We are excited to share a new resource that you might find of interest. Two new, youth-oriented online presentations from Penn State Extension explore the role of water in shale-gas drilling and production in the mid-Atlantic region.
It is not uncommon to see leaf mold on high tunnel tomatoes but due to the very humid conditions, this disease is also developing in the field.
Water specialists from Penn State Extension worked with surrounding states to provide education on managing private water supplies in shale gas drilling regions.
New titles: Problem Solving with Children; Guiding Behavior: Responding to Biting and Teaching Sharing; Incorporating STEM into Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs.
When someone says “have a glass of milk,” we think of cow’s milk; however people in other parts of the world drink milk from a variety of sources including camels, water buffalo and sheep.
Community development efforts that include teens as well as adults are a win-win for everyone.
Research shows that protein and whole grains are key foods to include in your breakfast every day to help satisfy hunger and improve concentration.
The Penn State farm food safety webinar, "Update on the New FDA Produce Safety Standards: Issues of Importance for Pennsylvania Produce Growers", was presented on May 31, 2013 and now is available for viewing.
The tables below present weekly adult moth captures in pheromone traps and degree day comparisons for 2008 to 2013.
Sooty blotch/flyspeck infection period is underway and growers are encouraged to apply a cover spray. The latest infection periods have been posted, which include sooty blotch/flyspeck.
Are you thinking about mob grazing? Take a look at this new study and comments from expert farmers.
Do you produce fruit? If you are not receiving insect updates from the Penn State Extension Fruit Team make sure to get on their list. This is the highlights of what you are missing.
Bacterial spot of stone fruit (caused by Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni [Xap]) remains the most important bacterial disease of peach and nectarine in the eastern United States. We conducted a study in 2012 to monitor and identify populations of bacteria in stone fruit orchards, including bacteria resistant to the antibiotic oxytetracycline and to determine the current levels of oxytetracycline sensitivity in Xap populations. Of the 237 isolates tested, 99% and 81% grew in media amended with 5 and 10 mg/L oxytetracycline, respectively, while 25% and 22% of isolates grew in media amended with 15 and 20 mg/L and greater of oxytetracycline, respectively. Prudent use of this antibiotic is advised to prevent the loss of sensitivity.
“I never knew what A1C was until my doctor said mine was high and I had diabetes.” This is a comment I hear frequently in Penn State Extension’s Dining with Diabetes program when participants discuss the emotions experienced when they learned they had diabetes.
It’s the perpetual question in nutrition workshops. Which is better – butter or margarine? Many go away with the set jaw of the devoted. To complicate matters, margarines have largely disappeared from market shelves – replaced by “spreads”.
I had the opportunity to attend the Food Safety Summit which was held in Baltimore just last week and my first session featured Norovirus– you know, the virus we hear about associated with Cruise ships?
Reusable bags are everywhere and they are not just for carrying groceries anymore! They can be found from the gym to the laundromat. Promoted by businesses, grocery chains and municipalities, they are an excellent environmental choice, but they can pick up bacteria from the foods and other objects they carry.
Are you noticing the leaves on your tomato plants curling? Despite the potential severity of the symptoms, leaf curl does not typically impact yield.
Still no confirmed reports in Pennsylvania.
Cucurbit downy mildew is starting to move further north and was most recently confirmed in Delaware.