With much of the region in drought, there is some concern about the success in trying to control certain weeds under these dry conditions.
It’s that season again when agricultural workers are most likely to be exposed to extreme heat. The results or symptoms on the human body can be relatively minor, including heat cramps or heat rash, or they can be extremely serious--including the dangerous illnesses of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
Local polenta, wheat, berries, pasta, and flour? Thor Oechsner explained at the recent Penn State Extension Organic Crop Production Tour in the Finger Lakes Region, New York, how he grows a wide variety of crops, not only for feed, but flour, bread, pasta and pastries.
At a recent Women's Agricultural Network workshop at the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA, Penn State Extension's Maryann Frazier, provided an update on research into the mysterious complex affecting honey bee populations known as Colony Collapse Disorder.
With what seems to be an ongoing wave of news reports linking foodborne illness to fresh produce, many consumers are questioning whether it is worth the risk. But Martin Bucknavage, extension food-safety specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, emphasizes that the benefits far outweigh the risks when it comes to consuming fresh fruits and vegetables.
The past week has brought some reprieve of the very dry conditions across extreme western Pennsylvania that was discussed in last week’s weather outlook.
Insect and mite pest populations continue to build across Pennsylvania, but of course they are not everywhere.
Readers may recall that the Pennsylvania Soybean Board is funding a Sentinel Plot Program, which is being managed by Penn State Extension and The Dept. of Entomology.
Many of the soybeans and some other crops are still being managed for weeds. However, with much of the region in drought, there is some concern about the success in trying to control certain weeds under these dry conditions.
The continuing drought has many growers asking questions about foliar applications of a fungicide on tasseling corn.
Common teasel is very apparent right now, particularly along roadsides, but it can also be found occasionally in pastures and along field edges.
Here are some tips to make sure your grilled goodies don't make your guests sick with a foodborne illness.
Were you ever enticed by a new diet fad? Ever heard a new trendy nutrition term and wondered what it meant? Every year, new food and nutrition trends sweep our nation from fad diets to super foods. What are some current trends, what’s their terminology, and what’s driving their popularity?
Many of us have experienced constipation at some point in our lives.
It’s a fast paced world, and eating healthy is sometimes at the back of the pack! For those with less time for food preparation, try pairing foods from at least two food groups for a healthy snack.
Remember when your parents advised you to eat carrots for healthy eyesight? New advances in eye health are singling out a color other than orange. Green is the new hue for optimal eye health – and, for many of us, “It’s not easy being green!” in the words of Kermit the Frog.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requiring new information on hazardous chemical labels beginning in 2015.
Hot dry weather has been favorable for mite outbreaks. Generation turnover increases dramatically.
Going greener… does that mean more green for me to spend or that I am saving the planet? I think you will find that the suggestions in this article will help put more green back into your wallet, and help our wonderful planet at the same time.