This month's focus is on Yellowjackets. Penn State's Better Kid Care and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs are teaming up to bring you "Go Green for Kids," a monthly tip to help you provide a healthier and safer environment for the children in your care.
Weed of the week - Birdsrape mustard (Brassica rapa)
In the last week, we heard about at least two situations where various pesticide active ingredients were added to the spray tank that resulted in chemical reactions producing problems.
My have been calculating what grain price I need to stay financially sound and flexible while also remaining sane.
The National Animal Health Surveillance System (NAHSS) integrates animal health monitoring and surveillance activities conducted by many Federal and State government agencies into a comprehensive and coordinated system.
This month's highlight is "Can You Hear Me Now?" What Children are Communicating with their "Misguided" Behavior.
Stay connected and current with updates, events, developments, and new resources in early care and education!
Apple bloom stage across the state ranges from early pink in Bradford County to petal fall in Bucks County. Carbon balance models for various regions will be posted in the near future.
We evaluated the use of the Equilifruit disc, developed in France, as a hand-thinning gauge on three cultivars trained to tall spindle. While the disc was developed for trees that have been trained to the centrifugal system, our results suggest that the Equilifruit has potential as a hand-thinning gauge in tall spindle apple (Kon et al., 2012).
Do you like gardening? Do you love seeing birds and butterflies at flight in your yard? Creating a rain garden offers therapeutic exercise, attracts wildlife, and helps keep stormwater runoff from overburdening sewer systems--or entering local streams. Find out more by viewing this video from StormwaterPA about the value of rain gardens in the watershed and what some communities are doing about it.
Finding new infestations of aquatic invasive species (AIS) early, before they have a chance to become established and spread, is extremely important for AIS control and management in Pennsylvania. Therefore, Pennsylvania Sea Grant developed Pennsylvania’s Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species to help agency field biologists, water conservation officers and others working in Pennsylvania’s waters to quickly and accurately identify potential new AIS infestations.
Times are changing in the realm of calf care and management: more consumer and regulatory scrutiny, all with a broader scope and greater degree of sensitivity. However, producers can adjust to the changing times by employing time-tested calf-care practices.
Wanting to fit the recommended amount of vegetables into you and your family’s meals? Find it hard to make healthy decisions on the fly? An alarming question is “What’s for Dinner?”
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) completed an assessment of oil and gas resources in the Devonian and Mississippian Bakken Formation and the Devonian Three Forks Formation.
It’s time to plan ahead for home canning this summer. Let's look at types of equipment currently available for home food preservers. Start by checking your equipment and supplies. Proper equipment in good condition is required for safe, high quality home canned food.
Recently released reports about the frequency of foodborne illness -- commonly known as food poisoning -- show that the risks have not changed much in recent years, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
For consumers (and some very enthusiastic vendors), this time of year elicits shrikes of excitement and sheer joy as people line up to see which vendor has the early asparagus, rhubarb, or coveted dry beans preserved from fall harvest.
Are you raising poultry and wondering what rules apply to you?
"What should I be pricing my melons at?" Take a step back and incorporate price into your marketing plan.