Bovine tuberculosis is still found worldwide but many countries, including the United States, have greatly reduced or even eliminated the disease from their cattle herds. Unfortunately, despite getting very close to eliminating this disease in US cattle, we never quite got there in the early 1990's.
Cattle are tremendous creatures that can handle many feeds that non-ruminant animals, pigs and chickens, for example, cannot eat. Thus, beef cattle producers are uniquely positioned to use new and changing feed ingredients.
The spread of multiflora rose in Pennsylvania has caused it to be designated as a noxious weed. Multiflora rose can be controlled but it takes considerable effort.
What we say and how we say it can send a powerful message to members of our communities to work with us – or to stay away.
Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
The codling moth egg hatch developmental model provided by SkyBit Inc., initiated on May 7 (biofix in Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center orchards), forecasts about 5 to 10 percent egg hatch to occur on May 30 for the Biglerville area. This is an optimal timing to initiate management activities against codling moth.
e-GRO recently released a series of videos on managing insect and mite pests in the greenhouse, presented by Raymond Cloyd of Kansas State University. Dr. Cloyd describes the basic steps of scouting, diagnosis, and the proper use of biological control agents.
Spider mites are usually associated with hot weather, and we in the northeast have had precious little warmth and sunshine of late.
“What is the Midpoint Assessment, and why should I care?” is a question that is echoing from the farthest reaches of local governments in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to those closest to the Bay itself.
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, introduced U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson from the 5th Congressional District during lunch at the 2016 PA groundwater Symposium on May 4th, in State College, PA.
Drinking water from private wells, particularly dug wells established during the first half of the 20th century, may have contributed to the elevated risk of bladder cancer that has been observed in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for over 50 years.
A natural gas pipeline program for landowners discussing specific considerations such as negotiating pipeline easements, understanding right-of-way agreements, and what is allowed and not allowed within the restored easement.
Landowners are witnessing shale development and increased natural gas production across regions where this unconventional resource is being extracted. In an effort to help community members, royalty owners and local businesses to better understand all components of development, we have provided this fact sheet on natural gas liquids, an important economic factor of the process. (more...)
Wet springs are very conducive to the spread of this pathogen and Colorado Spruce trees that are grown in crowded settings with poor air circulation are often predisposed to infection.
The majority of the sites are showing a 4DB of slightly positive carbohydrate levels (3.07 to 15.15 g/day) to slightly negative(-2.12 to -16.32 g/day). The trend through the weekend into early next week shows positive 4DB for six of the sites.
The garlic bulbs planted last fall in the Adams County Ag Center’s Trial Gardens on Old Harrisburg Road are now 4-6 inches tall and have full leaves showing. The plants have reached about ¼ of their mature height. The cold chill of recent Adams County nights cannot harm a garlic bed. Even now, snow or ice will not hurt the hardy garlic.
The mystical lifestyle of a hummingbird can be enjoyed by learning how to provide an environment in your garden for them. Hummers provide entertainment for bird-watchers and are a photographer’s delight. It is crucial to work hard to attract hummingbirds to your garden environment because they have a spatial memory; and once you get them established, they will be back again the next year.
Although our property isn’t small, we have a few “small spaces”. These spaces have been created through sitting areas, clumps of trees, and utilitarian buildings.
A Master Gardener asked me the other day what I did in my spare time. She is retired now, and was telling me about some of the things she’s been doing, like the organizations she belongs to, the traveling she and her husband have been doing, and so on. I hesitated momentarily. Ten years ago I would have said I kept myself busy with my kids’ activities and gardening. But now the girls are grown, one in college, the other finished college and working – both making their own decisions, choices, schedules and lives.
If you have never grown potatoes, you might want to give it a try this year. Potatoes are easy to grow and a fun and rewarding activity for gardeners of all ages and experience levels.