Although counts in traps have been low, the incidence is now widespread and damage being detected in fields.
John Berry gives us the highlights from the national meeting of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.
Uncomfortable humidity returns at the end of this week, but less than half the region is expected to notice measurable rain until late Friday or Saturday when virtually all of the state should receive at least a tenth of an inch of rain.
The weather conditions over the last few weeks have created the “perfect fungal storm” which has overpowered and killed grass in windrows and areas with especially thick forage.
Learn about the ergot fungus, what to look for in the field to identify it and the symptoms your animals may exhibit if they have ingested ergot.
This week, an article from Ohio State’s Pierce Paul is highlighted to help you gain perspective on whether or not it is too late to apply fungicides.
Results from our winter wheat trials conducted this year have been posted at our small grains website.
It has been a few years since we have had significant populations of aphids in soybeans, but here are a few reminders since we have been finding them in our soybean sentinel plots.
This week’s insect and disease report for soybeans.
With the rain that occurred over the past month, many of us have had to mow our lawns more often. These heavy rains can also contribute to grass clippings ending up in storm water runoff. Grass clippings that are blown into the street eventually enter the street storm drain.
A look at the benefits, challenges and options of natural gas for transportation. Part 1 of a 2-part series
How can communities possibly develop when there is a shortage of resources?
Joseph Conklin, of Pittsburgh, has been named district director for Penn State Extension's District 10, which encompasses Washington, Greene and Fayette counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. The appointment was effective Aug. 1.
According to the Center for Disease Control, contaminated foods cause about 3-thousand deaths a year in the United States. In response to large-scale and highly-publicized contaminations in recent years to foods like spinach and peanut butter, the government has created the Food Safety Modernization Act.
We have been informed that shipments of boxwoods from outside of PA arrived and were sold BEFORE it was discovered that there were boxwood blight-infected plants in the shipments.
Much of the equipment, technology, goods and services that drive the state's agricultural economy will be on display during Penn State's Ag Progress Days exposition, Aug. 13-15 at Rock Springs. The event will feature nearly 500 exhibitors and a variety of field demonstrations, giving agricultural producers a marketplace where they can learn, shop and compare, according to Bob Oberheim, Ag Progress Days manager.
Downy mildew on cucumber is now a common site across the state.
Sweet corn trap counts have been low, but damage has been reported from at least 3 sites. This could be due to weather affecting trap catch or sprays, trap placement in old corn while silking corn is nearby, or pyrethroid resistance.
No prolonged heat and humidity is foreseen in the next 8-10 days, with many days averaging 4-8 degrees below seasonal norms.