In response to the increased attention that lead in drinking water has received over the past few weeks in Flint, Michigan, Penn State Extension will provide an educational water webinar entitled, “Lead in Drinking Water from Private Wells, Springs and Cisterns – What You Should Know” on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and repeated from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
National events about lead exposure have generated new concerns for Pennsylvanians related to the safety of their homes and water. The Wolf Administration takes the issue of lead exposure very seriously and state agencies will continue to work together on their coordinated response to address lead exposure in communities across the commonwealth. The Departments of Health (DOH) and Environmental Protection (DEP) both work diligently to protect children from lead exposure and have many resources available for residents to learn more and take action on lead.
The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced that new and updated educational materials for both weed scientists and the general public are now available for free download from the Society’s website.
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) announces the relaunch of the newly-updated Board Certified Master Arborist® (BCMA™) exam effective February 1, 2016.
Following the "blizzard of 2016", the weather has turned more tranquil for the beginning of February.
The annual summary of what is “new” in the complex world of herbicide selection is available now from Penn State Extension Weed Science specialists. The article covers product updates and herbicide resistant crops.
Frostseeding is a technique that can be used to establish red and yellow clovers. The management and benefits of using clovers in the rotation are described.
The guide addresses weed management in the major agronomic crops, especially hard to control weeds across the region.
How are you at staying abreast of the many conversations on the supply and demand conditions of the grains we grow and market? Let’s take a look at a relatively simple way to get a firm grip of these mysterious numbers.
If you have not done yet lately, it’s time to meet with a crop insurance agent and think about what product helps you with your risk management plan. The purchase deadline is coming with the approaching spring.
Is your pesticide license due to expire? Are you wondering how many points you need before March 31st? Are you scrambling to look for upcoming meetings? Here’s a simple way to check!
Registration deadlines are coming up for 2 popular statewide grower meetings, the Corn and Soybean Congress and the Pennsylvania Forage Growers Conference, both to be hosted in Grantville.
Producing the highest quality hay is a goal that every farmer should have. Whether you are feeding hay to your own animals or marketing your hay to others, quality is of the highest importance.
What are the tools of the trade, the ecology of weeds and the crops and the use of equipment when growing field crops organically?
Preschool Foundations: Environments and Routines that Work!; Smart from the Start: Teacher Training for Pre-K Wellness Curriculum
The Riverside School District becomes the newest PROSPER site in Lackawanna County.
AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians Project (AgrAbility PA) is pleased to welcome Colleen Pease to the team.
Community organizations often struggle to recruit and retain active and engaged board members. Being clear about expectations and roles is one way to keep board members involved.
Equine gastrointestinal parasites, and their increasing resistance to available dewormers, are a major concern in the equine industry.