This report reviews the current Extension Enology educational workshops, program goals and initiatives, and additional resources available to Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic wineries.
Wednesday morning should bring the chilliest readings of April for much of the state, though not the end of cool weather for this month.
In last year’s April 10 Field Crop News, we had an article about cover crop management.
A common goal for animal managers in the spring is to renovate a pasture.
With the cool spring, pastures have barely broken dormancy.
Even though winter seems to be holding its grip on us this year, there are some things we can be doing now to assess our crop’s potential.
Many of the barley fields we see this time of year can have a distinct yellow appearance.
Spring is a key time for disease control. This is especially true for many leaf, needle, and flower diseases, regardless of the type of plant involved.
EPA and its state, tribal, federal and other partners have completed the report highlighting the work on the first survey of the nation's rivers and streams (National Rivers and Streams Assessment, NRSA 2008-2009). This survey combines an assessment of the nation's rivers with the second national survey of small wadeable streams (Wadeable Streams Assessment (WSA)). Planning is also underway for the next survey of the nation's rivers and streams (NRSA 2013-2014).
The nation faces costly upgrades to aging and deteriorating drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Frequent and highly publicized incidents of combined sewer overflows into rivers and streams, as well as water main breaks in the nation's largest cities, are the most visible manifestations of this problem. The Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) J. Alfredo Gomez, Director of Natural Resources and Environment, issued testimony before the House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. In the statement, GAO reviews three approaches to bridging the gap between projected drinking water and wastewater infrastructure needs and their current funding.
Penn State Extension is delivering an important message to pesticide applicators in Pennsylvania this year on the impact of water quality on pesticide performance.
During the early spring, questions arise about how to best deal with salt damage caused by de-icers.
Site related problems in the landscape.
Carolina silverbell grows as an understory tree along streams in the southeastern United States.
While some early spring bulbs might bring some life to the barren landscape, nothing stops the wandering eyes over a bed than a flowering witchhazel.
Prostrate knotweed (Polygonum aviculare) is a common problem in high-traffic turf areas, and occasionally along the edge of ornamental plant beds.
EPA's Science Advisory Board chosen and where updates can be found
Thinking about growing a few perennials in containers to sell? Before you get started, there are important things to think about.
This is an excellent resource for any grower interested in learning more about how selected organic materials such as spinosad and Streptomyces lydicus work against pests and there efficacy based on published university trials.