Penn State Extension has developed a Pricing Corn Silage spreadsheet to assist crop farmers and the livestock or dairy farmer who may be interested in buying silage.
Now is the time to finalize your barley planting plans.
Consider trying annual ryegrass, cereals, and mixtures to provide additional forage on your farm.
Berwick Health and Wellness Fund of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation donations making a difference.
In this weeks report, most insect and disease pests are relatively light. The insects include grasshoppers, soybean aphids, Japanese beetles, and a few others.
Penn State News, August 28, 2013. Some Pennsylvanians may be holding their breath wondering what the state’s three recently reported cases of West Nile virus (WNV) mean for enjoying the last few weeks of summer. 2012 was one of the United States' worst outbreaks of the virus, and news reports late last summer may have led you to believe that you were in danger of catching the disease spread to humans by mosquitoes. What reporters didn't tell you is that regardless of the threat level, WNV creates no real cause for alarm for most people.
Residual herbicides for winter small grains are few in number.
This joint PASA-Penn State field day will explore the benefits of using cover crops in organic field crop production systems.
Walking around a neighborhood that has a lot of plant diversity, one can’t help but notice the different species of viburnums that can be utilized in a landscape.
Even the youngest children in military families experience the stressfulness of major changes such as the absence of a deployed parent or a move to a new duty station.
Just in time for the new school year, NRCS unveiled its new Teachers and Students webpage, home to age-appropriate scholastic resources. These tools are designed to help students learn about soil, water, air, plants and animals and what we can all do to protect those resources.
Come Join us! The 2013 Natural Gas Utilization Conference looks at global and regional impacts and trends of natural gas use as our nation continues with natural gas development. What does it mean for you?
In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present.
This issue of the “Ideas for Intergenerational Living” newsletter provides several recent examples of how our Penn State group engages in new modes of teaching, research, and practice in the intergenerational studies field.
On July 26-28, 2013, 12 families in Lawrence County, PA took part in a unique weekend program about family communication and healthy eating. The weekend retreat, held at the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Pulaski, PA, was based on the FRIDGE program model. [Just in case you are curious, FRIDGE stands for Food Related Intergenerational Discussion Group Experiences.]
As the season winds down and the crop reaches maturity, the need to manage for downy (and powdery) mildews decreases and so should the use of target specific fungicides.
Many families find it difficult to begin the process of discussing and making decisions about who will succeed to the farm business and how other heirs who are not involved in the business will be treated. The “Handbook on Estate and Succession Planning for Farm and Forest Landowners” (by John Becker, Matt Kaplan, Keith Dickinson and Michael Jacobson) is a new online resource developed by Penn State Extension to assist families that own and operate farms and forest land in developing succession plans.
As fall approaches and the temperatures drop and dew periods lengthen, late blight will continue to be a problem on tomatoes and potatoes.
This joint Generations United/Penn State University publication provides information on ways in which technology is being used in a range of community settings and family contexts to promote understanding, build relationships, and facilitate cooperation between the generations.
The crop that seems to be most severely affected at the moment is blackberries, though there are reports of SWD in nearly every berry crop that is currently fruiting.