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.
Recent studies from two different researchers look at the potential for shale development impacting ground water quality
It's that time of year for packing lunches for your children. With a little planning, your kids will happily look forward to opening their lunch boxes.
Pennsylvania crop farmers know that farming has never been a more complicated enterprise. Countless decisions must be made concerning variety selection, crop rotation, soil fertility, irrigation, weed control, insect and disease management, harvesting, marketing the crop, and labor, not to mention complying with associated regulations along the way. How can a busy farmer keep up?
At the school board meeting on June 16, 2014 the Jim Thorpe PROSPER Team bid farewell to longtime supporter of the PROSPER Program, Dr. Barbara Conway.
So, you want to be a dairy farmer. Maybe you grew-up on the farm and are taking over ownership from your parents or grandparents, maybe you have worked on a dairy and milked cows for years, or maybe you're a novice to dairy farming but think dairy farming seems like a lifestyle for you. Whatever your background and experience, there are some things you need to know before you get started milking cows.
If you have thought seriously about turning a profit off a few acres or you already have a small agricultural operation and would like to change strategies, then Exploring Your Small Farm Dream can help.
During SepticSmart Week, the EPA encourages homeowners to get SepticSmart and take action. A few small, simple steps of proper care and maintenance of your septic system can lead to a big pay off in terms of keeping you and your neighbors healthy and protecting the environment. For homeowners, proper care can also prevent costly repairs or replacement of systems, protect property values, and save water.
The more the merrier when it comes to creating a vision for your downtown.