When it comes to water-test results, one of the murkiest problems facing homeowners is how to interpret the results, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. And with the flood of Marcellus shale gas-drilling activity in Pennsylvania, there has been a steadily rising tide of information about water availability, water quality, water-testing procedures and what those tests indicate.
Beyond East Halls, beyond Beaver Stadium and even beyond the Snider Agricultural Arena, Doug Schaufler spends time in the basement level of a barn on Farm 10 pressing canola seed into oil.
The inaugural meeting of the Conewago Creek Dairy Discussion Group occurred July 28, 2010.
University Park, Pa. -- As investigators track a Salmonella outbreak that has forced the recall of more than 500 million eggs, a specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says consumers have a simple means of protecting themselves from food-borne illness.
In the fall, family groups of many wildlife species start to break up. Wildlife dispersal has different causes and distances traveled by individuals can vary greatly.
Penn State offers ServSafe for Spanish speaking employees.
Penn State Dickinson School of Law will be starting a Rural Economic Development legal clinic this fall
A snapshot look at the rig activity in the various shale plays and in the Marcellus
Managing sweet corn worms is the major pest management challenge for sweet corn growers in mid to late summer. European corn borer (ECB), corn ear worm (CEW), and fall army worm (FAW) all are potential threats to this valuable crop. First generation ECB is the early season threat but CEW requires the most attention from late July until the end of the season. Fall army worm is an occasional pest.
Members of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department will be presenting a short presentation at Ag Progress Days entitled Antibiotics in Agriculture: Blessing or Curse.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to alert consumers that there has been an increase of individuals or companies who offer to control bedbugs with unrealistic promises of effectiveness or low cost. Because bed bug infestations are so difficult to control, there have been situations where pesticides that are not intended for indoor residential applications have been improperly used or applied at greater rates than the label allows. While controlling bedbugs is challenging, consumers should never use, or allow anyone else to use, a pesticide indoors that is intended for outdoor use, as indicated on the label. Using the wrong pesticide or using it incorrectly to treat for bedbugs can make you, your family, and your pets sick. It can also make your home unsafe to live in - and may not solve the bedbug problem.
Seven members of the faculty and staff in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences received an Honor Award from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Aug. 3 for their efforts in helping to wipe out plum pox virus in Pennsylvania. USDA Honor Awards recognize accomplishments that help ensure access to safe, nutritious and balanced meals for America's children.
New Penn State Extension Water program offered on How to Interpret Pre and Post Gas Drilling Water Test Reports
Outcome of a Fayette County court case involving a zoning ordinance
3rd Annual Animal Welfare Forum, co-sponsors PVMA and Penn Ag Industries Association, met in Hershey, PA on August 12, 2010.
Signs of WNV in horses include ataxia, weakness of the hind limbs, laying down, muscle tremors, convulsions, and coma. Diagnosis is typically achieved by one or more blood tests and by ruling out other causes of neurologic disease.
The important arthropod pests of horses are flies, gnats, mosquitoes, bots, lice, ticks, mites and blister beetles.
We can grow great edible nuts in PA. There are many other outstanding nut varieties that perform well in Pennsylvania. Each one of these varieties was selected from seedling trees. All it took was for one observant person to recognize that a particular seedling produced outstanding nuts and start to propagate it through grafting. By grafting pieces of the outstanding tree onto other rootstock, the graft grows into a clone of the tree that it came from.
Extension programs regarding drinking water and Marcellus gas drilling has played a key role in educating the public
Testing drinking water wells is important, but it is also necessary to understand the results.