Penn State Extension programs to help people consider all possible options in financial planning your Marcellus money.
If your well was flooded after the recent visit by Hurricane Irene or Lee - or any other high water event, you should be concerned about the safety of your well. There are a number of potentially harmful substances that could be in your water supply – specifically coliform bacteria.
This month's webinar will look at Marcellus development and effects on farming from various perspectives
There are many factors that must be considered when making a pest control plan. Some of those factors are the biology of the pest, how pest damage impacts the value of the crop, the time it takes to apply controls, the cost of the control, how marketing impacts the use of pest control measures, and probably most important, is the control effective.
I lost a lot of tomato plants to Sclerotinia/White mold/Timber Rot this past season, while I’ve seen some in past years, why was it so bad this season?
Garlic growers in Canada and several northeastern states have seen crop losses of 80-90% in sections of fields infested with the stem/bloat nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci). Pennsylvania growers obtaining garlic seed/bulbs from Canadian and other northeastern sources may unknowingly introduce this serious pest into their fields.
On Tuesday morning, June 28, 2011 at 5:00 am, Sandea (halosulfuron-methyl) herbicide was applied postemergence on fields of pepper and cantaloupe growing in research plots at the Horticulture Research Farm, Rock Springs, PA. Sandea is labeled for application on both peppers and cantaloupes for weed control.
November 2, 2011 – Norcross, Georgia USA – NuGIS (Nutrient Use Geographic Information System) is a web-based nutrient balance model that predicts partial nutrient balance and nutrient removal to use ratios for the U.S. at county, state, and watershed scales. Harvest removals of N, P and K are estimated from USDA-NASS crop production data and the latest crop removal coefficients. Fertilizer use and recoverable manure nutrients are estimated from AAPFCO fertilizer sales data and Agricultural Census information for the five Census years from 1987 through 2007 with annual estimates since 2007 available in the near future. Balance estimates and the component data layers can be viewed via an interactive graphical interface or exported in tabular form. NuGIS can be accessed by logging in at >http://nugis.ipni.net/login/<.
The Penn State Extension Crop Management Team brings you 8 field walks in November to see and learn about cover crop mixtures after corn silage for supplemental forage, erosion control, soil improvement and nutrient cycling. See crimson clover, annual ryegrass, triticale, forage and grain oats, tillage radish, hairy vetch, and cereal rye planted in various mixtures. Field walks will be held in Blair, Dauphin, Franklin, York, Bucks, Lebanon and Northumberland counties.
If the recent storm caused damage to your trees, the following information may be helpful
The Triple Divide Watershed Coalition was formed this year in Potter County, Pennsylvania, and is comprised of the nine public water supplies in that county, with assistance from the County Commissioners, Penn State Extension, Potter County Education Council, and the PA DEP. Inspired by water quality concerns from natural gas well drilling, the group is identifying some new ways to do business that they hope will prove to be good for water quality.
An Oregon State study indicates that forest biomass harvest and use for bioenergy will release more carbon dioxide than forests currently release.
Flood-affected forages might contain heavy metals, petroleum compounds, and sewage that might adversely animal health or contaminate animal-based food products.
Frequent testing will allow for a more consistent feed ration
To improve feed efficiency, you must understand the many factors that influence it.
Feed inventory tracking enhances feed management decisions.
Be sure to read the fine print!
Penn State Reproduction Drill Down Tool provides a systematic approach to critically analyze the major factors affecting heat detection rate and conception rate.
Professor shares experiences as a volunteer engineer in Ukraine.
In 1933 and 1934, nearly 50 million people flocked to the World’s Fair in Chicago to celebrate a “Century of Progress”. Visitors eagerly toured the agricultural building that showcased innovations and ideas for the future, like new designs for corn planters, harrows, and engines. How far have we come since then?