Disposing of fall leaves properly or composting them in an area outside of pastures is an important aspect to horse management.
Good shepherds should be focused on good management practices, high performance sheep and meeting the needs of customers.
Court rules against application of Pennsylvania Equine Activity Immunity Act.
Cathie Dibert served her country as a Specialist E4 in Army military intelligence. Returning to the Claysburg area, she became a registered nurse, and now, a farmer.
Both the hunter and horse owner need to learn to balance the right of the hunter to maintain the Pennsylvania deer population and the right of a property owner to provide a safe environment for their horses.
Beneath the surface of rivers and streams, aquatic plants sway with the current, playing an unseen but vital role in the life of the waterway. Through a new series of experiments that model these underwater undulations, researchers have measured how the current bends simulated plants and the drag forces exerted on them. The analysis is important for better management and understanding of these aquatic systems, and potentially even for energy-harvesting devices.
Two Penn State researchers will play a key role in a multi-university study of the contribution that U.S. lakes make to global nutrient cycles, funded by a $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Owners of private household water wells in areas threatened by flooding should address possible threats to their drinking water quality, according to Penn State and the National Ground Water Association.
Most of the perennials in the garden are finished blooming and it's time to throw in the towel for the growing season. There is still the desire to restore order and tidiness to the garden by cutting everything down, but should I?
The scene: You finish the story you have been reading with the children at the same time that Devon needs help tying his shoe, a conflict arises between Sasha and Mike, and just as you need to transition children to hand washing and lunch. You juggle conversations with children during lunchtime, while thinking ahead to your next small group activity.
Dairy foods are a great source of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. When it comes to fat in these foods, there are a variety of levels to choose. The question is what is the best option for me?
Dairy profitability seems to be a constantly moving target. Producers are dealing with the highs and lows of milk prices and feed costs. Some fixed and variable costs stay about the same regardless of what is happening in the markets. Producers are working with biological units (crops and cows), which are subject to external forces making crop yields and milk production unpredictable. Can dairy producers control what appears to be uncontrollable?
Honeycrisp is a wildly popular apple variety. While it has outstanding crispness and flavor, it has its faults.
Some pleasant days ahead, with a few opportunities for showers. Odds favor above average temperatures for the remainder of October.
Consider a fall herbicide application on your small grains if winter annual weeds are a problem.
When soybeans are ready to harvest, don’t delay…be ready when they’re ready.
While we have little evidence that Pennsylvania growers have suffered much from western bean cutworm, farmers in nearby states, including Ohio, New Yorker, Michigan, Ontario, and Indiana, have struggled to control this pest species, which feeds mostly in corn ears and has been feeding extensively on Bt corn varieties meant to control it. This open letter addressed to seed companies urges them to alter their claims about the value of the Cry1F trait meant to control western bean cutworm.
Having vigorous plant cover is one of the best ways to protect soil from erosion and improve soil health. A thin stand of perennial grass or legume may need to be thickened up to improve soil health and increase spring forage production. While it is too late to plant perennials it is still possible to overseed a winter cereal into your pasture or hayfield.
As fall weather settles in and cool temperatures saturate Pennsylvania, the risk of prussic acid poisoning in livestock as a result of grazing frosted warm-season annuals skyrockets.