As a follow-up to the blog about youth and adults working together, here's an example of a school community planning for the future together.
Downy mildew was confirmed in a home garden in Bucks Co. and has been reported in a commercial cucumber field in Lancaster Co. PA.
This past week late blight was reported on tomato and most recently potato in New Jersey. Still no confirmed reports of late blight in Pennsylvania.
During periods of warm, wet weather, slime molds migrate onto the surfaces of turfgrass leaves where they produce massive amounts of their reproductive structures, thus producing a white, blue, or gray patch.
An open forum on natural-gas development from deep shale formations will be presented in a Web-based seminar by Penn State Extension.
A presentation on cattle-feeding efficiency will highlight an educational event to be offered by Penn State Extension this summer.
All sixteen locations for which the Tom-Cast disease forecasting model for early blight are being run have now exceeded the 35 DSVs needed to trigger the first fungicide application on both tomatoes and potatoes.
As of July 9, corn earworm flights picked up in multiple parts of the state.
From the township secretary who works part-time out of her garage to the modern office with plenty of staff and technology, townships share the same challenges and can learn from each other.
Some relief toward the weekend and then hot weather continues.
Recent winds, stormy weather, and saturated soils results in lodging and green snap in some areas and limited management options.
Keep an eye out for another invasive bug species in soybeans and elsewhere.
As mentioned in previous newsletters, The Pennsylvania Soybean Promotion Board is funding a Sentinel Plot Program, which is being managed by Penn State Extension and The Dept. of Entomology.
Keeping informed of local and national markets can be helpful with your crop marketing plan.
There are many benefits to set aside time for family fun nights: Having fun together connects family members (bonding, building relationships and communication), teaches valuable life skills (following directions, taking turns and good sportsmanship), creates healthy habits (good brain and/or physical exercise) and builds a lifetime of good feelings and positive memories.
Volunteers helped cut and plant live stakes that will help reduce erosion along the Little Conewago Creek.
Since 2008, Mexico has been importing more natural gas and decreasing gas production. The US has been a close country to import from, and not in LNG form.
According to the PA Emergency Management Agency, PA is the most flood-prone state in the country. Be prepared. Know what resources are available for assistance before disaster strikes.
The clover plant itself is not toxic. The toxin, slaframine, is produced by the Rhizoctonia fungus which grows on clovers and alfalfa during periods of stress (high humidity, drought, and continuous grazing).