Apple bloom stage across the state ranges from early pink in Bradford County to petal fall in Bucks County. Carbon balance models for various regions will be posted in the near future.
We evaluated the use of the Equilifruit disc, developed in France, as a hand-thinning gauge on three cultivars trained to tall spindle. While the disc was developed for trees that have been trained to the centrifugal system, our results suggest that the Equilifruit has potential as a hand-thinning gauge in tall spindle apple (Kon et al., 2012).
Do you like gardening? Do you love seeing birds and butterflies at flight in your yard? Creating a rain garden offers therapeutic exercise, attracts wildlife, and helps keep stormwater runoff from overburdening sewer systems--or entering local streams. Find out more by viewing this video from StormwaterPA about the value of rain gardens in the watershed and what some communities are doing about it.
Finding new infestations of aquatic invasive species (AIS) early, before they have a chance to become established and spread, is extremely important for AIS control and management in Pennsylvania. Therefore, Pennsylvania Sea Grant developed Pennsylvania’s Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species to help agency field biologists, water conservation officers and others working in Pennsylvania’s waters to quickly and accurately identify potential new AIS infestations.
Times are changing in the realm of calf care and management: more consumer and regulatory scrutiny, all with a broader scope and greater degree of sensitivity. However, producers can adjust to the changing times by employing time-tested calf-care practices.
Wanting to fit the recommended amount of vegetables into you and your family’s meals? Find it hard to make healthy decisions on the fly? An alarming question is “What’s for Dinner?”
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) completed an assessment of oil and gas resources in the Devonian and Mississippian Bakken Formation and the Devonian Three Forks Formation.
It’s time to plan ahead for home canning this summer. Let's look at types of equipment currently available for home food preservers. Start by checking your equipment and supplies. Proper equipment in good condition is required for safe, high quality home canned food.
Recently released reports about the frequency of foodborne illness -- commonly known as food poisoning -- show that the risks have not changed much in recent years, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
For consumers (and some very enthusiastic vendors), this time of year elicits shrikes of excitement and sheer joy as people line up to see which vendor has the early asparagus, rhubarb, or coveted dry beans preserved from fall harvest.
Are you raising poultry and wondering what rules apply to you?
"What should I be pricing my melons at?" Take a step back and incorporate price into your marketing plan.
The bill authorizes the Environmental Quality Board to establish water well construction standards through the adoption of rules and regulations of the DEP that are generally consistent with the National Groundwater Association construction standards.
It is easy to let weeds go in the rush of spring planting. Try not to forget that a little time spent managing weeds now can save you huge amounts of time later.
It is critical to manage fruit diseases before you have them. Whether organic or not management is usually protective, not curative.
The April 30 webinar conducted for those affected by Hurricane Sandy has been was archived at www.eden.lsu.edu/s-cap/virtualforum. You will be able to access the link at anytime and watch it as much as you would like.
What is the situation with strawberry viruses in Pennsylvania? Read-on to learn more.
This past fall the Galeton School District joined our PROSPER family.
Ever wonder where to find additional information on highbush blueberry production? This articles provides a list and description of select available hardcopy and web-based resources.
An entomopathogenic fungus formulated for managing a variety of insects in agricultural systems organically.