In this post, Dr. John Masiunas from the University of Illinois addresses the issue of what to do when vegetable or fruit crops are injured from pesticide drift.
Blueberries are one of only a few fruits native to North America. They are readily available in June and July; July is National Blueberry Month in the United States. They are one of the easiest fruits to freeze, but they may also be canned, made into jam, jelly, preserves, or syrups. Pies, muffins and other quick breads made with blueberries can be prepared ahead and frozen for a convenient treat. In fact, blueberry muffins are the most popular muffin in the United States.
Plant analysis is a valuable tool for monitoring crop nutrition and diagnosing suspected plant nutrient deficiency problems.
Penn State Extension, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Soybean Promotion Board, has initiated the Pennsylvania Soybean On-Farm Network to evaluate some key production practices and conduct demonstrations on soybean around Pennsylvania.
As hot and dryer weather arrives in Pennsylvania, poisonous plants in pastures become a greater concern. Slow growth of pasture grasses can easily result in overgrazing, which means that grazing animals might not have sufficient forage intake and start eating some less desirable plant species.
With the barley and wheat crops coming off earlier than normal this year, double-crop soybean planting should be as popular as ever. Weeds are generally less of a problem in double-crop soybean because of the delayed planting date.
Strong commodity prices have encouraged producers to look for ways to increase their yields even if it is only for a few bushels. Retail businesses have of wide array of available foliar fertilizers for producers to try to get those few bushels. Before using a foliar program one should review university research summaries and ask if the concept is sound.
As we have heard reports of some significant damage from both armyworm and late blight, the PA Department of Agriculture reminds producers of the following process to report crop damage
After a period of near, to slightly below, seasonal temperatures and low humidity, hot and noticeably more humid conditions will enter the state for the middle of the week ahead of an approaching cold front.
Sweet corn growers usually deal with fall armyworms. This year we are also seeing problems of another species, true armyworm.
This new report from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers ten essential fixes to help rural communities amend their codes, ordinances, and development requirements to promote more environmentally and economically sustainable growth.
Recent surveys conducted by researchers at Alabama A&M University indicated that 80 percent of Alabama and Tennessee goat producers reported that they do not vaccinate their herds. However, vaccination is a precaution that goat producers should adopt to prevent infectious diseases.
The Penn State Extension Water Resources Team has recently released two new water related factsheets. The factsheets are quick reference guides to help Private Water Supply Owners understand water supply problems and common water testing parameters in Pennsylvania.
A business has many Internet-based tools to choose from when connecting with customers. These include websites, email, and social media tools like Facebook and Twitter. In today's article you will learn what online or Internet tools survey respondents expect businesses to use.
Forty aspiring grape growers filled the room at this week’s intensive new grape grower workshop. Read on for tips and start-up realities from Penn State Extension’s Mark Chien and Texas Agrilife Extension’s Fritz Westover.
Late blight has now been confirmed in Blair, Franklin, Mifflin, Lancaster and Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania.
In a recent wine tasting that mimicked the legendary 1976 "Judgment of Paris" tasting, judges from France, Belgium, and the U.S. evaluated established French wines versus those wines grown and produced in New Jersey. The results were interesting! As New Jersey is a neighbor to Pennsylvania, the results of this competition may provide some insight into where east coast wines rank on a global level.
A brief article on how wineries are utilizing Facebook to drive sales and Twitter to capture market attention.
The cool, wet weather conditions we've been experiencing can result in herbicide injury to sweet corn. This post covers herbicide injury symptoms, how the weather can lead to herbicide injury and what to do if herbicide injury is a problem.
To-date late blight has been confirmed on five farms in four counties and more unconfirmed outbreaks are suspected.