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.
Controlling costs is just as important as ensuring the quality and quantity of heifers entering the dairy herd. Understanding a herd’s unique heifer need and availability based on key herd metrics can achieve insight into potential limitations or excess availability of heifers. Controlling these metrics to improve access to replacement opens the dairy business to greater control of quality of heifers becoming their next lactating herd participants.
Holstein herds in Pennsylvania have made progress in reducing the average age of heifers at first calving.
Federal funding is gone, but Johne's Disease isn’t. This article presents some relatively easy and inexpensive management practices that you can use to minimize the level of infection and the impact of this disease in your herd.