The closest confirmation of late blight is still in West Virginia.
Sponsored by the Penn State Master Gardeners of Delaware County. The contest is open to all residents of Delaware County.
Early blight as well as Septoria leaf spot (only tomato) are two diseases that we see to varying degrees every year. The use of disease forecasting models can help time fungicide applications as well as gain a better understanding of the environmental conditions that are conducive to disease development.
Ten people from Potter and McKean Counties were recently certified as new SFP facilitators.
Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County will provide free “hands-on” garden learning as part of their Workday Workshop at Lemoyne’s Streetscape Rain Gardens along 300 to 500 Market Street on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. In case of rain, the workshop will be held on Sunday, June 30, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. If it is raining on Sunday, the workshop will be held on Saturday, July 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
With an interest by farms using managed pasture production, "mob grazing" is all the rage. But is it a practice that makes sense for dairy farms and for farmers in general in the Northeast?
Pennsylvania is one of several states allowing the sale of raw milk for human consumption.
Recently I’ve been seeing samples or getting phone calls about some garden pests that are showing up not just in Cumberland County but across the state. The humid and rainy weather, combined with the moderate temperatures of the past few weeks, seems to exacerbate the appearance of garden pests – disease, insect, or weed. Caveat hortus – gardener, beware!
The scent of vanilla is my absolute favorite. I even have vanilla scented cologne. Who would not want to smell this wonderful scent? Cooks and bakers know the familiar and essential ingredient, vanilla extract, comes from a vanilla bean. But, did you know that the vanilla bean is actually the seedpod of an orchid?
A beautiful perennial that was recently introduced to my garden is Crocosmia. It is under-utilized, despite its supreme beauty and ease of care.
Penn State Extension Dauphin County Office will be offering a series of classes on preserving food at home. The classes will be Freezing and Drying , Water Bath Canning, and Canning Under Pressure.
At one Pennsylvania grocery store chain, customers will know their neighbors supplied the store brand of milk.
Community controversy can be a wonderful thing. Really. But very few of us see it that way. For most local governments, public agencies or community organizations, the idea of a public discussion on a controversial topic is painful. So painful that instead of seizing the opportunity, we tend to pull the figurative sheet over our heads and just hope everyone will go away.
Earworm shows up early in 2013
Black walnut trees have been a part of our natural landscapes forever. This native tree grows along streams in moist, rich soils, and sunny locations. They do not tolerate dry sites, often dropping leaves at the first sign of drought. They have a nice canopy, potentially reaching 100’ in height. They provide light shade and yellow fall color. These trees are very valuable, not only for the lumber it provides – often coveted by woodworkers – but also for the necessary food source it provides for our wildlife. There are problems that threaten our native black walnut. A disease - thousand canker disease – has been introduced to Pennsylvania in Bucks County (southeast PA, near Philadelphia). As a result, a quarantine was directed that no firewood, lumber, nursery stock, or scions can be transported outside county lines.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — At one Pennsylvania grocery store chain, customers will know their neighbors supplied the store brand of milk.
The surplus from last week's repetitive showers have brought many of the eastern counties back to average rainfall for the season, however a quilt work of deficits remain over the western half of Pennsylvania as showers continue to dodge the north central mountains and parts of the Laurel Highlands.
As mentioned in previous newsletters, The Pennsylvania Soybean Promotion Board is funding a Sentinel Plot Program, which is being managed by Penn State Extension and The Dept. of Entomology.
Postemergence soybean herbicide applications are happening across the state.