With more farmers thinking about how to transition their operations to the next generation-including those who own farms preserved in perpetuity for agricultural production-the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is making new funding available to ensure those operations have an up-to-date succession plan.
Broad mites are being observed more frequently on a variety of vegetable crops in the field, high tunnel, and greenhouse.
Results of monitoring THI, rumination, and milk production on a Southeastern Pennsylvania farm.
Enacted to further improve the safety of our food supply, these laws will impact most farms.
Many houseplants thrive outdoors in the summertime, but because they are susceptible to damage from cold weather, they must be brought indoors before temperatures get too low. They not only need protection from harsh outside conditions, but they need to readjust to conditions inside the house, such as lower light and humidity levels.
The end of this year's growing season signals the beginning of next year's garden preparations. Cool autumn days are the perfect time to complete a few simple tasks to prepare your garden beds for winter.
Western Flower Thrips have always occupied the top spot when growers have had to rank which insect pests are the toughest to control in their greenhouses and fields.
The Leola Produce Auction in Lancaster County, PA opened in 1985 and has been in its current location since 1986.
Cool spring and fall weather can cause sugar accumulation, thereby increasing the risk of pasture-induced laminitis for susceptible horses.
Horses have two natural defenses against cold; a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin.
Horse owners may not be aware that various yard waste “trimmings” can be toxic to horses and other livestock.
Forum includes education and discussion on current Issues facing the Horse Industry.
An isolated pocket of Spotted Lanternfly in Allentown has prompted state officials to expand a quarantine zone to include the city, as well as to seven other municipalities throughout Lehigh and Montgomery counties.
Phytophthora is on the move and it continues to infect new farms every year.
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team, with assistance from Penn State's Agricultural Safety and Health program, has released a 2017 calendar to help agricultural producers implement and maintain necessary safety procedures on their dairy farms. The calendar was designed to raise awareness of the hazards on farms that put workers at risk.
Disposing of fall leaves properly or composting them in an area outside of pastures is an important aspect to horse management.
Good shepherds should be focused on good management practices, high performance sheep and meeting the needs of customers.
Court rules against application of Pennsylvania Equine Activity Immunity Act.
Cathie Dibert served her country as an E4 specialist in Army military intelligence. Returning to the Claysburg area, she became a registered nurse, and now, a farmer.
Both the hunter and horse owner need to learn to balance the right of the hunter to maintain the PA deer population and the right of a property owner to provide a safe environment for their horses.