With any herbicide or pesticide, you should carefully read and follow the label directions.
Now is the time of year to think about vaccinating our horse. Horses should to be inoculated every year for West Nile, Tetanus, Influenza, Rhinopneumonitis, Eastern and Western Encephalitis.
All livestock operations, including those that have horses, are required to have either a nutrient management plan or a manure management plan for their farm. Even farms with one horse are required to have a plan. The number of horses and animal density will determine what kind of plan is needed for a farm operation.
Why should beneficial insects matter to you? Numerous studies have documented the effectiveness of specific beneficial species against certain plant pests. It makes sense to maximize the impact these naturally occurring “workers” have on your nursery or the properties you manage.
In our previous article, we discussed how demographics affect what respondents expect from a food business on Facebook. In this installment we describe some of the highlights of the data related to how people interact with business pages by posting content and clicking on a company’s Facebook ad.
The attached graph illustrates the carbon balance data for the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The last three dates including today are based on weather forecasts from SkyBit.
What perennial grows well in shade, offers beautiful variegated foliage, and is deer resistant? It is the 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year, ‘Jack Frost’ brunnera. Grown primarily for its exquisite silver and green variegated foliage, Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ enjoys moist, but well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter.
Everyone loves flowers, but most trees only bloom for a few weeks out of the year. Those that have attractive summer foliage, fall color and interesting bark offer more than one season of beauty and really earn their keep in the garden.
Field horsetail is part of the ancient genus Equisetum, which was the dominant plant group during the Carboniferous age more than 230 million years ago. It looks like the prehistoric survivor that it is, and can be one of the toughest weeds to manage.
Recently we have received several greenhouse plant samples in the Penn State Plant Diagnostics Lab with root problems. The common theme is over-fertilization, and some were also infected with Pythium root rot. Pythium is aggravated by over-fertilization. Symptoms include stunted and yellowed plants, stubby roots, dead darkened roots, and dying plants.
Imagine leaving a hose running into a tank and returning later to find the tank empty instead of full. At best this would be a mystery at worst a serious problem.
The Chesapeake Bay Program has launched a new, improved version of its website. The new Bay Program website provides students, educators and members of the public with the latest information about Bay science, wildlife, pollution pressures and restoration efforts. The new website comes complete with countless new resources, including an improved photo library with hundreds of high-resolution images of the Bay and its watershed, wildlife and pollution problems. Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay staff have been instrumental in building the content featured by the site.
This week's guest blog was written by Tom Smith, West Nile Virus Program Administrator, in the Penn State York County Extension Office. With the early detection of West Nile Virus in a horse already, this may be an active year for mosquitoes. We decided to feature a monthly blog article about a West Nile Virus topic through the Fall.
Many people with a private water well have never or seldom have their well water tested. Pre-drilling water testing provides homeowners with useful information on their water wells as well as helpful research data.
Hillsborough, N.J. - A new program designed to provide a helping hand for beginning farmers is set to debut in the coming year. The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) is launching an incubator farm on Duke Farms in Hillsborough that will create a network of solutions to a complex issue – too few beginning farmers and not enough access to farmland. The goal is to once again make small-scale farming a viable profession in New Jersey.
As indicated in yesterday's thinning advisory for Southeastern Pennsylvania, it is important to adjust for changes in the weather forecast. Here is the carbon balance model for this morning.
The diameter of the largest fruits in many orchards is in the 12-14 mm range, meaning that we are in the advanced stages of the primary thinning window.
Stewart's wilt of sweet corn can cause significant damage. The extent is directly correlated to winter temperatures. What can we expect in 2012?
This past summer, fall, winter and now this spring - have been unusual. One item that can help growers deal with the weather changes, at least for plants that are close to the ground, is a floating row cover. There are many different types from which to choose.