The Penn State Raw Milk Workshop on November 14, 2014, will be of interest to raw milk producers, educators, regulators, and others interested in the production and sale of raw milk. The workshop is being held at the Ramada Inn State College.
Join Penn State Extension for this ten week program which will provide a foundation on which to build a commercial tree fruit business. The course material will start with orchard site selection and cover all aspects of growing tree fruit. We will conclude with marketing and a financial analysis. It is designed to meet the educational needs of new growers, starting with the basics and moving into the latest practices. The first session is in October.
The Northeastern IPM Center is publishing a growing collection of information about pests in both English and Spanish. Recent additions to the collection are a page dedicated to brown marmorated stink bug and a database of IPM resources.
You hear Economic Development organizations, governments and chambers of commerce touting that a community needs to improve their community's economic growth in order to have a viable community. However, what is Economic Growth?
Pennsylvania remains one of the few states lacking statewide regulations on the location or construction of private water wells. There have been numerous legislative attempts to pass statewide regulations in the past.
Dry weather to continue through September.
Wrapping up for the year.
Watch for another germination flush or late season regrowth.
Illustrates how kernel size can have a big impact on yield estimates.
Take advantage of the application window late in the season.
Vegetable and field crops are grown on about 2000 acres at Brian Campbell Farms. On September 12, 2014, Rachel Troyer, the food safety and integrated pest management manager, gave us a tour focusing on how they grow broccoli.
Tips to help you plant into it this fall or next spring.
Be ready when they're ready.
This article reviews three of the newest biopesticides on the market for small fruit and vegetable growers: Grandevo, Met52 and PFR-97. These materials offer significantly different modes of action from traditional pesticides and add to growers' toolboxes for the control of whiteflies, aphids, thrips, and spider mites.
Penn State University's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering has released an online manure pit ventilation design tool.
Poached pears, roasted cherries, peach compote just the thought makes your taste buds tingle! Cooked fruit is more than your grandmothers stewed prunes and is a great way to add a variety of fruits to your diet.
The week of September 22nd through the 26th is Septic Smart Week! EPA's SepticSmart initiative is a nation-wide public education effort that aims to inform homeowners living on properties serviced by septic systems on the importance of properly maintaining their septic system and provide valuable resources to help homeowners make important decisions regarding their wastewater management needs.
Four additional Pennsylvania counties are quarantined effective immediately because of the detection of Thousand Cankers Disease found in trees in Chester County.