Downy mildew was confirmed on cucumber in Centre Co. late last week. This is the first confirmed report in PA this season.
A number of different diseases including bacterial wilt and Fusarium wilt can cause cucurbits collapse in the field. Unfortunately, cucurbit yellow vine decline is another one to be concerned about.
Leaf mold is not just a high tunnel diseases, it can also be a problem in the field when conditions are favorable.
Corn earworm trap counts rising in 6 counties. Fall armyworm spiking in Erie.
The review of subdivisions and land developments is an important part of local municipal planning commissions, which impacts how our communities look. Penn State Extension, as part of the PA Municipal Planning Education Institute, will be conducting a Course in Subdivision & Land Development on September 18, 25 & October 2 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Moscow Borough Hall, 123 Van Brunt St., Moscow, PA 18444.
I don’t know about you, but crabgrass has been everywhere in my garden and lawn! Typically, I really don’t care about my lawn. It’s there to serve a purpose – that is provide a walking area to get from the vegetable garden to the chickens, to the perennial border, as well as providing that open area needed for the purple martins. However, the crabgrass is beginning to win a battle that I didn’t know was raging.
This past Saturday, some folks pulled into the local nursery, asking about the pretty pink flowers that are blooming along the fields and roadsides. They thought they might want to get some of those plants for their garden. What they were seeing is purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria.
During August, hybrid daylily bloom season is winding down except for the very late varieties, and, in some cases, the foliage is beginning to look pretty ratty with browned leaves or leaves with yellowed streaking.
Believe it or not, there is a lot to know about watering your garden! You say you just turn on the sprinklers, or stand with the hose in the evening and sprinkle your gardens? Sorry. Wrong on both counts!
Monarchs begin migrating south in the Lehigh Valley from late August through early October.
Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) that are in the remaining blackberries and blueberries being harvested could build up and move into adjacent late season raspberries. If your trap catches are high and you have had some problems with infested fruit, consider a post-harvest spray to reduce populations that are feeding on the last unpicked berries and dropped fruit.
With thousands of apps and digital devices available, the question of how technology affects children and learning is more important than ever. Some adults may not yet be comfortable using digital technology, but today’s children are growing up using a variety of digital devices.
The cooler days of fall are right around the corner, marking a time when gardeners find renewed energy after the heat of summer. Whether you’re digging a new bed, dividing or moving perennials or planting trees and shrubs, fall is the perfect time of year to tackle such projects. These tasks are more physically demanding for the gardener than routine summer maintenance.
Bouts of humid sticky weather intermixed with short cool, dry episodes continue. No widespread rainfall in the near future.
Small grains trial yields and other performance data now posted. Significant differences reported between varieties.
Variety selection can be as important as your management practices when seeking to limit fusarium head blight and toxins.
Consider this window of opportunity to get a jump on your liming requirements
Did your corn fields run out of gas (Nitrogen) in this wet year? Here’s a test to determine whether your Nitrogen management was “Too much, too little, or just right.”
Soybean Sentinel Plot Update – Reports from around the State
Do you understand the new Farm Bill, yet?