The first step can be the hardest one to take. Here are some tips and information on the Everybody Walk PA program to help get you motivated for exercise.
Learn about upcoming events like the FREE online AgrAbility workshop on February 21 - 23 and Bridging Horizons contest for FFA Chapter. Also the 2017 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is accepting applications. And you won't want to miss the assistive technology spotlight about the 'milk taxi'.
Recognizing the vital role that scientific discovery plays in ensuring the world’s energy future, the Association of American Universities has launched a webpage highlighting the energy-related research accomplishments of its member institutions.
Do you have a stream on your property that is eroding away, and taking your property with it?
As urbanization and development continue to occur, resulting issues with stormwater have been an increasing water resources issue.
The Pennsylvania Master Watershed Stewards participated in the 2017 PA Farm Show.
Accidental introductions of non-native species has been of increasing concern since the 1980s when human-mediated transportation, mainly related to ships' ballast water, was recognised as a major route by which species are transported and spread.
Non-indigenous species are harming indigenous species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea, impairing potentially exploitable marine resources and raising concern about human health issues, according to a new study.
When Penn State decided to convert its two power plants from their historic use of coal as a source of energy to natural gas, there was concern about radon emissions. Although radon is known to exist in natural gas, now Penn State research indicates that it does not escape from these two power plants in harmful amounts.
Shale Law in the Spotlight discusses President Donald Trump's two Presidential Memoranda announcing his intention to revisit the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects that were turned down under the Obama administration.
Where are you going? In the sheep business, many of us might be headed to the barn, headed to a sale, or heading out to the pastures to check on sheep. Yes, that tells where we are going at that point in time, but where are you headed in the future? Do you have any production goals for your flock?
Honey bees are in the news almost every week. The public has been reminded of the importance of honey bees in the production of everything from apples and almonds to onions and alfalfa. (It is the onion/alfalfa seed they help with). And, the bee’s plight has struck a sympathetic nerve with many folks. Maybe you’re one of them.
Wild carrot or Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) is a biennial.
Last summer, with funding from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, a Penn State team led by geophysicist Andrew Nyblade completed a major expansion of the Pennsylvania Seismic Monitoring Network, creating a system of 30 seismic stations spread across the Commonwealth.
What ended up being a very mild and relatively wet month of January ended on a very wintry note earlier this week, with several inches of snow falling across much of central and northern Pennsylvania. The wintry weather will persist through at least the start of next week.
The performance of several species of perennial grass is on on-going program conducted at Penn State. There has been tremendous growth in the industry in terms of what is available on the market as more growers realize the value of grasses to their bottom line.
Participants to a listening session on herbicide resistance in Lancaster, PA inspired a productive and insightful discussion on the challenges, successes, and needs going forward for managing herbicide resistant weeds.
Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture approved Xtendimax and Engenia for Xtend soybeans in Pennsylvania. We see opportunity for marestail control in burndown programs, but concerns about off-target movement, sprayer cleanout, etc. suggest that we in Pennsylvania first learn from the experiences of other states and regions in 2017 that need this technology more.
Dave Wilson joined the Field and Forage Crops Team in the beginning of January as an Extension educator in Berks County.
Is your pesticide license due to expire? Are you wondering how many points you need before March 31st? Are you scrambling to look for upcoming meetings? Here’s a simple way to check.