According to a new survey by the International Food and Information Council, who recently completed a survey of Americans and their thoughts on diet, over 60% thought it is still simply too expensive to eat healthfully. What are your thoughts? Check yourself below to see if you are one of the many thinking this myth is true.
Master Gardeners across the state often offer annual plant sales in cooperation with Extension Offices. A variety of different perennials and annuals are offered for sale that can accentuate your garden areas.
Pennsylvania’s drought weather conditions can create environments that result in poor desirable grass growth and allowing weeds to out-compete the good grasses in pastures. This can be especially dangerous when pastures are overgrazed and contain toxic weeds or plants that can accumulate undesirable high levels of nutrients.
O.K. - I bet you didn’t think we’d see harvest corn near $7.00 and soybeans above $14.00 twice in one marketing year. Do you recall the feelings you may have had when you thought the season highs were behind us just a few weeks ago and you hadn’t priced enough 2012 crops, yet?
Readers may recall that the Pennsylvania Soybean Board is funding a Sentinel Plot Program, which is being managed by Penn State Extension and The Dept. of Entomology.
Small grain harvest has started and some fields are still open after a challenging spring.
Again in 2012, Penn State Extension and the Department of Entomology are trapping for western bean cutworm. Pheromone traps have been deployed in approximately 20 counties to search for moths of this species.
Potato leafhopper populations continue to be very high across the Pennsylvania. Growers are likely to be aware of this issue as ‘hopperburn’ is evident in many alfalfa fields.
June was a very dry month across Pennsylvania. Only portions of Lancaster and York counties tallied above average rainfall. The largest deficits were in the western quarter of the state where less than a 30% of the normal rain fell.
Visit this new Penn State site to see the research-based information for planning and construction of well-designed equestrian facilities (barns and riding arenas).
Although a jar of olive oil with sprigs of fresh tarragon floating in the center has eye appeal, it is not a safe food preservation method.
Before reading the "Dinotefuran Section 18 Emergency Exemption Registration in PA for BMSB Control" article in the Fruit Times newsletter, read the following to understand what a Section 18 Emergency Exemption is.
If you are a food retailer, have you ever wondered if Facebook is a good fit for your business? In this installment, we will provide responses to survey questions designed to explore this question for several different types of food retailers.
Late summer and early fall is an excellent time to renovate and restore pastures. Often people think a pasture must be totally renovated or made “new” to be productive, when actually they can use restoration techniques. This article addresses the differences between the two management approaches to ultimately have good productive pastures for animals.
Honey bees are in the news almost every week. A condition known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has drawn attention to honey bees like never before. The public has been reminded of the importance of honey bees in the production of everything from apples and almonds to onions and alfalfa. (It is the onion/alfalfa seed they help with). And, the bee’s plight has struck a sympathetic nerve with many folks. Maybe you’re one of them.
Dr. Kathy Soder, animal scientist with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service also known as the Pasture Lab located on Penn State’s campus, joined livestock grazers and aspiring grazers from the Lehigh Valley at the first grazers roundtable. Dr. Soder introduced why grazers opt for the low input system, and ways to be more efficient. Overall, grazers succeed by decreasing input and stored feeds, and increasing forage quality.
Forest landowners in PA will not have to pay PA inheritance tax if their land passes to heirs.
A look at how compressed natural gas compares to liquid propane for home use.
Sugars are sweet molecules extracted from plants. They supply energy in the form of calories to the body. Non-nutritive sweeteners are not utilized by the body and therefore can be used by dieters to limit their daily caloric intake. Both types of sweeteners can used by home food preservers.
Is fishing a passion of yours? Why not stock your pond with the right kind of fish so you and your kids can have a great time outdoors?