Fall webworms are rampant this year but aren't the only worms to watch out for. Learn how to spot bagworms and the control methods to reduce their damage in your landscape.
The Health Insurance Marketplace opened for business on October 1, 2013, but it is not fire sale, you have time to make a thoughtful decision.
A comprehensive website on stone fruit production was recently launched by the University of California. The website contains numerous topics of interest to Pennsylvania growers including information on rootstocks, pruning and training and fruit thinning.
The dry and relatively mild weather pattern is expected to persist for the next week to ten days with limited opportunities for rain.
As we get up-to-speed with harvesting our 2013 corn and soybean production let’s try to remember the power of more effective marketing.
Fall herbicide treatments are an important component of marestail management programs.
The final soybean sentinal plot update of the year shows low severity ratings for most pests.
An update on results from field trials testing the benefits of planting cultivar mixes of wheat.
Participants in the field day discovered that cover crop mixtures and reduced tillage practices increase and balance the ecosystem services provided by cover crops.
Are there other crops we might grow for silage in addition to corn? Here are some ideas to consider.
It is said that “An optimistic gardener is one who believes that whatever goes down must come up…” unless you are a gardener planting spring-blooming bulbs in “critter country.” Various critters, especially voles, squirrels, and chipmunks, find many of the bulbs we take the time to plant just too appetizing to pass up for an easy snack.
Succession planning is often overlooked: who has time to think about the future when we’re all up to our ears trying to keep the organization running from day to day?
Fall is a great time to be in the garden!
As part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program, a study was conducted from 2001 to 2011 to shed light on factors that affect the vulnerability of water from public-supply wells to contamination. The study was designed as a follow-up to earlier NAWQA studies that found mixtures of contaminants at low concentrations in groundwater near the water table in urban areas across the Nation and, less frequently, in deeper groundwater typically used for public supply.
As we enter into the first few days and weeks of the 2013-2014 school year and the last few days and weeks of summer, don’t forget to include water as part of a complete educational experience for youth. There are many excellent resources that may be helpful as you engage youth in water-related educational experiences throughout the year.
Does back to school mean no time for dinner? Read below for some suggestions on how to keep the family fed during this busy time.
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.