Washing fruits and vegetables is a must as they are grown near the ground where animals, insects and even birds may contaminate the produce. Do food safety experts recommend washing any raw meat before cooking? No, do not wash raw meat before cooking.
With the advent of uniform narrow canopy training systems on dwarfed trees with a simple branching structure that is enforced by renewal pruning, the “artistry” of pruning can be phased out in favor of pruning to a few scientifically sound principals. This article describes a prioritized set of pruning rules based upon these principles.
This past week downy mildew continued to be confirmed in cucumber fields in several counties in the southeast region of PA.
In PA, confirmed reports continue to remain centralized in Lancaster Co.
As we get later into the season, early blight becomes an increasing concern in tomato and potatoes.
All the jurisdictions in the Chesapeake Bay region are making progress meeting pollution reduction goals, but no jurisdiction is on track to implement all the pollution reduction practices they committed to achieve by 2013. The analysis of selected interim 2012-13 milestone goals was conducted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Choose Clean Water Coalition (CCWC). This analysis is designed to ensure that commitments are being met, and if not, that actions will be taken to compensate for any shortfall.
Last week saw the hottest and most humid weather so far this year, but the next few days will bring cooler, refreshing breezes with seasonable weather to follow.
Western bean cutworm populations are being monitored statewide again this year.
A new factsheet discusses how to detect and manage suspected western corn rootworm resistance in Bt corn.
Review corn herbicide persistence before planting cover crops.
Conservation practices protect soil from erosion.
A recent joint study shows parking-lot sealcoat can affect the quality of downstream water resources.
This week’s insect and disease report for soybeans.
Corn earworms counts decreased, but second generation of european corn borer appears in spots
Inclusion is a part of all aspects of education and society and yet many feel unaware and unprepared. Start the inclusion conversation. Explore the meaning and key components of inclusion and inclusion best practices.
Raw, whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness compared to those purchased from grocery stores in the region, according to a small-scale study by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Berries are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These versatile fruits can add lots of flavor to your summer meals while providing numerous health benefits.
Child care professionals who work with military families can play a critical supporting role as children and parents alike go through the process known as "reintegration."
Forest fragmentation caused by drilling infrastructure is measurable, may alter bird communities. Pennsylvania, a.k.a. Penn's Woods, is roughly 60 percent forest, with the largest unbroken block of trees spanning the state's north central region."This region is one of Pennsylvania's greatest resources," says Penn State graduate student Lillie Langlois. "Since the logging era it has re-established itself to contiguous mature forest. A lot of wildlife depend on that habitat for breeding." Within the past six years, however, the rapid expansion of Marcellus Shale drilling has been breaking up the block.