From the article: "But the number of e-mails, the seniority of the people writing them, the variety of positions they hold and the language they use — including comparisons to Ponzi schemes and attempts to “con” Wall Street — suggest that questions about the shale gas industry exist in many corners."
A recent impact study indicates a positive effect on business activity due to Marcellus shale activity
First cucurbit update of the 2011 growing season!
Plant, weed, hoe, cultivate, water, plant, fertilize, water. . . .No time to stop and take a close look for pests and diseases? Take a few minutes. It could save your crop.
Last week we observed the first brown marmorated stink bug egg masses and young nymphs in orchards, although the majority of the adults are still in surrounding areas of the orchards, feeding and reproducing on ornamental plants and woods. It appears that while the feeding on stone fruit was mostly concentrated on fruit, on apples the feeding happened mostly on foliage and growing shoots.
Sporadic trap captures. Many areas captures are slowing and sprays may be avoided, but some hot spots are showing up.
Considering Sustainable Field Crop Production? Friday’s ‘Triad Field Day’ featured 3 Penn State research projects and showcased an array of sustainable practices.
Teaching youth about water is nothing new. Water is part of national academic standards for US school students and a frequent topic of discussion at nature centers, summer camps and other out of school learning opportunities.
‘Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production’ students gathered at The Seed Farm this past Saturday to learn common weeds and how to exploit aspects of the weeds’ ecology to manage the weeds organically. Representatives from Green Heron Tools, LLC, explained the body mechanics and ergonomics necessary to get the job done without breaking your back.
Topics for the spring 2011 newsletter include: Intergenerational Workshop at Penn State's 4-H Leadership Conference, Relative Caregivers Rock!, Journal of intergenerational Relationships and other reports & resources
Workshops offered at the annual 4-H Leadership conference aimed at stimulating vibrant discussion about how different generations view and experience the world
Re-invest your Marcellus windfall into your woodlands.
Highlights of the “Helping Hands Intergenerational and Resource Conference for Grandparents and Other Kinship Caregivers of Children”
Research shows many components have long-term impact on calves
Forestripping should be applied to all milking routines and is a fundamental practice that can help to greatly increase milk quality.
What the first 10 years of the 21st Century have taught us about milk production.
Research herd demonstrates challenges of grouping cows.
Overview of the journal - each issue presents cutting-edge writing on intergenerational topics.
Natural enemies and environmental factors limit populations of insect and mite pests in natural ecosystems. When natural enemies are killed by man’s actions in any habitat or when pests are introduced to new habitats without their natural enemies, natural control often fails and results in pest outbreaks. Biological control of pest species by predators, parasitoids and pathogens has been a cornerstone of IPM since its inception. It has been difficult to utilize the full potential of biological control in tree fruit and other crops that receive periodic sprays of broadspectrum pesticides and/or have high quality standards. The best pest targets for biological control in tree fruit are generally the secondary foliage-feeding pests that do not cause direct fruit injury (i.e., mites, aphids, and leafminers). Populations of pests that feed directly on the fruit (i.e., codling moth, oriental fruit moth, and plum curculio) generally can not be tolerated at levels high enough for biological control agents to reproduce.
This week's Woody Ornamental Pest Update by Tim Abbey.