The closest confirmation of late blight is still in West Virginia.
Early blight as well as Septoria leaf spot (only tomato) are two diseases that we see to varying degrees every year. The use of disease forecasting models can help time fungicide applications as well as gain a better understanding of the environmental conditions that are conducive to disease development.
Ten people from Potter and McKean Counties were recently certified as new SFP facilitators.
Community controversy can be a wonderful thing. Really. But very few of us see it that way. For most local governments, public agencies or community organizations, the idea of a public discussion on a controversial topic is painful. So painful that instead of seizing the opportunity, we tend to pull the figurative sheet over our heads and just hope everyone will go away.
Earworm shows up early in 2013
The surplus from last week's repetitive showers have brought many of the eastern counties back to average rainfall for the season, however a quilt work of deficits remain over the western half of Pennsylvania as showers continue to dodge the north central mountains and parts of the Laurel Highlands.
As mentioned in previous newsletters, The Pennsylvania Soybean Promotion Board is funding a Sentinel Plot Program, which is being managed by Penn State Extension and The Dept. of Entomology.
Postemergence soybean herbicide applications are happening across the state.
Let’s take a step back and do a general view of the two components of marketing: 1) supply, 2) demand.
About 50 people attended the Tall Grazing Field Day on June 11, 2013 at Spring Creek Farm, Wernersville, held in collaboration by the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture and Penn State Extension-Berks County.
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released an updated assessment of shale formations found throughout the world, looking at more shale formations and countries than previously reported in the 2011 report.
A new growth spreadsheet that generates a customized growth curve for an individual herd based on that herd’s goal for age at first calving and the mature size of animals in the herd. Using this tool, you will be able to tell at every step of the way whether heifers are on track to calve at the right size and age, eliminating the delay that comes with not measuring heifer performance until first calving.
We can't control the weather, but we can make management changes to improve calf comfort and performance as the mercury rises.
A growing population and increased incomes from an economic boom are the driving forces behind a surge in dairy product demand in India. One key to the success of recent consumption trends has been an American standby: the refrigerator.
On-farm milk culture is a tool that can help you reduce the amount of antibiotics being used, decrease costs associated with clinical mastitis, and increase milk quality and profitability.
Commodity feeding can be a money saving or money losing game, and each farm needs to look at their numbers and make that decision for their operation.
The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Tuesday amended and reported out legislation authorizing the state to set standards for the construction of drinking water wells.
Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides) is a garden-lover’s dream when the planting site is hostile to more well-behaved horticultural selections. Think ahead, for in fertile soils and confined spaces, this rhizomatous perennial primrose family member can spread as quickly as bamboo to dominate the site!