Penn State Ag Safety and Health Program has several demonstrations and simulators that are available for you to borrow. View this informational video to see all of the options.
Due to the presence of green tip on early varieties of apples combined with rain and mild temperatures occurring this week, we are in our first apple scab infection period for 2017.
Broad mites are being observed more frequently on a variety of vegetable crops in the field, high tunnel, and greenhouse.
An independent report by HIS Markit, forecasts $2.7 to $3.7 billion in investments of natural gas liquid (NGL) assets and a potential for more manufacturing.
It’s easy to wish for an early end to winter or more bright and sunny days, but don’t malign the importance of those grey wet days, the importance of a decent snowpack, the importance of groundwater, and the impacts we have on water.
Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding. These smaller events can actually be more expensive overall, researchers report.
Inspecting the wellhead (the portion of the well above the ground) and the area around it annually is one of the best actions a well owner can discover potential issues before they become expensive problems and protect their water supply.
The health of fish and aquatic insects could be significantly affected by withdrawals of fresh water from the rivers and streams across North Carolina according to a new scientific assessment.
How do you engage community members? Let me count the ways.
Did you know sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise? Find out why sleep is so important and ways to improve sleep habits.
With National Nutrition Month ending, we don’t want to forget the challenge of this year’s theme “Putting your best fork forward.” One great way to do just that is to cook at home. Our busy lifestyles may present challenges, but a well-stocked pantry makes putting a quick, simple, and delicious meal together easy to do!
Despite the commodities downturn that dogged Appalachian producers for most of 2016, natural gas production in Pennsylvania set another record last year (more...)
Grazing strategies to choose from... pick one that best matches your management system for your operation.
Poultry and animal disease experts in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are urging commercial poultry producers and small-flock owners in Pennsylvania to ramp up their vigilance and biosecurity in the wake of recent outbreaks of avian influenza in several states.
Asian carp is a catchall name for four species of carp, silver, bighead, grass, and black carp from Southeast Asia that escaped into the Mississippi river and are now threatening the Great Lakes.
Asian carp, currently confined to the Mississippi River system, are threatening to invade Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Researchers reaffirm that providing safe drinking water to Chicago residents must remain the number one priority; however, the Asian carp must be blocked to prevent them from getting into the Great Lakes.
Come celebrate Earth Day with us and our partners by taking part in ClearWater Conservancy’s 21st Annual Watershed Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 22nd from 8 a.m. to noon.
Rep. David Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) Wednesday introduced House Bill 776 that would no longer require thousands of church-owned facilities-- churches, schools, camps and businesses-- with their own water supplies from being required to meet state Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.
Penn State Extension, with funding from the state Department of Agriculture, has created a “fun,” hands-on, interactive curriculum to address the threat of invasive species, to be offered through its Pennsylvania 4-H youth program.
With spring on the doorstep, now is an excellent time to prune some of your shrubs and trees. Pruning manages the size and shape of a tree or shrub, and is used to remove dead, damaged and diseased branches, suckers and crossing branches that rub together.