Beyond the new pesticides for berry crops mentioned in a recent Fruit Times article (Portal on low-growing berries, Altacor and Danitol on caneberries), here are a few additions. As always, the label is the law, so if there are differences between the label on the product in your possession and the information above, follow the label.
As mentioned at many of the winter meetings, we have a few new tools in our pocket for weed control. Some have similar modes of action as other established materials and others are new or more effective against certain weeds.
The temperature at which fruit buds are injured depends primarily on their stage of development. As flowers begin to swell and expand into blossoms, they become less resistant to freeze injury.
Years ago, we knew the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug was out there – but it still took us by surprise. Dr. Ed Rajotte, Penn State Professor of Entomology and IPM Coordinator, advises growers to not make the same mistake with the Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii.
A scorecard for the health of the Chesapeake Bay, based on the best available information about the Chesapeake for indicators representing three major categories: pollution, habitat, and fisheries is now available from the Chesapeake Bay foundation.
There are many projects that youth can become involved in to help protect and conserve local water resources. Service-learning helps youth gain a better understanding of their communities and how their actions can make a difference.
Cooperative Extension across the country is developing a new way of disseminating information.
Penn State's School of Forest Resources is looking for particpants for a research study on the potential impacts of Marcellus gas drilling on rural drinking water supplies.
Alternate Bearing (AB) refers to an alternating cropping pattern that is internally regulated by the plant. This phenomenon is widespread throughout many perennial trees and shrubs, but is not universal. Perennial fruit crops initiate flower buds for next season’s crop in the current season, and for most deciduous fruit species, the alternation of large and small crops is caused by competition between the current season’s crop and the coming season’s flower buds.
Mid March is the perfect time to start taking certain actions that can have major effects in the apple scab, fire blight and bacterial spot disease situation in your orchard this year.
Topics include: Penn State's Kinship Care Resources, Penn State's Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP), and a "Family Finding" model to both locate and engage relatives of children living in foster care
Penn State resources can now be found on the eXtension Family Caregiving website
This Penn State Extension RAPP program aims to help relative caregiver families in Pennsylvania to find needed information, resources, and support services.
The United States higher education staffing system has been experiencing a reduction in the proportion of jobs for full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a significant growth in full-time non-tenure-track, part-time/adjunct faculty and graduate employees.
Mike Yezzi from Flying Pigs Farm shared his pastured pig production system at this year’s Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conference. Pastured pigs fit well into Mike's hilly, wooded 170-acre farm, a challenging environment for many farm enterprises.
Hepatica is an early spring evergreen perennial. They are a woodland plant that flowers long before the leaves emerge on the trees surrounding it. Depending on the weather, the site, and conditions Hepatica can emerge in late February to late March and continue its blooms until April into early May.
Imagine if you got a phone call telling you that you have a 15-year-old grandson that you never knew about! What might your reaction be? Shock? Denial? Anger?
Good news for those working in Spanish speaking countries and communities and who are on the lookout for intergenerational programming resources in Spanish.
This interactive website presents 13 video stories with real mentors, real youth and real situations that illustrate common challenges and proven strategies for mentoring.
Topics include: 5 Questions to Ask Your Mother or Grandmother, Smart Ways to Care for Caregivers, Gray, Green, and Active: Environmental Volunteerism Benefits Older Adults and Society, and Vacation Groups That Span Three Generations Are Growing.