Flushing unused or old medications down the toilet can pollute our waterways. Wastewater treatment plants were not designed to remove these compounds. Throwing drugs in the trash or leaving them in the medicine chest can lead to unintentional use, overdose or illegal abuse. Find convenient Take Back sites across Pennsylvania to dispose of medicines. The event takes place September 27, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Poached pears, roasted cherries, peach compote just the thought makes your taste buds tingle! Cooked fruit is more than your grandmothers stewed prunes and is a great way to add a variety of fruits to your diet.
The week of September 22nd through the 26th is Septic Smart Week! EPA’s SepticSmart initiative is a nation-wide public education effort that aims to inform homeowners living on properties serviced by septic systems on the importance of properly maintaining their septic system and provide valuable resources to help homeowners make important decisions regarding their wastewater management needs.
Four additional Pennsylvania counties are quarantined effective immediately because of the detection of Thousand Cankers Disease found in trees in Chester County.
Recent studies from two different researchers look at the potential for shale development impacting ground water quality
It's that time of year for packing lunches for your children. With a little planning, your kids will happily look forward to opening their lunch boxes.
Pennsylvania crop farmers know that farming has never been a more complicated enterprise. Countless decisions must be made concerning variety selection, crop rotation, soil fertility, irrigation, weed control, insect and disease management, harvesting, marketing the crop, and labor, not to mention complying with associated regulations along the way. How can a busy farmer keep up?
Safety and Health Management Planning for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
At the school board meeting on June 16, 2014 the Jim Thorpe PROSPER Team bid farewell to longtime supporter of the PROSPER Program, Dr. Barbara Conway.
If you have thought seriously about turning a profit off a few acres or you already have a small agricultural operation and would like to change strategies, then Exploring Your Small Farm Dream can help.
So, you want to be a dairy farmer. Maybe you grew-up on the farm and are taking over ownership from your parents or grandparents, maybe you have worked on a dairy and milked cows for years, or maybe you’re a novice to dairy farming but think dairy farming seems like a lifestyle for you. Whatever your background and experience, there are some things you need to know before you get started milking cows.
During SepticSmart Week, the EPA encourages homeowners to get SepticSmart and take action. A few small, simple steps of proper care and maintenance of your septic system can lead to a big pay off in terms of keeping you and your neighbors healthy and protecting the environment. For homeowners, proper care can also prevent costly repairs or replacement of systems, protect property values, and save water.
The more the merrier when it comes to creating a vision for your downtown.
Although our gardens are winding down most of us still have some veggies to enjoy until Mr. Frost comes a “knockin”. How tempting to bite into an apple fresh from the tree, or grab a fully ripe tomato or perhaps nibble on a cucumber as you harvest...
The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network is working diligently to deliver another successful One-Day Networking Symposium – Women Farmers: Heroes of Our Communities, December 8, 2014, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The precision of what cows consume can be questionable. However, component fed herds can still apply precision feeding as successfully as herds feeding a total mixed ration. Dry matter intake can be monitored for cows and the weight of a grain scoop can be calibrated with each new delivery.
Rain is forecast into next week, bringing with it more cool air.
There seems to be more white mold being reported in soybeans this year than in the last few years, and this is no surprise given our moist or humid conditions. Learn more about how to manage white mold in this year’s crop and in the future.
When you visit dealer field days this time of year, it is the perfect time to see for yourself what is available for disease resistance packages.