Outbreaks of late blight are continuing to be reported across PA and the Northeast region of the U.S.
Downy mildew has now been confirmed on cucumber, cantaloupe and butternut squash in Pennsylvania.
Three new agricultural resource centers funded in the recently passed Pennsylvania state budget will be unveiled to the public during Ag Progress Days on Aug. 13-15 at Rock Springs. The centers, a collaborative effort between Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, will address the hot button issues of food safety, animal care and plant health.
Low counts but damage present.
Although counts in traps have been low, the incidence is now widespread and damage being detected in fields.
John Berry gives us the highlights from the national meeting of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.
Uncomfortable humidity returns at the end of this week, but less than half the region is expected to notice measurable rain until late Friday or Saturday when virtually all of the state should receive at least a tenth of an inch of rain.
The weather conditions over the last few weeks have created the “perfect fungal storm” which has overpowered and killed grass in windrows and areas with especially thick forage.
Learn about the ergot fungus, what to look for in the field to identify it and the symptoms your animals may exhibit if they have ingested ergot.
This week, an article from Ohio State’s Pierce Paul is highlighted to help you gain perspective on whether or not it is too late to apply fungicides.
Results from our winter wheat trials conducted this year have been posted at our small grains website.
It has been a few years since we have had significant populations of aphids in soybeans, but here are a few reminders since we have been finding them in our soybean sentinel plots.
This week’s insect and disease report for soybeans.
With the rain that occurred over the past month, many of us have had to mow our lawns more often. These heavy rains can also contribute to grass clippings ending up in storm water runoff. Grass clippings that are blown into the street eventually enter the street storm drain.
A look at the benefits, challenges and options of natural gas for transportation. Part 1 of a 2-part series
How can communities possibly develop when there is a shortage of resources?
Joseph Conklin, of Pittsburgh, has been named district director for Penn State Extension's District 10, which encompasses Washington, Greene and Fayette counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. The appointment was effective Aug. 1.
According to the Center for Disease Control, contaminated foods cause about 3-thousand deaths a year in the United States. In response to large-scale and highly-publicized contaminations in recent years to foods like spinach and peanut butter, the government has created the Food Safety Modernization Act.
We have been informed that shipments of boxwoods from outside of PA arrived and were sold BEFORE it was discovered that there were boxwood blight-infected plants in the shipments.