Warm, dry conditions continue to dominate the weather across Pennsylvania.
Corn silage harvest is beginning to wind down in the southern portion of the state, with corn drying down rapidly. Harvest continues throughout the central and northern portions of the state.
Although silage harvest is starting to wrap-up in some areas of the state, it is just beginning in others. Be sure to educate yourself about the dangers of silo gas.
Penn State Extension Educators are regularly scouting 25 or so ‘typical’ soybean fields in nineteen counties across the state, reporting the populations of plant pathogens and insect pests that they find.
With the dry summer that was bestowed upon most of Pennsylvania these past few months, many farmers are finding themselves short on necessary feed to get through the winter and may be pushing the limits to get one last cutting in. When it comes to harvesting alfalfa for the final cutting, how late is too late?
As you make decisions for your winter small grains, take actions now that will enhance your crop’s health this fall and into the next year.
With silage harvest well underway and corn grain and soybean not far behind, a number of farmers are considering cover crop establishment this fall. Remember that some herbicides can persist and potentially influence successful cover crop establishment.
Recent research being conducted at Penn State is showing cover crops beneficial for suppression of problematic winter annual weeds.
Use management objectives to determine rye cover crop seeding rates.
Our younger generations are making great career strides but an area of expertise simply isn’t enough. If we pay attention to folks at work, often we see that etiquette which reflects civility, the ability to get along with others, good manners, and making others feel comfortable is lost in the shuffle as our world continues to change at a fast pace.
A new study contradicts the common assumption that down-the-drain disposal is an important source of pharmaceutical pollution in wastewater.
The decrease in fishery productivity in Lake Tanganyika since the 1950s is a consequence of global warming rather than just overfishing, according to a new report. The lake was becoming warmer at the same time in the 1800s that the abundance of fish began declining and the lake's algae started decreasing. Large-scale commercial fishing did not begin on Lake Tanganyika until the 1950s.
Kansans who own water wells show more awareness of state water policy issues than those who rely on municipal water supplies, according to a study that could have implications for groundwater management and environmental policies.
National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 18 – 24, 2016 and the theme is “Farm Safety…A Legacy to be Proud of”.
Remember lunchtime recess and romps on the playground with friends after school? For many children, those days and those playgrounds are gone. There is a transformation, a renaissance for playgrounds, as a part of the free play movement.
The PA Department of Agriculture recently confirmed boxwood blight in a residential setting. The infected material has been removed and destroyed.
Apples are now in season! Pennsylvania apples are available in many varieties; they have a range of health benefits; and can be used in many different ways to add a tasty addition to meals and snacks.
Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Resilience.
This grower-supported apple maturity update focuses on new apple varieties grown at the University of Maryland orchard in Keedysville, to provide pertinent information ahead of the picking dates for growers further north.