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October 1, 2013

Garden centers are currently stocking hardy bulbs, tantalizing gardeners with the prospect of spring color and fragrance. However, with a little advance planning and some knowledge of indoor forcing, it is possible to enjoy a patch of spring beauty even when midwinter is at its bleakest.

Horses In Successful Fall Pasture
October 1, 2013

Forage management in the fall can have a big impact on the success of your pastures next spring.

As associate director of Penn State Extension, William Kleiner will be a key member of the College of Agricultural Sciences administrative team and will provide daily oversight of district/county operations.
October 1, 2013

William Kleiner, interim associate director of Penn State Extension since July 2012, has been named to the post on a standing basis, effective Oct. 1. Kleiner will provide organizational and operational leadership in support of the strategic objectives of Penn State Extension and will be a key member of the College of Agricultural Sciences administrative group.

Racing at Laurel Park, Maryland
October 1, 2013

According to the Maryland Jockey Club, twenty-seven horses at the Bowie Training Center have been isolated after a filly became sick and had to be euthanized in mid-September.

October 1, 2013

Autumn's quick approach and with cooler weather ideal conditions are present for inspecting a pasture which should reveal important information for the farm manager.

October 1, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is continuing to move more swiftly and consistently to take enforcement action in response to animal welfare violations.

October 1, 2013

Hikers, bikers, horseback riders and many other nature enthusiasts pack as much time as possible enjoying the appealing autumn countryside, before the transformation occurs to a colder and bleaker wonderland.

October 1, 2013

Iowa State Ag Economist Michael Duffy describes important factors to consider if you are getting started in farming by inheriting the farm.

Photo by Gary Bernon
September 30, 2013

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), an exotic pest that has become an unwelcome winter guest in homes across Pennsylvania and many surrounding states.

Photo by David Cappaert
September 30, 2013

Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat. Without pollinators our lives would be dreary at best, and impossible to sustain at worst.

September 30, 2013

Monarchs are scarce this year...where are they?

Photo by Greg Krawczyk.
September 30, 2013

Researchers and growers explain management methods for BMSB such as insecticides, trap cropping, physical barriers, and organic and biological control techniques—in a new video.

September 30, 2013

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture-Specialty Crop Research Initiative will launch a 14-session webinar series on Oct. 8, to promote safe water recycling in the horticulture industry.

Characteristic elonaged tan NCLB lesion with dusty gray sporulation in the center of the lesion. Photo: Bob Mulrooney, Unv. Delaware.
September 30, 2013

In recent weeks, Northern corn leaf blight has been on the rise in later planted sweet corn across Pennsylvania.

September 30, 2013

Forests play an important role in protecting watersheds from the impacts of development.

Bryan Swistock speaks with pond workshop participants.
September 30, 2013

Extension Educator, Jim Clark, partnered with the Cameron Conservation District to secure a grant from the Headwaters Research, Conservation & Development Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Group to teach pond owners in the Sinnemahoning Watershed about pond management.

September 29, 2013

The Conference held in Pittsburgh highlighted shale considerations faced by Extension across the nation.

Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
September 27, 2013

People are becoming more aware of how important plants, trees, and green spaces are to their quality of life. Community trees and forests provide much more than beauty to our urban and suburban landscapes.

September 27, 2013

What is that insect? Haven’t seen that plant before? Is it early for frost? Is that bird more common in the south?

September 27, 2013

The Penn State Extension Integrated Pest Management web site has a Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) page. This web page contains links to some very good SWD publications, including updated Penn State Fact Sheets on the fruit pest.