As the growing season draws to an end, the seasonal rainfall, albeit sporadic and heavy, will end near normal in many parts of the state.
The effects of seed coating on forage seed establishment and yield can be inconsistent, so it is important for producers to ask questions when making decisions about purchasing coated forage seed.
As of today, we believe we have 6 or 7 sites mostly in the southeast, but also a small population in the south central region that have Palmer amaranth, but many more are likely out there unrecognized.
This past week was again a wake-up call to keep your fields covered with mulch and living vegetation at all times.
The Penn State Particle Separator (PSPS) provides a tool to quantitatively determine the particle size of forages and total mixed rations (TMR). The updated 2013 version of the PSPS adds the ability to estimate physically effective fiber (peNDF) to this tool.
Achieving ideal levels of fecal phosphorus requires attention to several factors. The good news is ideal levels are possible, but they certainly are not the easiest to achieve.
Genetic technologies offer new opportunities to develop precise management plans that will help a farmer capitalize on the genetic merit of each animal in his or her herd.
Delegating management of a process or technology we aren’t familiar with to someone else based on their personal strengths can be a way to develop our human resources on the farm. We can rely on the younger generation to help bridge the information and technology gap while providing them with experiences and opportunities to progress our farms at a quicker rate.
A few manure piles at the rear of the stalls doesn’t necessarily mean a poorly managed stall, but rather a well-used stall, which is a good thing. Rather than just look at how clean the stalls are, watch and evaluate how the cows use the stalls. In the end a clean, well-used stall is the real goal.
When the days become shorter and there is a chill in the air, we know the growing season is ending and the yard work is slowing down.
Watershed modeling was conducted in 20 large, U.S. watersheds to assess the sensitivity of streamflow, nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus), and sediment loading to a range of plausible mid-21st Century climate change and urban development scenarios in different regions of the nation. This final report describes the structure ― including methods, models, scenarios, and results ― of this effort.
Do you like to fish or boat? Then this topic is of particular interest to you. Didymo, commonly referred to as “rock snot”, is a species of freshwater algae native to cool-water regions of northern Europe and North America. Since the mid-1980s, it has taken on the characteristics of an invasive species, forming massive blooms that blanket streambeds, choking streams and rivers, and threatening aquatic ecosystems.
Finding time for the family to enjoy relaxing away from the stress of life is something good to provide for children. When they hear about it, perhaps other parents may notice the value of slowing down their own pace of life.
A look at the use of natural gas in transportation for rail and marine transportation
If you are experiencing grub damage in turf areas, you may be wondering how much longer rescue treatments will be effective.
The lily leaf beetle was recently identified by Penn State ornamental extension entomologist Greg Hoover, and confirmed by state and federal regulatory agencies as a new ornamental insect pest in Pennsylvania.
Whenever you think of glorious fall colors, your mind’s eye inevitably includes the reddish-burnt orange glow that sugar maple brings to autumn’s landscape.
As the recipient of this award, Dr. Robert Van Saun is an individual who, through long and continued service, has promoted the goals of the AABP and whose accomplishments have served as a model for service to bovine agriculture through organized veterinary medicine.
Autumn is a good time to learn more about an important economic sector of our communities. In some Pennsylvania counties farms open their gates to the public at this time of year.
There are many types of tree nuts that grow in Pennsylvania, especially in the southern and eastern parts of the state. If you’d like to grow nuts to add to your product selection, you are more likely to be successful with a little planning and careful selection of the types of nuts you plant.