Staying hydrated is important, especially during periods of physical activity and in warmer weather. With the availability of so many choices, making a decision about the type of water to drink can be challenging.
Many families continue to experience economic challenges. Regardless if your income has dropped or not, everyone appreciates finding ways to save money.
If your goal is to save money, then tracking your spending is the first essential step.
At the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, Pennsylvania, apple scab spore release is declining but still active. Apple scab, cedar apple rust, and cherry leaf spot infection periods and predictions through May 24th are attached.
Dr Alan Lakso at Cornell University has developed a carbohydrate balance model for apple, which we are testing for predicting fruit set. This model estimates carbohydrate supply and demand, and then calculates the carbon balance of the trees. During times of high supply and low demand (sunny and cool), the balance is positive and it is difficult to thin chemically. When the balance is slightly negative (0 to -20°F), chemical thinning becomes easier. When the balance drops to the range of -40°, the trees are under significant carbohydrate stress, and chemical thinning will be strong. Below -40°, the natural stress may be so severe that some fruits will be shed even when thinners aren’t used. Below -40° the response to chemical thinners is predicted to be very strong.
Are insect pests munching on your vegetables instead of you?
Here are some natural lawn care tips for the upcoming season.
If you plan on visiting our Bradford County, Towanda Office, please be advised we are now located at 200 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Towanda.
29 Westmoreland County directors accepted the personal invitation from Better Kid Care.
University research on new agricultural technologies and sustainable practices benefits US farmers who are focused on increasing economic and environmental sustainability and also farmers in developing countries who strive to produce increased yields for food insecure communities.
On May 16, 2011 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced improvements to the availability and usability of drinking water data in the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) tool.
An annual scholarship toward expenses for advanced education (college, technical, nursing, etc) is available to current or former Washington County 4-H members.
An annual scholarship toward expenses for advanced education (college, technical, nursing, etc.) is available to current or former 4-H members and FFA members. Each applicant must have a minimum of 4 years of completed projects during the last 6 years of eligibility. Current members must be in good standing. Former members must have been in good standing.
The insect pest control updates presented here are for the south-central part of Pennsylvania based on observations in Adams County, Pennsylvania. It is important to modify your integrated pest management practices based on scouting of your own orchard blocks.
Recent publications to help understand Marcellus development regarding wastewater and water-related regulations
The woody ornamental pest update for May 19, 2011: Update on problems due to the recent heavy rains
Information on the upcoming Overnight Camp for youth ages 8-13.
To obtain a desirable soil for your garden, consider the following areas of concern: water drainage, moisture condition at the time of working, texture and structure, fertility and pH.
Through a Sheep Shearing School offered by Penn State Extension's Start Farming, 13 people learned to shear sheep at Delaware Valley College in Bucks County.