The tables below present weekly adult moth captures in pheromone traps and degree day comparisons for 2008 to 2013.
With the growing season winding down and most of our traditional fruit pests well under control and not present in orchards, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) continues to represent the most important threat to our apple crop.
Whether you picked a basket of tomatoes from your own garden or purchased a peck of cucumbers from your favorite farm stand, you can continue to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year by properly preserving them.
August 15, 2013. WASHINGTON – 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. “Multiple factors play a role in bee colony declines, including pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency is taking action to protect bees from pesticide exposure and these label changes will further our efforts,” said Jim Jones, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
Over 40 wines from the 2012 harvest season were tasted at this August 2013 workshop in Geneva, NY. The following describes some background on the NE-1020 project and the wine trials tasted at the Cultivar X Regional tasting.
Knowing what it costs you to grow corn or beans can allow you to determine what yield levels will be profitable and how much you can afford to pay to rent crop ground.
Precision dairy management involves the use of technology to measure indicators on individual animals and the use of automation to perform tasks. These technologies are intended to increase efficiency and improve cow management; ultimately improving farm productivity and profitability. Many of these technologies can be applied to both small and large farms.
Sweet corn is available at many farm stands. Beans are an excellent, economical source of protein. Together, they make a delicious salsa or summer salad.
Water use by the Marcellus Shale gas industry in Pennsylvania and West Virginia will be the subject of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Downy mildew was confirmed on one of the most economically important vegetable crops being grown in Pennsylvania...pumpkin.
Late blight continues to spread across Pennsylvania and the Northeast region.
Drier weather and warmer temperatures are expected later this month.
This week’s insect and disease report for soybeans.
Weather conditions have been ideal for many soybean diseases this year.
As we enter the harvest season, don’t forget to plant cover crops early to maximize their benefits.
Conduct a Late Season Cornstalk Nitrate Test to determine if your corn received the proper amount of nitrogen this year.
As we move into silage harvest season, producers may notice some problem weed situations. Also, as soybean leaves start to turn yellow, problem weeds may become more noticeable.
We continue to get reports of non-nodulating soybeans this year, some with unexplained patterns of nodulated soybeans in the field.
Local governments have been working together for decades, usually informally. But just as often, longstanding disagreements keep municipalities from cooperating long after anyone can remember what the argument was about, or even who was involved.