Penn State Extension Offering Free Energy Review
Fact Sheet and Worksheet Now Available
What a bargain! The price looks great, but are you really getting a bargain? When buying livestock, there are a number of things you should consider before you make the commitment to purchase. Here are a few things to take a closer look at.
USDA has recently noticed that some growers are using bleach (Clorox TM) as a disinfectant in post-harvest washing systems. Disinfectants are regulated the same way as pesticides and unless the label on the bottle indicates EPA approval for washing fruits and vegetables, it is against federal law to use it for that purpose.
Join Penn State Extension on August 19th from 3:30-6:30 PM at Pennypack Farm in Horsham PA to learn about insect management for vegetable production.
The cold is a distant memory and so is the never-ending winter we experienced. Groundhog Day was a fun diversion to remind us spring was finally on its way...
Purchasing equipment in the beginning years of a business is a daunting task! There are so many options, and so many ways to farm. Equipment is a huge time saver, however, it can be hugely expensive, and sometimes extremely frustrating. How do you negotiate what to buy in the first years of a business? Have a researched plan. Try it out. Stick to a budget. Stay flexible.
Intersex fish have been found in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio river basins, indicating that the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals are more widespread than previously known. New U.S. Geological Survey-led research published in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment found two fish species, smallmouth bass and white sucker, exhibiting the effects of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Intersex characteristics caused by hormones and hormone-mimicking compounds include immature eggs in male fish.
A workshop designed to educate municipalities, engineers, watershed groups and students about the value of trees and green infrastructure in water quality was held on June 9, 2014 at the York Water Company Employee Center in York County.
Economic activity in the Marcellus Shale footprint has seen a change in the past decade with shale development taking place. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L & I) works to track this activity and releases monthly Marcellus Shale Fast Facts. There has also been a need for workforce training with the shale industry entering the picture. (more...)
How can you make your comprehensive plan better support economic development? That will be the topic of a Web-based seminar kicking off a summer-fall land-use series offered by Penn State Extension.
A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will look at the shale gas industry's workforce and training.
New Resources Available to Help Farmers Identify Opportunities
In some places entrepreneurial growth abounds. Economic incubators and a creative or innovating culture help support new entrepreneurs.
Learn about biofuels, solar, and energy efficiency
Educational Energy Display at the State's Premier Ag Show
Applications Due August 15
Growers of raspberries (both red and black), blackberries, and blueberries in particular should be monitoring for spotted wing drosophila (check traps daily if possible), and should be prepared with effective materials for control.
Downy mildew confirmed on cucumber in Maryland but not yet in PA.
No new reports so far this week.