The Penn State Extension Water Resources Team has recently released two new water related factsheets. The factsheets are quick reference guides to help Private Water Supply Owners understand water supply problems and common water testing parameters in Pennsylvania.
A business has many Internet-based tools to choose from when connecting with customers. These include websites, email, and social media tools like Facebook and Twitter. In today's article you will learn what online or Internet tools survey respondents expect businesses to use.
Forty aspiring grape growers filled the room at this week’s intensive new grape grower workshop. Read on for tips and start-up realities from Penn State Extension’s Mark Chien and Texas Agrilife Extension’s Fritz Westover.
Late blight has now been confirmed in Blair, Franklin, Mifflin, Lancaster and Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania.
In a recent wine tasting that mimicked the legendary 1976 "Judgment of Paris" tasting, judges from France, Belgium, and the U.S. evaluated established French wines versus those wines grown and produced in New Jersey. The results were interesting! As New Jersey is a neighbor to Pennsylvania, the results of this competition may provide some insight into where east coast wines rank on a global level.
A brief article on how wineries are utilizing Facebook to drive sales and Twitter to capture market attention.
The cool, wet weather conditions we've been experiencing can result in herbicide injury to sweet corn. This post covers herbicide injury symptoms, how the weather can lead to herbicide injury and what to do if herbicide injury is a problem.
To-date late blight has been confirmed on five farms in four counties and more unconfirmed outbreaks are suspected.
2012 Apple Scab Infection Periods April 16 to June 10 and forecast/infection prediction through June 17* from Penn State Fruit and Research Extension Center in Biglerville, PA.
Confirmation of the emerald ash borer in three new PA counties.
‘The Bride’ pearlbush has been around in the nursery industry for several decades, but it is not utilized as often as other spring flowering shrubs such as forsythia, azalea, spirea, and deutzia.
Yellow nutsedge is an interesting perennial weed in that it is a sedge, rather than a grass or a broadleaf weed. It can be a problem in lawns and ornamental planting beds. While yellow nutsedge thrives in damp soil, it will grow in less favorable sites just as well.
Japanese stewartia is an exquisite small-to-medium-sized ornamental tree that adds a touch of elegance to the landscape.
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, the interaction between grasses and environmental stressors becomes problematic. The combination of heat, drought, wear, and disease are responsible for most of the injury seen during the summer. Heat stress is the underlying factor that weakens turf to the extent that it is more easily killed or injured by one of the other common midsummer stressors. Let’s take a look at some of the things you should be aware of as the heat builds.
I visited a site this morning that had significant Imprelis damage in 2011. I am seeing an array of symptoms that I believe are tied to the original application of Imprelis in April 2011.
Penn State’s Plant Disease Clinic has received a greenhouse-grown petunia (‘Madness, appropriately enough!) infected with a species of Phytophthora.
In the past several years, new Rudbeckias have been introduced which boast exceptionally large flowers in vibrant colors. Most professionals are familiar with Rudbeckia fulgidia, the perennial black-eyed Susan. These newer varieties are members of the species hirta, and are generally considered annuals or short-lived perennials.
Do you ever wonder what your peers are doing better than you? Are they controlling their input costs better than you? Do they have greater outputs per unit? How do their gross margins compare?
Summaries regarding the recent 2012 PA Wine Marketing & Research Board Research Summit are now available. Please see the Workshop/Seminar Summaries section in "Wine Production" on this website for the enology review, or www.pawinegrape.com for the viticulture review.
Did you know that approximately 66% of Pennsylvania is still covered by forests? So much forested cover means that many land owners and farmers have small or even sizable woodlots on their property.