Understanding the function of the horse’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract is critical for maintaining its health and preventing conditions such laminitis.
For many, spring is found in wetlands and vernal pools.
When we think of animal waste being detrimental to water quality, larger, livestock animal operations probably come to mind first as being the largest contributors. While this is true, even our domestic companion animals do their part to add to water contamination.
Black-capped chickadees are tiny but tough. At less than half an ounce, they’re one of the smallest birds to survive in northern areas during the winter. It takes a lot of body fat to keep warm, so chickadees spend most of the daylight hours feeding on seeds, berries, and occasionally fat from animal carcasses.
Sheep and meat goat producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of field days offered by Penn State Extension this spring.
A Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension will focus on the locations of mobile phone towers and municipalities' limited ability to regulate them.
Each year, more than 2 million poisonings are reported to 55 poison centers across the country, with over 90 percent occurring in the home. Just over half of the poisonings occur in children younger than 6 years old.
With the continuing development and expansion of shale resources occurring across the state, questions regarding how this affects land and property values often arise. Jeffrey R. Kern, Senior Appraiser with Resource Technologies Corporation will help answer that question during Penn State Extension’s shale webinar March 27th from 1 to 2 PM.
Money is on everyone's mind. Earlier this week Extension offered Getting the Most from your Grant-writing Efforts in Stroudsburg. More than 30 people filled the room.
This course is designed to assist produce growers who are writing a Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) food safety plan and who are considering or required to submit a USDA third party audit. Two upcoming events are: in Ephrata on April 10th and at University Park on April 14th. Cost is $50 for this 6 hour course that also includes lunch and resource materials
Penn State Extension Delaware County is hosting a Sheep Day on April 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 4 -H Farm and Educational Center, Garrett Williamson Foundation, 395 Bishop Hollow Rd., Newtown Square, PA 19073.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the expansion of the Farm Storage and Facility Loan program, which provides low-interest financing to producers. The enhanced program includes 22 new categories of eligible equipment for fruit and vegetable producers, and makes it easier for farmers and ranchers around the country to finance the equipment they need to grow and expand.
The health benefits of tomatoes illustrate the importance for consumers to frequently include tomato products in their meals.
Sampling is a tool natural resources professionals use to get a sense of the volume (size class and diameter), species, and regeneration (existing and potential) across a landowner’s property.
Are you thinking about planting a field to trees? Many folks want to plant hardwoods such as oak, walnut, and black cherry. They believe these will grow into valuable hardwoods; they are partly correct. The problem is getting them to grow.
This workshop will assist foresters and other natural resource management professionals in beginning the discussion with landowners on how to keep their forests working.
When our children were growing up, we found ways to engage them on the land...
On Thursday, March 27 from 7-9 PM at the PSU - Mont Alto Campus General Studies Auditorium, the South Mountain Partnership, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Forestry Association and the Mont Alto Forestry Club, will host this South Mountain Speaker Series event.
Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.
Now is the time to pick the tomato varieties you want to grow in your garden this summer. You may have noticed that seed catalogs showed up earlier than ever this winter, noted Steve Bogash, Extension horticulture educator based in Cumberland County. "With the rapid growth in vegetable gardening, demand promises to be higher than ever," he said. "If there are specific varieties of vegetables that you truly want for the coming season, you may want to get your orders in early." And Bogash knows -- perhaps better than anyone -- that there is a huge range of tomato cultivars from which to choose.