I CAN SEE MYSELF! Reflecting the Military Side of Young Children from Military Families. Each month, Support for Military-Connected Families features research-based information to support and increase the quality of caring for children from military-connected families.
Red maple is an adaptable species, native from Quebec to Florida, and west to Texas. This medium-to-large tree is relatively fast growing, maturing from 40-70 feet tall. Its growth habit is pyramidal in youth, with the crown becoming rounded to oval with age.
Stay connected and current with updates, events, developments, and new resources in early care and education!
Yellow woodsorrel can be a problematic weeds in ornamental planting beds, and also in turf areas.
Preemerge herbicides reduce hand weeding and the need for post-emergence treatments.
Moss is one of the first plants to green-up in Pennsylvania lawns during early spring, and many homeowners consider it an annoying weed. This year, moss has made an early arrival, and homeowners are looking for answers on how to keep it from taking over their lawns.
I'm a native insect species.
Look out Rudbeckia, here I come!
A hands-on, inquiry based activity that helps older youth and adults learn about water quality issues surrounding small watersheds and the decision making processes that go into improving those water quality issues.
Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark, and the Cameron County Conservation District, recently obtained a $6,000 grant from the Headwaters RC&D Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Group. The grant will pay for water tests for 35 rural ponds located throughout the Sinnemahoning Watershed.
A review of the shale gas production in Pennsylvania
Right now, livestock farmers are in a difficult position. Feed prices have skyrocketed and it can be difficult to pass that entire increase on to our customers without having very expensive chicken that might be out of the range of most of our customers. We might need to raise our prices to help recoup some of the cost but we also need to find areas where we can improve efficiencies, cut costs, and know where our greatest expenses lie.
Designing a landscape with color is not too difficult as perennial and annual flowers and various shades of tree and shrub foliage can meet that need.
"As land use planning changes, ‘zoning’ is no longer appropriate," stated a recent Washington Post article that has been re-published in the planning trade journal Planetizen. In his blog entry this month, Extension educator John Turack reflects on that statement: How might it apply to the urban/suburban/rural communities of Southwest Pennsylvania, and elsewhere?
Each year the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention keeps expanding. Learn about the convention this year and make plans to attend in 2014!
In 2012, demonstration plots of an assortment of day-neutral varieties were established in PA, MD, and WV. Here are some notes on their performance in PA, should anyone want to try a few.
Are you interested in or currently farming in a city? Do you wonder how to access land, how to reclaim a contaminated site, how to maximize use of a small growing space, or how to most successfully target your urban market?
Celebrate your connection to your forestland. Learn more about your woods and how to ensure your land ethic is reflected in the trees.
Railroads play an important role in shale development.
By Marcia Weber, Extension Educator, York County. What’s better on a cold winter's day than a steaming bowl of your favorite soup? Soup can be a welcome change of pace after the rich high calorie foods we have during the holidays. Not only a nutritious boost, soups can help ease the budget as many soup recipes use little meat, and/or inexpensive dried beans as a protein source.