The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Pennsylvania as a result of the frost and freeze that occurred on April 4 – 10, 2016.
What do carpet tubes and poetry have to do with each other, and with early childhood education? In several recent workshops, early care providers were presented with creative opportunities inspired by carpet tubes and poetry—opportunities that other professionals may want to replicate in their own early care or out-of-school time classrooms.
This year’s conference provides networking and resources all royalty owners will benefit to have in their toolbox.
Because of a new narrative of stewardship, Pennsylvania farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be persuaded to look at conservation not as something they have to do but rather something they want to do.
Researchers test effects of common road salt, additives, and alternatives - Organic additives found in road salt alternatives -- such as those used in the commercial products GeoMelt and Magic Salt -- act as a fertilizer to aquatic ecosystems, promoting the growth of algae and organisms that eat algae, according to new research.
While we've known for a over a decade now that climate change is variably advancing the onset of spring across the United States, a new set of maps from the USGS-led USA National Phenology Network now demonstrates just how ahead of schedule spring is in your precise neck of the woods.
Everyone deals with snow and ice removal in the winter. One popular approach is to apply chemical deicing materials to clear sidewalks, stairs and driveways. But did you know that runoff containing these chemicals can damage our rivers and streams?
Tips for spring horse keeping.
Make sure you know what plants are toxic to your horses and pets.
Penn State Extension has planned ten educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this spring.
An update to last Fall’s article on growing berries in grow bags is sorely needed, just to keep other people from repeating some of our less-than-enjoyable experiences.
Is the fence visible? Any fence type to be safe and reliable requires planning and proper instillation.
Yard waste “trimmings” can be toxic to livestock.
With spring on the horizon, now is a good time to talk about plastic mulch and alternate options.
The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement (§112.22.c).
For commercial tree fruit growers in Pennsylvania, who feel they have been experiencing Rapid Apple Decline in their orchard, we are requesting their assistance by completing a questionnaire to help us further study the problem.
When we think of heart health, we think of reducing sodium, eating less saturated fats, and exercising more. But do we ever think of eating more fish? If not, consider adding this important food to your menu!
Penn State Extension held nine regional educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this winter.
Oral Health for Young Children: Promote Healthy Habits in Child Care; Family Child Care: Advancing Healthy Practices for a Healthy Future; Family Child Care: Overcoming Barriers to Lead Fun Physical Activities
With less than two weeks until the official end of an unusually warm winter in Pennsylvania, the apple crop is in some jeopardy, warns a tree fruit specialist with Penn State Extension.