Community issues deserve to have all points of view considered before action is taken.
Interest in regards to small grain growing is rising on small farms for several reasons. Historically, winter wheat, rye and winter barley have been grown in this region of the state for grain production, straw, “green-chopped” for forage and then ensiled, or a cover crop and killed early in the lifecycle.
Bagworms (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) seem to be making pests of themselves across the Commonwealth. Extension educators across the state have been seeing considerable damage from this native insect.
Spotted spurge (Euphorbia maculata) is a summer annual commonly found in turf and landscape beds.
This small tree/large shrub blooms August into September when most woody plants are long done flowering.
Professionals know how important it is to be careful when using pesticides. We all strive to use the least toxic, effective option, read the label and follow the directions, calibrate, measure carefully and wear the required personal protective equipment.
Late fall fertilization has been a standard management practice on golf courses, athletic fields, and lawns for decades. However, in recent years this practice has been questioned by some as an unnecessary maintenance practice, and deemed potentially damaging to water resources. This article examines how late fall fertilizer applications influence turf performance, when to make applications, as well as the types of fertilizers and rates that provide a desirable turf response, but minimize nitrogen losses due to leaching and runoff.
Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar providing guidance for municipalities on a form-based code approach to development at noon on Sept. 18 .
How is your balance? Are you taking shorter steps, hanging onto things for a little longer, afraid of falling? Loss of balance is a gradual process and happens before you realize it has changed. You can do something to improve before a fall happens.
Warm weather mid week, then showers and cooler temperatures for the weekend.
Uncertainty and weather risk can provide pricing opportunities for grain producers.
Palmer amaranth has been found in PA (maybe) and surrounding state.
Now is the time to pay attention to grain storage areas and control insects.
Here come the stinkbugs- they may be too late to warrant treatment though.
Sentinel fields generally have low incidences of insect and disease populations. Stink bug populations are starting to increase.
Cover crops have many benefits, but we are approaching a planting deadline for some species.
Jonathan Laughner, an extension educator based in Beaver County, has been named district director for Penn State Extension's District 1, which encompasses Erie, Crawford and Mercer counties in northwestern Pennsylvania. The appointment is effective immediately.
In today's news, people toss around acronyms like STEM and STEAM. What is the latest trend in these integrated curriculum movements? What should teachers of young children be thinking about as they plan their fall lessons and experiences?
According to the latest estimates, Australia has more wild hogs than human beings, perhaps more than 23 million. No one is certain how many wild hogs roam Pennsylvania -- mostly escapees from commercial hog-hunting preserves and their offspring. But both commonwealths need to control and perhaps eliminate feral pigs, which are a highly destructive species, according to Theodore Alter, professor of agricultural, environmental and regional economics in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.