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An insect never before found in the Western Hemisphere has been discovered in Pennsylvania, and agriculture officials are asking growers and home gardeners to help monitor and manage the new invasive pest. The allium leafminer is a threat to several species of crop plants in the genus Allium, such as onion, leek, garlic, chive, shallot and green onion, warned Shelby Fleischer, professor of entomology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that training workshops will be held at six locations across the state this summer to assist new and existing Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) with changes to the MS4 NPDES General Permit, also referred to as a PAG-13.
Portable equipment can help producers, including small-scale and local farmers, get products to market quickly.
The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) is a project of Hazardous Occupations Safety Training in Agriculture (HOSTA) for youth ages 14 and 15.
Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice which integrates rotationally grazed livestock with tree crops.
Chilly and unsettled weather will dominate much of the upcoming week. However, some long term precipitation deficits (beyond 30 days) still exist over central and eastern parts of the state.
With wet weather, fungal spores are likely to be produced and spread in barley and wheat fields. Alyssa Collins reviews the tools, the timing and recommended fungicides for use in protecting the crop from infection.
Corn is emerging slowly and sometimes in need of sunlight around the state. Recommendations for soil residual herbicides follow in this article.
Another site in Clinton County had a significant flight of black cutworm moths this past week. Look ahead to the 300 degree day mark (base 50) to begin scouting for cutworm activity. Cool weather may delay development for another week or two.
Scout now for infestations of cereal leaf beetle in small grain fields. The larval stage feeds on the leaves and fields appear white if heavily infested. Treatments are outlined for when reaching the economic threshold.
The following article outlines changes that are coming this year with the Five Acre Corn Contest. The early bird deadline is July 1.
Born on a farm in upstate New York, Dr. Kristy Borrelli began her duties April 15, 2016 in the Department of Plant Science and was previously working in the Pacific Northwest as an Extension Specialist.
The annual Farming for Success Field day will be held on June 23 and has a great schedule of tours and talks addressing the latest agronomic topics for 2016. Come enjoy the day with tours of the farm, visit with numerous industry representatives and review some of the latest research.
Chemical thinning is a complex process that annually challenges the professional apple grower. In recent years, many growers have started using the MaluSim Carbon Balance Model to assist them in managing the crop load of their trees.
Kohlrabi is a member of the Brassica family which includes cabbage, brussels sprouts and kale. It is derived from the wild cabbage plant. The taste and texture is similar to that of the broccoli stem or the cabbage heart. The name kohlrabi comes from German and means “cabbage turnip.” Kohlrabi is one of the most commonly eaten vegetables in Kashmir (in India). Dishes using this vegetable can be spicy or non-spicy.
Generally we had the most sunshine Saturday and Sunday that we have had in over a week. Most sites are calling for a decrease in the rate of thinner
Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! The good news is they are found in many of the foods we normally eat.
When is the best time to plant warm season vegetables in your garden? That’s not an easy question. Some gardeners like to wait until Memorial Day or later to ensure the cold weather and frosts are over.