Early Intervention: Support Infants and Toddlers; Understanding Poverty: Strategies for Family Engagement
This festive time of year can be a challenge to even the most disciplined person, but they can be extra challenging for those with diabetes.
A new Sustainable Agriculture Educator, Megan Chawner, joined Penn State Extension in Lehigh and Northampton counties last week.
The mystery surrounding rapid apple decline/sudden apple decline of young, dwarf apple trees. For the last several years, there have been many reports in Pennsylvania and, most recently, in the Northeast and states south about unusual sudden decline of young, dwarf apple trees.
Why do we wait so long to learn about our ancestors, the histories behind the lives of our families? Recording oral histories now is one way we can preserve these histories. Our youth can play an integral part. They LOVE all things "techy". When they look like they are getting “bored” with the idea of sitting around as adults engage in the many stories and sharing with one another give youth the role of director and get those stories recorded and saved for posterity.
Sanitation is the best offense for disease management, especially when it comes to canker removal.
Future climate change scenarios predict warmer and wetter conditions across Pennsylvania which raises concerns for increased occurrence of flooding. Pennsylvania Sea Grant and a host of partners have been helping coastal communities along the Delaware River to prepare for the flooding and extreme heat expected with future climate change.
Following a meeting Wednesday of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced no changes in county drought declarations, despite recent precipitation. Conditions will continue to be monitored, with drought declarations reassessed when the task force meets again in two weeks
A new, web-based interactive tool has been developed to increase access to the Department of Interior (DOI) Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) Program information.
Water and atmospheric processes are inseparable. Now, there is a supercomputer model that couples climate and hydrodynamic factors for the Great Lakes region. The new model will be useful for climate predictions, habitat modeling for invasive species, oil spill mitigation and other environmental research.
The Penn State Extension Water Resources Team has released a new “LearnNow” video on Protecting Your Water Well. LearnNow videos are short, narrated PowerPoint presentations that are new learning tool being utilized by Penn State Extension.
Naturally occurring chemicals found in road salts commonly used to de-ice paved surfaces can alter the sex ratios in nearby frog populations, a phenomenon that could reduce the size and viability of species populations, according to a new study.
For years, public health experts have warned against eating certain kinds of fish, including tuna, that tend to accumulate mercury. Still, tuna consumption provides more mercury to U.S. consumers than any other source. But recently, as industry cuts down on its mercury emissions, research has found mercury concentrations in some fish are dropping. The latest study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, reports that this is the case for prized Atlantic bluefin tuna.
According to the US Energy Information Administration, natural gas-fired electricity generation in the United States is expected to reach a record level this year, providing an average of 3.8 million megawatthours per day in 2016, or 4% higher than in 2015. Large scale power plants are being commissioned in the region, but smaller scale power plants are finding a niche in the market as well.
As dramatic weather events increase, pest pressure intensifies, and local markets vitalize, berry growers are looking for ways to protect their crop and lengthen their season.
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created new videos for Spanish speaking fruit growers.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania, the Adams County Fruit Grower Association and Penn State Extension have jointly planned a workshop to assist growers in reviewing the requirements of the H-2A guest worker program.
We collected date on performance of sixteen cultivars or advanced selections of strawberries in the second harvest year of a matted-row trial. Some were great, and others had a few issues.
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Eleven 4-H’ers represented Pennsylvania in four different contest areas at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, KY on November 17, with the Pennsylvania Poultry Judging Team from Montgomery County taking first place overall.