jobs of the kitchen helpers is to clear the table and put away any leftovers. Food storage containers can be great tools for kitchen helpers, or they can be a nightmare. Choosing the proper food storage containers is important both for food safety and food quality. Food safety experts warn not to reuse packaging materials such as paper, paperboard, and expanded foam containers, like foam cups and foam meat trays. These containers have air spaces that will store food particles and bacteria.
Too often, community organizations view each other as competitors for funding, clients, media attention and other resources. But it doesn’t have to be a tug-of-war.
No! That’s just a superstition. But they can crawl through cracks and crevices and become a pest in your child care facility. So how do you deal with these little nuisance critters? They can be difficult to keep out even with the use of screens, but there are steps you can take to help minimize their population.
More than half the flies caught in traps this week were spotted wing drosophila rather than the usual 5% or less. As blueberry harvest finishes in the region, blackberry and grape remain the main crops currently at risk and should be kept covered with short pre-harvest interval insecticides.
Many cultivars of Hydrangea paniculata flower in Pennsylvania, mid-July through August, with bursts of white flower color that slowly change to shades of pinks and reds.
If you are interested in learning more about the proper management of private water wells, springs and cisterns and you are willing to share what you learn with others, you might be interested in applying for the Master Well Owner online course being offered by Penn State Extension starting on September 29, 2014!
Take a look at this new video of some of the important pollinators of pumpkins.
Penn State Better Kid Care is excited to announce the launch of the second module in the new New Staff Orientation (NSO) series! NSO – Working with Infants and Toddlers is now available as an online On Demand module.
Still no confirmed reports in Pennsylvania but pathogen inoculum is building in nearby states!
Late blight is continuing to spread in commercial tomato and potato fields and now has been confirmed on tomato in a home garden in Lehigh County. This is the first report from a home garden this season.
The gentle summer of 2014 continues but we can still enjoy the waning days of summer.
Carry . . . is the difference in price between any two deliver months. Why is this a key concept?
Notable pest observations in specific locations provide guidance for the rest of the state.
With the small grain harvest underway, the opportunity to reduce the weed seed bank and control perennial weeds opens up.
Deciding on the use of fungicides to combat foliar diseases requires a logical progression of judgments and decisions. Follow these steps to arrive at the most suitable determination.
Planning your pasture improvement strategy is necessary for successful execution.
Statewide efforts to monitor the soybean crop continue and pests remain largely in check but vigilance must endure.
Pennsylvania growers recognizing the benefits of cover cropping recognize that establishment time is near.