Populations of winter annual weeds will become more prevalent in early April and can compete with wheat and barley and slow the rate of crop development potentially reducing yield. If winter annual weeds like common chickweed, henbit, purple deadnettle, horseweed, and others emerge with the small grain and are left unchecked, the potential impact on yield could be great.
After a colder than normal winter in the Northeast, the last thing you want to think about is firewood. But now is the time to turn your thoughts to next winter and start caching your wood. Burning unseasoned, or worse green, wood is problematic because you lose heat, you create more smoke, and you increase unwanted fire risk as residues collect in venting systems.
Harrisburg, Pa. — Twenty-one Pennsylvania projects will protect the state’s agriculture industry against pest and disease as a result of nearly $2.8 million in funding through the 2014 Farm Bill.
Chapter 02 – Guild House West This article is the second in our series, ‘Who are the High Tunnel Growers in Philadelphia’ where we focus on Guild House West. They are an apartment complete for low-income seniors in North Philadelphia, and are providing innovative solutions for community building, site management and hyper-local nutritious produce.
You are invited to participate in a survey as part of an effort by the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) to gather information on the state of sustainable agriculture practices in Pennsylvania.
Karst geology can be found in areas of Pennsylvania where it can lead to sink holes and water quality problems. This video explains the geology of karst formations and how they affect water movement.
An atomically thin membrane with microscopically small holes may prove to be the basis for future hydrogen fuel cells, water filtering and desalination membranes, according to a group of 15 theorists and experimentalists, including three theoretical researchers from Penn State.
Residence time of leaves and twigs, important to stream-dwelling species, can be halved.
On Saturday, April 11 2015 from 9am to 12pm the Penn State Agricultural and Environment Center will host a FREE community workshop on The Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater. This Guide will help you create your own stormwater management plan and select simple stormwater solutions to be implemented on your property.
The Bureau of Land Management issued its final rule for drilling and hydraulic fracturing on federal land after reviewing comments received on earlier proposed rules. (more...)
If you would like to see change for the better in your community it's time to get involved in the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania.