Once you’ve purchased your fresh tree for the holiday season, you need to maintain its freshness. Here are some tips to keep your cut holiday tree fresh and safe throughout this festive season
The Indiana County 4-H Program has named outstanding members for 2013. Over 160 people attended the recent celebration that honors members for activities and project work. Nichele Olson and Abby Zyhowski were named Outstanding Senior Members, and Abigail Bruner was named the Outstanding Junior Member.
Five Indiana County 4-H members won six first place awards at the 54th Annual State 4-H Horse Show. County first place winners included Alexis Zaragoza and Andrew Adams in the horse production show, and Haley Brooks, Alexis Latson and Angela Moretti in the horse performance show. Twenty county members participated and won 26 ribbons at the show.
If holiday eating leaves you worried about foods high in fat and calories or overeating in general, here are some tips to help enjoy the holidays without increasing your waistline.
What can you do to increase the health of the trees and woodlands that give so much to you? You might consider the 3-Rs that underpin helping to improve the vigor and health of wooded landscapes: Resistance, Resilience, and Response.
EPA realeased a Synthesis Report on the Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy. This report is intended to help raise the awareness of water’s importance to our national economic welfare, and to summarize information that public and private decision-makers can use to better manage the nation’s water resources. It highlights EPA’s review of the literature and practice on the importance of water to the U.S. economy, identifies key data gaps, and describes the implication of the study’s findings for future research. EPA hopes this report will be a catalyst for a broader discussion about water’s critical role in the U.S. economy.
In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, Penn State Extension’s Master Well Owner Network, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the PA Ground Water Association along with numerous other sponsors are organizing the 2014 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA on May 7, 2014.
Tools industry uses for monitoring pipeline integrity
For some people, bright orange pumpkins are meant to be carved into Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns. To Penn State Extension Nutrition Education Advisor (NEA), Simran James, however, it means choosing the ideal pumpkin to turn into homemade soup, courtesy of Heritage Farms.
Northampton Seed owner, Doug Walker, was asked by Penn State Horticulture Educator, Tim Abbey, to write a brief note about grass seed availability for 2014. In one sentence: Grass seed will be in short supply.
Early-season yield and packout predictions are useful for growers and packers to plan for adequate harvest labor and storage space, to obtain the appropriate numbers of bins for harvest, and to develop an orderly marketing plan. Fruit yield is a function of numbers of fruit per acre and the size of those fruit. To accurately predict yield, one must have an accurate estimate of the average number of fruit per acre and average fruit size. If one would like to predict fruit packout, then an estimate of the distribution of fruit size is also needed. Obtaining accurate estimates of fruit numbers and fruit size requires appropriate sampling schemes. The purpose of this article is to review the information in the scientific literature on estimating yield and fruit size along with suggestions for next steps.
Increasingly, spices are taking on a whole new role in cancer prevention research.
Penn State's Poultry Judging team placed fourth overall, second in Egg Production and Quality division and fourth in Broiler Selection and Carcass Quality Division.
Horse show judges can attend the PSU Judges' School to obtain knowledge on breed horse shows, open horse shows, discipline specific horse shows, and PA 4-H rules and regulations. Judges attending will acquire valuable information to assist in becoming or maintaining success as a desired horse show judge.
Plan to attend the Lancaster County Crop Conference. The annual event features valuable cropping information from Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crop Specialists. Participants will also be able to visit with local industry sponsors and earn a minimum of 2 category and 2 core pesticide education credits. The meeting runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with early bird registration at just $10.00. Click on the title for more information.
Equine are dependent on the feeding of hay during off-growing seasons to obtain necessary dietary needs and fiber.
When you’re creating a festive atmosphere with lighted candles, the winter holiday season is filled with a soft glow.
Soft cheeses, such as cottage cheese, cream cheese and ricotta cheese, that have mold should be discarded. The same goes for any kind of cheese that's shredded, crumbled or sliced.
Leftovers can be kept for three to four days in the refrigerator. Be sure to eat them within that time.