EPA News Story, September 4, 2013. The management of bed bugs continues to pose a major challenge to state and local governments, private industry and the American public. EPA is inviting comment on the Draft Federal Strategy on Bed Bugs which provides guidance for how the various levels of government can contribute to minimizing the negative effects of bed bug infestations on human health and the economy.
The University of Wisconsin Extension has worked with local government and private business owners to attempt to reduce road damage from large equipment.
Much of Pennsylvania ended August on the dry side and the drier than normal weather pattern is expected to persist well into September.
Conditions in the southwest and southeast parts of the state have been wet, while the center and northern portions of the state are experiencing below average precipitation the past 60 days. What’s this weather done to our corn crop?
When we talk about “carry” we are referring to longer-term grain storage. Does this make sense as we go into the harvest season?
Penn State Extension has developed a Pricing Corn Silage spreadsheet to assist crop farmers and the livestock or dairy farmer who may be interested in buying silage.
Now is the time to finalize your barley planting plans.
Consider trying annual ryegrass, cereals, and mixtures to provide additional forage on your farm.
Berwick Health and Wellness Fund of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation donations making a difference.
In this weeks report, most insect and disease pests are relatively light. The insects include grasshoppers, soybean aphids, Japanese beetles, and a few others.
Penn State News, August 28, 2013. Some Pennsylvanians may be holding their breath wondering what the state’s three recently reported cases of West Nile virus (WNV) mean for enjoying the last few weeks of summer. 2012 was one of the United States' worst outbreaks of the virus, and news reports late last summer may have led you to believe that you were in danger of catching the disease spread to humans by mosquitoes. What reporters didn't tell you is that regardless of the threat level, WNV creates no real cause for alarm for most people.
Residual herbicides for winter small grains are few in number.
This joint PASA-Penn State field day will explore the benefits of using cover crops in organic field crop production systems.
Walking around a neighborhood that has a lot of plant diversity, one can’t help but notice the different species of viburnums that can be utilized in a landscape.
Even the youngest children in military families experience the stressfulness of major changes such as the absence of a deployed parent or a move to a new duty station.
Just in time for the new school year, NRCS unveiled its new Teachers and Students webpage, home to age-appropriate scholastic resources. These tools are designed to help students learn about soil, water, air, plants and animals and what we can all do to protect those resources.
Come Join us! The 2013 Natural Gas Utilization Conference looks at global and regional impacts and trends of natural gas use as our nation continues with natural gas development. What does it mean for you?
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.
This issue of the “Ideas for Intergenerational Living” newsletter provides several recent examples of how our Penn State group engages in new modes of teaching, research, and practice in the intergenerational studies field.
On July 26-28, 2013, 12 families in Lawrence County, PA took part in a unique weekend program about family communication and healthy eating. The weekend retreat, held at the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Pulaski, PA, was based on the FRIDGE program model. [Just in case you are curious, FRIDGE stands for Food Related Intergenerational Discussion Group Experiences.]