Some of the burn-down herbicides have been implicated as possible causes of damage to young tree trunks that have green tissue on portions of the lower trunk.
We just finished winter tree fruit meetings during which I talked about some new herbicide registrations.
Consider applying dormant sprays soon to manage fungal and bacterial diseases this season.
To mark National Groundwater Awareness Week, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced some improvements to the Pennsylvania Groundwater Information System (PaGWIS).
Most vegetable crops start their life as seeds.
The Lehigh Valley Study Circle Network began its 2017 season with a meeting hosted by Jake, Ben, and George Scholl of Scholl Orchards, located in Bethlehem and Kempton PA. During the meeting with fellow growers, the Scholls discussed their operation and some of the elements that have led to their success.
Penn State students in agricultural fraternities, a sorority and several clubs held a “Penny War” and spaghetti dinner at University Park which raised nearly $1,000 for a Pennsylvania farmer with a disability.
"Don't let weeds grow in the greenhouse." Growers know it, customers sense it, researchers understand it, and Extension educators preach it. But is zero tolerance for weeds an attainable goal?
This edition features a story about how Penn State students raised money for a Pennsylvania farmer, entry details about the Bridging Horizons program, need for occupational therapists, and beekeeping.
The updated Penn State Extension Spray Record-Keeping Spreadsheet for apples, pears, peaches, and cherries is now available from Penn State Extension.
Planners often ask ‘What should your community look like in 20 years’?
This past year I decided to attract birds to my yard using bird feeders. I tried different feeder styles, food, and locations. Some worked well and some, well, didn’t work.
The American Pussy Willow is a great example of how a native plant provides habitat and supports native wildlife.
For many Pennsylvanians, the first sign of spring is the return of the robin, the appearance of snowdrops (flower) or the hopefully last pile of melting snow.
My fondness for Christmas Cactus plants comes from the numerous beautiful blooms that magically appear from green tips just as color has pretty much disappeared from my outdoor gardens. These eye candy blooms start as early as November and can continue well into the New Year, often blooming again in the spring.
While moving my outside cactus and succulent plants inside to protect them from freezing this fall, I wondered where these unusual plants were first found.
The course of true love never did run smooth. This proverb, which comes from the play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare also applies to gardening.
Penn State Extension, with funding from the state Department of Agriculture, has created a “fun,” hands-on, interactive curriculum to address the threat of invasive species, to be offered through its Pennsylvania 4-H youth program.
Acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell answered questions before the House Appropriations Committee for 2 hours and 30 minutes Monday on DEP’s budget request touching on deficiencies EPA pointed out in the state’s Safe Drinking Water Program because of budget cuts, permit reviews, the regulation of pipelines, penalty assessments, going beyond federal requirements and meeting Pennsylvania’s obligations under the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Streams and rivers around the world are effected by acidic runoff and metal contamination. This can occur through natural processes caused by the action of wind, water, and air reacting with previously buried minerals and metals present in streams and their watersheds as well as activities associated with historical and ongoing mining activities.