The important arthropod pests of horses are flies, gnats, mosquitoes, bots, lice, ticks, mites and blister beetles.
The Penn State Department of Food Science is offering Fundamentals of HACCP to be held from August 31 to September 2.
The primary toxin, galitoxin, is found in all vegetative parts of the plant. In addition, a group of toxicants known as cardenolides may be responsible for digitalis-like signs that cause or contribute to death.
We can grow great edible nuts in PA. There are many other outstanding nut varieties that perform well in Pennsylvania. Each one of these varieties was selected from seedling trees. All it took was for one observant person to recognize that a particular seedling produced outstanding nuts and start to propagate it through grafting. By grafting pieces of the outstanding tree onto other rootstock, the graft grows into a clone of the tree that it came from.
Extension programs regarding drinking water and Marcellus gas drilling has played a key role in educating the public
Testing drinking water wells is important, but it is also necessary to understand the results.
On July 23, 2010, EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs updated its Web page to describe the regulatory background and longstanding policy concerning pesticidal claims on unregistered cleaning products.
NGWA Protect Your Groundwater Day is September 14, 2010. As the title suggests, this day focuses solely on groundwater protection by emphasizing prevention of contamination and water conservation as ways to protect groundwater resources.
At the recent quarterly breakfast of the Lancaster County Center of Excellence in Renewable Energy, keynote speaker State Rep. Eugene DePasquale, D-York, spoke of his commitment to energy efficiency and the need for energy independence.
Penn State Extension works with county Natural Gas Task Forces
Local emergency responders benefit from gas industry training program.
The Web Soil Survey (WSS) is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and provides free access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. The WSS is a Web application that provides customers (producers, agencies, Technical Service Providers, and others) electronic access to relevant soil and related information needed to make wise land use & management decisions. Users can get information on only what they want by highlighting areas on the map and collect information relevant to their land use concerns.
The Vegetable Guide has variety recommendations, seeding and transplanting dates, spacing, fertility and more.
Current update on a natural gas related court case.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed updating existing regulations for oil and gas wells. The revisions would update existing rules for drilling, casing, cementing, testing, monitoring, and protecting oil and gas wells, as well as for protecting public and private water supplies.
Penn State Extension has been conducting programs for business owners and managers interested in developing new opportunities or expanding their firm's involvement in natural gas activities. This article, the second in a series of profiles of local entrepreneurs, describes PAGasDirectory.com and how its owner created the business after attending one of these Extension programs. We will continue to profile other businesses to demonstrate the pathways by which entrepreneurs identify and pursue opportunities related to natural gas.
EPA will be holding informational public meetings on its proposed study of the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and potential impacts on drinking water.
Standardized safety and environmental awareness training programs are designed to help all natural gas workers recognize the many basic job hazards they may encounter and how to minimize the impact.
This space will showcase of some of the tools and approaches developed for nutrient and sediment reduction within Pennsylvania’s watersheds. Many of the best management practices and partnership building activities in the Conewago Watershed, Pennsylvania’s showcase watershed will be highlighted, but other watershed agencies and organizations also have stories to tell.
I frequently get the question: Is sea or kosher salt better? The answer depends on how/why you use salt.