No one can predict exactly when a coal mine will collapse, but a $1.1 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health aims to change that, according to a Penn State mineral engineer.
Governor Tom Wolf announces new program to provide funding for making Pennsylvania’s natural gas available to its residents, manufacturers, and pad-ready sites.
Take another look in the produce section to add variety and flavor back into your meals. Parsnips resemble carrots in shape but pack a sweeter punch.
The winter months are a great time to update or replace first aid kits for your farm operation. Expired items should be replaced and refilled with supplies that were used during the year.
The making of a soldier, airman, sailor, or Marine. When a person enters the armed forces, they are trained and conditioned for what lies ahead. Everyone goes through a basic training program to be successful for graduation. Officers and drill sergeants have the tremendous job of turning a civilian into a qualified military service person.
The Penn State Master Watershed Steward Program received a two year grant from the York County Community Foundation through the Codorus Creek Watershed Foundation to increase local capacity by training conservation minded volunteers to conduct public outreach and carry out projects in the Codorus Creek watershed.
With much of the eastern US experiencing dry and mild weather since the first of November, the next week will bring shots of some colder air to the state but with very little in the way of widespread precipitation.
Many have inquired about how late an herbicide application can be made in the fall and still be effective. Below are some comments about controlling perennials and winter annual weeds at this time of year.
It seems like we have a bit more ear rot out there in the Commonwealth this year. Here’s some tips on how to identify it, and what to do about it.
The warm fall coupled with timely planting has resulted in excellent growth of many small grain and cover crop fields across the state. While this is a bonus if you were looking to take a late fall harvest, it is not necessarily a good thing for winter survival.
The Pennsylvania Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Program team has released 2016 results available to download.
Why not treat your forage crop with the same respect and attention you give your grain crops? Penn State Extension Hay Workshops share money-saving techniques to produce a high-yielding, high-quality hay crops. Friday, December 16, 2016 at Lancaster Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, PA. Cost is $20.00. Deadline to register is December 12th.
Mark your calendar! The 2017 Forage Conference will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Grantville Holiday Inn.
This video will discuss several key points to help those working in the Ag industry understand what silo gas is and how it is created. Always follow all safety precautions necessary while working around all silage storage structures.
If you’ve ever been fly fishing, you probably know what a mayfly looks like. These delicate insects are a tasty treat for freshwater trout and other aquatic species. They are also a hallmark of healthy streams and rivers. When mayfly populations decline, it’s a warning that something has gone wrong. But what?
The Penn State Master Well Owner Network (MWON) is a volunteer program dedicated to providing unbiased, research-based education for the millions of private water well owners in Pennsylvania. Funding is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Ground Water Association.
Areas of the Arctic play a larger role than previously thought in the global nitrogen cycle—the process responsible for keeping a critical element necessary for life flowing between the atmosphere, the land and oceans.
The Chesapeake Conservancy recently partnered with the York County Stormwater Consortium to create a customized, web-based tool to streamline and standardize the data, calculations, and formatting of stormwater project reports that are submitted by the 44 participating municipalities, including the County, each year.
Meeting children’s needs includes quality, interactive partnerships with families. Families are children’s first and most important teachers. The term family includes the significant adults in children’s lives who care for, protect, nurture, advocate for, and teach. These adults may be biological parents, adoptive and foster parents, grandparents, or legal guardians.