Excellent presentations now available online from the Washington State Extension Farm Animal Welfare Symposium. The symposium was attended by producers, veterinarians, students, faculty, and producers groups. The talks are available as a series of youtube videos and cover many important animal welfare topics.
The latest publication from the National Johne's Disease Education Initiative is now available on our Johne's Focus Area page.
We need your help in order to gauge whether harlequin and related species are an emerging concern in Pennsylvania. If they are we would like to research better controls.
With major canning ending, many home food preservers are storing canning equipment until spring. Take time to prepare the equipment for storage.
Now that the elections are over, are you ready for the next round?
A Web-based seminar, "Analyzing the Options for Monetizing the Shale Gas Resource," will be presented by Penn State Extension at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The one-hour webinar will examine the growing supply and varying demand for natural gas produced from deep shale formations in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Uday Turaga, founder and chief executive officer of ADI Analytics LLC -- who is internationally known for his expertise in shale-gas production and the resource's market -- will provide his insight during the session. While news reports regularly feature stories about new shale-gas basins, increased gas estimates or higher production yields, a thorough public understanding of natural-gas demand often is lacking, webinar organizers said.
Broadleaf Weed Applications and Injury to Non-Targets with Ester Forms of 2,4-D.
Although the common name alludes to a tree, Chionanthus virginicus is often treated as a large shrub.
Ground ivy is a perennial weed found in both turfgrass and ornamental landscape beds.
The sunset date for sodium nitrate passed as of October 21, 2012.
Individuals in communities across the nation came together this week to help victims of a major storm and then to vote in the presidential election.
After a frosty start in parts of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, clouds will return to the eastern two-thirds of the state by afternoon and a cold rain will commence in the eastern third of the Commonwealth by dusk.
Having lost many combining days because of wet weather, lots of wheat will end up being seeded late. Here are some tips to help compensate for later planting.
Again we are faced with challenging conditions for corn and soybean harvest.
Harvesting of soybeans and corn is still not completed in many parts of Pennsylvania, and the question arises - does it still make sense to plant a cover crop at this late date?
Kerry Richards, Ph.D., director of the Pesticide Education Program, Penn State University, is quoted in this press release from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA).
The supermarket has a special on pork chops; a friend shares some fresh venison, a purchase of a side of beef—all are good reasons for knowing the best methods of freezing meats. Keys for success are proper temperature, air tight packaging, cleanliness, starting with a quality product, and length of storage.
A new publication offered by the Pesticide Education Program in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences provides recommendations for preventing and controlling infestations of wood-destroying insects. Although aimed primarily at pest-control professionals, "Wood-Destroying Pests" provides information useful to homeowners who are confronting the problems the pests cause.
This week's blog is written by Christina Becker, an Extension Specialist in the Penn State Pesticide Education Program. Chris coordinates the statewide Poison Prevention Outreach Program for our office, which is quite an undertaking. Not mentioned in the blog below is that last year, the program reached over 8,000 kids! Chris has already begun her planning for next year's program.
Since the deregulation of electricity generation there have been numerous changes in the price structures for electricity. Take the time to investigate your options and consider changes that could save you money.