Those considering options for purchasing insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, which was created under the federal Affordable Care Act, will find comprehensive information on a newly revised website developed by Penn State Extension specialists.
Beautiful late summer like weather with sunshine and little rainfall is predicted across much of the state for this, the first week of November!
Regular soil sampling is essential to not only to balance soil nutrient levels but sets the stage for maximum economic yields. Soil testing can also serve as a barometer of soil health and productivity.
Penn State Extension and the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania release 2105 Pennsylvania Corn Hybrid Silage Trial Results. You can evaluate hybrids based on many factors including: yield, digestibility, crude protein, fiber content, and derived values such as milk per acre and Mill per ton.
Minnesota West Ag Services has an on-line list of what they believe are 15 Characteristics of Successful Marketers. Their perspective is shared here.
Hemp is a crop which has been grown around the world for centuries and was grown extensively in Colonial America; yet, is currently illegal to grown for any potential use. A brief history of hemp, its potential uses and the legality of growing hemp in PA are discussed.
Individual species in cover crop mixtures will respond differently to below freezing temperature. Learn about their characteristics here.
When is it too late to seed a cover crop? “Dormant” seeding may be the way to go. Soil specialist, Sjoerd Duiker, defines dormant seeding.
Soils information about your farm available, free on your PC or smart phone. This handy App provides detailed information about soil type and productivity for the various fields on a farm.
It was another interesting year in the vegetable garden...
The one upshot to the appearance of an invasive species - that it might provide native predators with additional food - comes with some caveats, report scientists.
The ability to model subsurface movement of pollutants is a critical need within environmental sciences. On October 28, 2015, Dr. Li Li, an associate professor in Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State University, presented an online webinar on Predicting Flow, Transport, and Biogeochemical Reactions in Subsurface Environmental Systems Using Reactive Transport Models.
The Penn State On-line Pond Home Study Course is a 12-week class that covers six lessons, including getting to know your pond, pond maintenance, weed and algae control, fisheries management, ponds and wildlife, and pond case studies.
The numbers are in for the Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup. Beginning on Saturday, September 19, and ending on October 2, volunteers picked up 6,853 pounds of trash along the 67.5 miles of Lake Erie shoreline and waterways within the County.
On a cool day in late October, nineteen workshop participants were treated to a full program about hoof health in dairy cattle. A portion of the workshop was held at a Marion Center dairy farm, where everyone had an opportunity to get "hands on" practice.
The retired Sunbury coal-fired power plant in Snyder County will be converted to a natural gas powered station by the first quarter of 2018; it's considered to be one of the largest coal-to-natural gas power conversion projects in the US.
Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem in the United States.
State officials are encouraging hunters to follow certain safety practices to help protect the state's poultry industry from the threat of high pathogenic avian influenza.