Protecting Family Caregivers from Employment Discrimination and Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care are two new publications from AARP
Penn State Extension Dairy Team welcomes their newest members Ximena del Campo and Heather Weeks.
Home preserved foods make thoughtful gifts to share with friends or neighbors.
The Legacy Project is an international big-picture learning project working with youth, adults, and elders toward a more meaningful, equitable, and sustainable world. For information on their education campaign that bring youth and elders together to spark conversation over story sharing, learn seven-generation thinking, and apply new ideas in legacy projects that can transform lives and communities
Pursuant to an order from a U.S. District Court and as required by the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act of 2000, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recommended new recreational water quality criteria for states that will help protect peoples’ health during visits to beaches and waters year round.
After the chilliest November in 12 years and the driest one in 90 years, December will bring a different flavor of weather conditions with mild conditions and more frequent showers.
If conditions are right, aphid population growth can be strong and economically damaging populations may develop. Dr. John Tooker reviews aphid concerns to watch for in winter grains, and hay fields.
Is your cover crop an assortment of winter annual weeds? Del Voight discusses getting a jump on your herbicide program with the pros, cons and recommendations of apply herbicides at this time of year.
Dr Greg Roth tells us that in general, the corn (grain and silage) and soybean yield testing programs have very good data and show some interesting trends. One of these is the trend toward early planted short season soybeans yielding exceptionally well.
Three late and wet fall planting seasons in a row. What is the penalty for planting wheat and other small grains after their recommended dates?
Did you now that 20% of crop fields lack a current soil test? Del Voight discusses the importance of taking a test and how to properly sample a field.
Interested in new herbicides for your farm? Curious about how your selected products are performing against others? Data from numerous Penn State herbicide trials will go live later this week. One trial of particular interest to many is the On-farm study of ALS-resistant chickweed in barley.
Jeff Graybill, Editor (Lancaster), Jennifer Bratthauar (Franklin), Mike Fournier (Bucks), Andrew Frankenfield (Montgomery), Mena Hautau (Berks), Mark Madden (Bradford/Sullivan), Dwane Miller (Schuylkill), John Rowehl (York), Nicole Santangelo (McKean/Potter), Del Voight (Lebanon). University Park Faculty and Staff: Bill Curran, Sjoerd Duiker, Marvin Hall, Greg Roth, John Tooker, and Lisa Crytser
Annie E. Casey Foundation report on kinship care
With the holiday hoopla surrounding us, you may think the gift-giving will soon be over. To have a really successful new year, why not give yourself and your family the best gift of all- good health?
In this month's blog entry John Turack ponders the importance of plans, planning processes, and who is best suited or equipped to plan.
Rural Public Water Supplies face many problems and it has been my experience that solutions are always better, the more people you involve in their creation.
Tomato growers reported a new insect pest this season, the Yellow Striped Armyworm.
The harlequin bug is an important insect pest of cabbage and related crops in the southern half of the United States. Recently it has been reported more frequently in southeastern Pennsylvania. Penn State Extension entomologist Shelby Fleischer and colleagues would like to learn from growers if it and other related true bug species are a problem in your fields.