There are basically two reactions to being asked to take a survey. 50% of us cringe and look for the nearest exit – or if it’s an online request we hit ‘delete’. The other 50% of us jump into action, our curiosity aroused. Actually, I can’t support this data with social science research. But I can tell you that anticipating both types of reactions can help you build a stronger and more successful survey.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has produced an annual compilation of its most used statistics in a booklet easily accessible to all – the aptly named Key World Energy Statistics (KWES).
No matter how big or small your garden is, for successful vegetable gardening it is crucial to know the difference between cool-season and warm-season vegetables, as well as the approximate last frost date in the spring, and the first frost date in the late summer/early fall in your area.
A few more weather stations are in full bloom. Normal rates of chemical thinners were recommended for the weekend, and decreased rates are suggested for the next 4 days.
Allium leafminer has landed…on our traps.
There is much interest into what extent Pennsylvania farmers are using water quality protection practices. Conservation practice adoption is well-documented for practices that are implemented with federal or state financial assistance.
Idaho State University researchers have established a clear link to septic sources of nitrate contamination in about one-third of the 100 private wells in the Lower Portneuf Valley Watershed sampled for a study.
An effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals from water has been discovered by a team of scientists.
Current models underestimate role of subsurface heterogeneity, researchers suggest in a new article. Groundwater is a vital resource in many regions around the globe. For managing drinking water, the recharge rate is an important quantity for securing sustainable supplies.
Conditions are favorable for fire blight and apple scab. Additional tools for the fire blight management toolbox are discussed.
Physical activity is important for children and adults of all ages. Being active as a family can benefit everyone. Adults need 2½ hours a week of physical activity, and children need 60 minutes a day. Follow these tips to add more activity to your family’s busy schedule.
Have you seen produce wash products and wonder, are they necessary? They add unnecessary dollars to the food bill.
Picky eaters don’t have to always be young; some picky eaters can be teenagers as well! Eating a variety of vegetables seems to be a challenge for some families. Vegetables provide vitamins and fiber and they are low in fat and salt. Here are a few tips of the trade to help vary those veggies for young fussy eaters—and they work for older ones too!
Can you and your family get in the spring spirit and try a new dark green vegetable?
One and two person households are the fastest growing segment of the population. Eating healthy is important; however, it sometimes can be a challenge to cook nutritious meals for only one or two people.
Warm weather this past weekend pushed apple flower development, and growers will be looking for windows of opportunity for the application of chemical thinners.
As part of recently announced changes to its organizational structure, product development and program delivery, Penn State Extension has appointed two individuals to statewide leadership posts. Tara Mondock is the new associate director for client relations, and Jeffrey Hyde was named associate director for programs.
Before the widespread use of plastic mulch, drip irrigation, high tunnels and greenhouse production, there seemed to be a clear line of demarcation between vegetables that could be transplanted, and those that had to be seeded directly into the field. Grower innovations have nearly erased that line.
How do we meet the goals of energy affordability, sustainability, and security to ensure innovation, policy, and investment in our energy system going forward? To meet these current and future energy challenges, Penn State is hosting the Energy Days Conference on May 22-23, 2017.
Have you ever wondered if there is anything that you can simply consume as part of your meals that will benefit your allergy symptoms?