Indiscriminate use of phosphorus-containing fertilizer on runoff-prone turfgrass sites is thought to contribute to contamination of ground and surface water (Soldat and Petrovic, 2008).
The Senate and House Wednesday unanimously took final action on legislation— House Bill 1737 (Maher-R- Allegheny)— to make it easier and safer to destroy unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs, sending it to Gov. Wolf for his action.
Climate change poses significant challenges for water policy makers. Environmental law and water law are structured to treat issues of water pollution and temporary shortage, but poorly equipped to deal with increasingly rapid changes in the hydrological cycle that the existing forms of law have assumed to be nearly constant.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a package of tools to help communities plan long-term strategies for managing stormwater pollution. EPA’s tools promote the use of flexible solutions that spur economic growth, stimulate infrastructure investments, and help compliance with environmental requirements.
A new soap molecule has been invented by scientists. The molecule is made from renewable sources that could dramatically reduce the number of chemicals in cleaning products and their impact on the environment.
In 2015 and 2016, an aggressive form of black leg/soft rot caused by the bacterial pathogen Dickeya dianthicola was confirmed in a potato seed lots being grown in numerous states in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions including Pennsylvania.
Cage free, non-GMO, natural, fresh, antibiotic free, range free, organic - oh my! What does it all mean when it comes to purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey?
Most people know that physical activity helps children and adults to maintain a healthy body. However, did you know that movement activities build brain structure?
A more flexible way of transporting Liquid natural gas helps to provide energy options for areas not connected with natural gas pipeline. (more)
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created new videos for fruit growers. These ten minute ‘Learn Now’ videos are short, to-the-point guides explaining topics that are fundamental to commercial orchard intensification and efficiency.
Growers can get a jump on disease management for the 2017 season this fall. This month’s article will be a review of tips to manage apple scab, peach leaf curl, and cherry leaf spot.
With the onset of colder temperatures at the end of the harvest, there are still things that need to get done in the orchard before winter.
The fall season brings excitement, fatigue, and stress as farmers are trying to maximize their harvest with uncooperative weather, limited workers, and shorter days. With the urgency felt by farm families during this season, here are some safety reminders.
A new study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health has found that traffic accidents involving farm vehicles in the Midwest would decrease by more than 50% if state policies required more lighting and reflection on those vehicles.
After some very heavy rains brought flooding to parts of central Pennsylvania late last week, sub-freezing temperatures across much of Pennsylvania in the middle of this week will bring frost/freeze issues and an end to the growing season across much of the state.
We conducted a cooperative trial with a number of other states to evaluate potential spring barley lines for use in malting. The results of this trial are located in our small grains variety testing site. Please find the link to this site below.
Corn stover is often used as ground cover for the winter seasons or baled for bedding during the cold months but it can also be utilized as an emergency forage in some situations where feed supplies are limited.
Reflect with us on last year’s soybean crop and make adjustments to your system for the coming year to increase yields and cuts costs by registering to attend a Soybean Production Workshop near you this December.
The innovative qualities of the Pennsylvania farmer is noteworthy and we’re canvassing the state to uncover those operators that have developed ways to make short work of planting cover crops and small grains.
Diligent equipment care and good maintenance practices are key management habits for optimizing the usefulness of agricultural implements and for controlling equipment costs over time. Equipment upkeep and field-readiness are characteristic hallmarks of a good manager.