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Amanda Colecio wins entry in 17th annual Drug Free Calendar Contest
January 21, 2014

Amanda Colecio, now a fifth grade student at Weatherly Elementary, entered the 17th Annual Drug-Free Calendar Contest through the PA Attorney General’s Office – and won. She was among 13 students from across the state that were chosen out of nearly 800 entries for the 2014 Calendar.

January 20, 2014

It's time to take charge and help your family be as healthy as they can, and that means being physically active, really active, for at least one hour a day. This is known as MVPA - Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity. MVPA can be accomplished with a one time a day approach or in short ten to fifteen minute bursts a few times a day.

January 20, 2014

As the temperatures dipped, so did attendance at the 98th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show. However, over 9,000 participants still visited the Pesticide Education Program's mini-golf course. Over the eight-day duration of the Farm Show, the thousands of visitors that golfed through the course learned how to "Protect Yourself from Indoor Insect Pests."

January 20, 2014

Saving water is easy when you think about it. Here’s a fun and easy way to see how water-wise you are by taking a Home Water Audit, courtesy of iConservePA.org H20 Water Use It Wisely Program.

Dawn redwood grove along a stream at Morris Arboretum.
January 16, 2014

My neighbor came up to me last month and told me he was sorry that my tree had died. I was puzzled, because I was not aware that any of my trees had died.

January 16, 2014

DairyCents Pro producer and consultant versions of the mobile app are now available for both platforms - Android and iPhone

The cultivar 'City Lights'.
January 16, 2014

Fuchsias are typically sold in hanging baskets, but are also produced as standards. Plants are considered to be upright or trailing in habit. Usually the trailing cultivars are placed in baskets.

January 16, 2014

Have you ever made a New Year Resolution promising yourself that you would go to the gym on a regular basis but never seemed to get there? Well this year can be different.

January 15, 2014

Spinach can be added to salads, soups and casseroles to help cut cancer risks.

January 14, 2014

A video interview of youth perspectives on PROSPER programs.

January 13, 2014

Multi-vitamin/mineral supplements (MVM’s) have been considered by some to be a way of preventing poor health from lack of good nutrition.

January 13, 2014

The roller-coaster temperatures will continue for the next few weeks, but the cold will be less harsh. More importantly, there are no signs of a widespread snowstorm for the state in the next week to 10 days and perhaps beyond that.

January 13, 2014

This spring, about 16,500 wheat and barley growers in 17 states will receive a questionnaire on Fusarium head blight (scab) from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The survey is for improving the understanding of how widely these management practices are currently understood and applied.

January 13, 2014

Pennsylvania Five Acre Corn Club Results to be Posted. This was another record breaking year for the Corn Club. The results should be on-line Tuesday.

January 13, 2014

Issues with yield reductions in no-tillage can often be traced back to failure to guarantee accurate seed placement. Here are some tips to prepare your planter for the new season.

January 13, 2014

Understanding the life cycles of plant pathogens is a critical part of integrated pest management in landscapes and ornamentals. Sometimes it is difficult to really picture what is happening when a pathogen infects a plant.

January 13, 2014

Reports are coming in of rill erosion on fields with little crop residue – especially in soybean stubble or bare corn silage ground. The problem is increased if the subsoil is frozen but the surface starts to thaw because the water cannot infiltrate.

January 13, 2014

Here are some new products currently, or anticipated to be, available for the 2014 season along with label changes of some additional weed control products.