The emerald ash borer continues its march across Pennsylvania, with infestations discovered in five more counties in 2012, bringing the number of Pennsylvania counties with confirmed emerald ash borer infestations to 27.
One of the biggest challenges we face in the Plant Disease Clinic is trying to diagnose samples that consist of plant material that is too small, badly decayed, or that comes with only a small amount of information.
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) reports that boxwood blight has been confirmed on a planting of pachysandra in a landscape where new boxwood plants had been installed in May 2012.
The Allegheny County Extension Office has received numerous calls and emails from landscapers and home gardeners alike wondering what is happening to impatiens this summer.
Fruit roll-ups make a tasty, chewy sweet treat.
The use of cover crops on the farm can slow erosion, improve soil quality, enhance nutrient retention, aide in moisture retention and compete against weeds. These benefits, and many others, are well understood by a growing number of notill and reduced-tillage producers in Pennsylvania who pay particular attention to their soils and off-site impacts.
This week's guest blog was written by Tom Smith, West Nile Virus Program Administrator, in the Penn State York County Extension Office.
Articles in this issue of the Ideas for Intergenerational Living newsletter focus on kinship care from a global perspective and an intergenerational reading program that has taken root in Hershey, PA. The newsletter also continues in the tradition of providing highlights of new intergenerational (engagement) resources, reports, conferences, and program innovation.
Check out ZERO to THREE's newest resources written just for grandparents.
International Approaches to Kinship Care: An Interview with Dr. Joseph Crumbley
Corn can be preserved with equally good results by freezing or canning. Corn may also be dried. Preserve corn as soon after harvesting as possible. The corn will be best if canned or frozen within six hours of being picked. Select tender ears of corn with milky kernels. After husking and removing the silk, trim off the ends of the ears to remove small fibrous kernels. Wash corn before blanching.
Farming in the city is a hot topic in some circles, but an exact picture of urban agriculture has not yet been painted. However, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, along with faculty from New York University, soon will begin a study to examine the state of urban agriculture in the United States today.
One of my professors up at State College is fond of asking the question ‘What does good planning look like?’
This is part one of a two-part series. Part one focuses on specific points and studies that Alain discussed during his visit to the eastern U.S. Part two emphasizes practical applications of those points and how to utilize the information from Alain’s talk in a vineyard or winery.
When Grace Wagler, a 16-year old student home schooled in Hershey, PA, attended a lecture for community members at Penn State College of Medicine that described programs at The Intergenerational School in Cleveland, OH – the first known charter school to invite persons with dementia to serve as mentors for schoolchildren – she was inspired to create two innovative intergenerational reading programs in her home town.
What is a vacuum seal?
Penn State Extension certified 10 new community facilitators to implement the Strengthening Families Program for Adults and Youth Ages 10-14 (SFP 10-14) in Westmoreland County.
The dramatic increase in corn earworm intensifies, and management options get complicated by stink bugs.
Many gardens contain a wide variety of vegetables. Some are grown because they are favorites. Others are grown for the fun of trying something new. Here are some suggestions for preserving some specialty vegetables.
Warm and humid and showers likely then turning cooler over the weekend followed by a warming trend next week