Late fall fertilization has been a standard management practice on golf courses, athletic fields, and lawns for decades. However, in recent years this practice has been questioned by some as an unnecessary maintenance practice, and deemed potentially damaging to water resources. This article examines how late fall fertilizer applications influence turf performance, when to make applications, as well as the types of fertilizers and rates that provide a desirable turf response, but minimize nitrogen losses due to leaching and runoff.
Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar providing guidance for municipalities on a form-based code approach to development at noon on Sept. 18 .
How is your balance? Are you taking shorter steps, hanging onto things for a little longer, afraid of falling? Loss of balance is a gradual process and happens before you realize it has changed. You can do something to improve before a fall happens.
Warm weather mid week, then showers and cooler temperatures for the weekend.
Uncertainty and weather risk can provide pricing opportunities for grain producers.
Palmer amaranth has been found in PA (maybe) and surrounding state.
Now is the time to pay attention to grain storage areas and control insects.
Here come the stinkbugs- they may be too late to warrant treatment though.
Sentinel fields generally have low incidences of insect and disease populations. Stink bug populations are starting to increase.
Cover crops have many benefits, but we are approaching a planting deadline for some species.
Jonathan Laughner, an extension educator based in Beaver County, has been named district director for Penn State Extension's District 1, which encompasses Erie, Crawford and Mercer counties in northwestern Pennsylvania. The appointment is effective immediately.
In today's news, people toss around acronyms like STEM and STEAM. What is the latest trend in these integrated curriculum movements? What should teachers of young children be thinking about as they plan their fall lessons and experiences?
According to the latest estimates, Australia has more wild hogs than human beings, perhaps more than 23 million. No one is certain how many wild hogs roam Pennsylvania -- mostly escapees from commercial hog-hunting preserves and their offspring. But both commonwealths need to control and perhaps eliminate feral pigs, which are a highly destructive species, according to Theodore Alter, professor of agricultural, environmental and regional economics in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
The numbers of brown marmorated stink bug adults and nymphs collected in traps monitored by our entomology program are very high, much higher than during the 2012 season (as of September 6). If BMSB nymphs are spotted inside any orchard, a control treatment is needed immediately. The third generation of codling moth and fourth generation of Oriental fruit moth are continuing their flights and egg deposition in many orchards. While the CM flight should cease within the next 2 weeks, the OFM will continue its flight and egg deposition until at least mid October.
The Chesapeake Watershed Forum is a three day/two night conference that brings together representatives from local watershed organizations and local governments to learn the latest restoration science and direction, network with other groups facing similar challenges, and be inspired to continue the work of preserving and restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The 2013 Forum will run from Sept 27-29, 2013 and is held at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.
PA Department of Labor & Industry provides current snapshots of labor market information through their monthly Fast Facts publications.
Did you know apples are grown in all fifty states...
The Better Kid Care Nurturing Learning series presents ideas for adults who want to provide enriching learning experiences for children from one through four years old.
We continue to have trap captures above spray thresholds, but damage risk decreases in cooler weather close to harvest. There is no need to spray when you are within about 7 days to harvest. Eggs take about 3 or more days to hatch. Hatching first instars require another 3 or 4 days to reach 2nd instar. If you are within about 7 days to harvest, there is little need to spray because eggs and very young 1st instars cause little to no damage. If you are further than 7-days from harvest, corn is still at risk of worm damage.