Black cutworm monitoring highlighting a couple more potential hotspots while alfalfa and small grain pests can be revealed with timely scouting.
Be alert to the potential risk for Grass Tetany in high potassium soils and when other conditions are favorable for the development of this livestock illness.
Protecting pasture yield potential a key practice given our dry start to 2015.
Cover crop observations at the research farm showing good results and work continues.
Having Certified Crop Advisor credentials are a professional distinction worthy of consideration. Exams are scheduled.
Is a corn-fired corn dryer in your future?
The possibility of water resource contamination resulting from the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing shale energy development is a large concern, even though it is not a common problem.
Groundwater professionals from across Pennsylvania gathered on May 6, 2015 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA for the 2015 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. The symposium was again held during National Drinking Water Week in recognition of the importance of groundwater to both public and private drinking water supplies across Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued health advisory values that states and utilities can use to protect Americans from elevated levels of algal toxins in drinking water.
A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish – male fish that produce eggs. The medication is found to be widespread in freshwater.
A worldwide study of the interplay between organisms and their environment bolsters the idea that greater biodiversity helps maintain more stable and productive ecosystems.
All except the two farthest north stations have reported full bloom. This past weekend temperatures shortened bloom as most sites are either past petal fall or into petal fall.
As spring temperatures warm up, many of us begin to think about yard work and greening up that dormant winter lawn.
Eating fewer calories doesn’t necessarily mean eating less food according to the Center for Disease Control. Eating more vegetables in salads can fill you up with just a few calories. Salads can be a great source of a variety of vegetables. However, they can also be a dumping ground for unwanted calories if they are topped with a lot of high calorie salad dressing.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study. Local Government's role in Marcellus Shale development is the seventh in the study.
Weeds are a big problem in the garden. They compete with desirable plants for water and nutrients, and they often harbor pests and disease. They also detract from the beauty of the garden. I’m fairly diligent about weeding, and I utilize mulch to reduce the number of weeds present, but our sun-drenched yard encourages their germination and propagation. And so I weed – a lot.
What can you do if you have clay soil? First of all run over those leaves in the fall with your lawn mower and then spread them around where you want better soil. Amending the clay soil with organic matter improves drainage, retains moisture and improves soil texture.
With warmer weather quickly arriving, it will not be long before all types of insects start to appear. Though most of these insects are beneficial or little more than a passing nuisance, the hairy chinch bug can spend the summer severely damaging even the healthiest home lawn.
Do you have silvery mucous trails in your garden? If you do, you may have slugs. These slimy trails and slugs lurking in your plants and vegetables are unappealing and unappetizing.