Rain and winds moved through Pennsylvania from west to east on Sunday. Monday and Tuesday were cloudy and cool across much of the state. For those wanting to apply thinners weather conditions for thinning based upon SkyBit do not look promising for the remainder of the week.
One of the more popular spring flowering shrubs are the viburnums.
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Penn State students excel at the 66th National Poultry Judging Contest held at Louisiana State University.
Viburnum leaf beetle larvae have hatched.
The Bioenergy Supply Chain Business Opportunities Short Course was held on April 23 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA
It was another drier than average week across the Commonwealth as most of the eastern third of the state had less than a quarter of an inch of rain.
As field activities increase, I thought it would be good to remind folks that scouting should be the basis of pest management plans.
As more farmers use vertical tillage to manage crop residues or to mellow the seedbed prior to planting (especially soybeans), questions have arisen about possible impacts of using these types of tillage operations in combination with certain soybean herbicides.
For alfalfa that was recently seeded or is currently going in, here are some herbicide reminders/updates.
This certainly isn’t news to many of you but all too often I see farmers starting to cut grass hay around Memorial Day.
Planting season (aka spring fever) is upon us, and the national agricultural focus for the next few weeks will be on the ever important “planting progress” especially in the “I-States (Indiana, Iowa, and Illinois) of the corn belt.
Registration for the Five Acre Corn Club is now open.
Hometown ambassadors can help create a positive community fabric which encourages new businesses and residents to join the community.
If you are a pond owner, it is a good idea to take a walk around your pond in early spring and check to see if any maintenance is needed.
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A mature white fringetree can stop traffic when in full bloom, usually early to mid-May. This small native tree is cloaked in lacy white petals from top to bottom, obscuring the emerging foliage with the fragrant six- to eight-inch long panicles.
Do you have customers who are interested in adding native plants to their landscapes? This may be a great niche market for diversifying your business. With Earth Day celebrations fresh in their minds, the general public is more aware of issues such as honeybee colony collapse disorder and attracting songbirds to their yards and gardens. It may be valuable for landscapers and garden centers to consider expanding the selection of native plants they offer.