Data regarding antibiotics in dairy products and meat has been monitored and of concern for many years, but recently government agencies, medical personnel, and consumers have place much more interest in this public health issue.
Field surveys show that more than 50% of cows will experience one or more metabolic or infectious disease process following calving.
Manure nutrients, a valuable commodity in the past, are becoming an unwanted pollutant. The primary concern is with nitrogen and phosphorus which, through run-off and leaching of manure-amended soils, find their ways into ground and surface water.
High milk quality is a product of management and not treatment.
Several State Departments of Agriculture have issued letters stating that any horse shipping to a racetrack and/or training facilities in the state must have a certificate showing it is negative for equine piroplasmosis.
University Park, Pa. -- A new law recently adopted by the state Legislature will have some immediate and important impacts on eating establishments in Pennsylvania, according to a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Your woods are full of traditional and, perhaps, not so traditional plants that can bring a festive air to your home at no cost.
Opportunities available for businesses in the Marcellus shale can be found with some work. Here are some suggestions for exploring those opportunities.
A brand new 4-H project book, Riparian BUFFers - Making Our Riparian Areas Strong is now available from Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Pennsylvania 4-H Program.
Going green on your horse farm is not difficult or expensive. You may already be doing environmentally friendly methods of horse-keeping and just need to make some adjustments.
Equine piroplasmosis and Potomac horse fever.
In order to produce a truly sweet onion, a number of factors must be considered. The process begins with the selection of a variety that possesses suitable genetic characteristics. Variety is the main factor in determining pungency in onion cultivars.
A few new pesticides have become available for use since The 2010 Mid-Atlantic Berry Guide went to print.
On November 17 and 18, bioenergy experts and business people from throughout the region gathered in Greensburg PA for the Penn State Bioamss CHP Systems Short Course.
The Department of Environmental Protection published Riparian Forest Buffer Guidance as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on November 27, 2010.
Precision feeding of dairy cows is a great way to address water quality concerns in local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. So what is precision feeding? It is feeding dairy cows to most precisely meet their nutrient requirements based on their level of production.
So, you want to keep bees? Well, join the club… beekeeping is a hot topic for many reasons. Maybe it’s the interest in producing more of your own food or eating locally produced food. Maybe it is sympathy for honeybees succumbing to a mysterious malady called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Maybe it’s Nature’s call to pay attention to this fascinating creature, the honeybee. Whatever the motivation, hobby beekeeping is on the rise.
This updated publication addresses the rapidly changing topic of water withdrawals for Marcellus shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania.
Do you have high tunnels? Have you tested your soil salt levels lately? High salt levels in your soil may be affecting your plants and decreasing your yield.