The Department of Agriculture recently confirmed boxwood blight in a residential setting. The infected material has been removed and destroyed.
This September, learn about trees and bees with Penn State Master Gardeners at two Gardening with Nature series workshops on September 20 and 27, 2016.
What does one do with an abundance of summer squash? With a few common kitchen gadgets and a newcomer to the marketplace, a variety of recipes for any meal is possible with little or no peeling.
Vegetarian ways of eating can have health benefits for children. Learn how to supplement nutrients that may be in short supply for child vegetarians!
Initiative Leverages Expertise of Agriculture Department and Pennsylvania State Police. Harrisburg, PA - A partnership between Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture food sanitarians is ensuring the safety of foods while on the road, especially during the summer months.
David L. Swartz, District Director for Penn State Extension in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties, has received the 2016 Staff Laurate Leadership Award from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, 2016, as "National Farmers Market Week." This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers markets play in local economies.
Green June beetles are on the move now, emerging from the soil from late June through July.
Penn State Extension will offer a Summer Turf & Ornamentals School, at Penn State Harrisburg, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tips to eating wisely when celebrating the Fourth of July utilizing the US Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate.
On Friday state officials hosted an educational update on boxwood blight.
What's the buzz about CSAs, community supported agriculture? It's an innovative way for growers and consumers to connect around locally-grown produce and food products.
Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! The good news is they are found in many of the foods we normally eat.
Several recent workshops held in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Bucks Counties provided a two-hour educational program on the basics of groundwater, private water wells and springs, water testing, home water treatment, and septic system maintenance plus free water quality screening.
The Mediterranean lifestyle and way of eating can be beneficial for the general population, as well as for those with type 2 diabetes. Recently, several large studies added support for the long-term health benefits of a Mediterranean plan of eating.
With the growing number of "milks" on the market, it can be confusing when deciding which to select. How do you know which is best for you nutritionally as well as taste and cost? Find out how they compare.
Penn State Extension will offer a soils workshop at the Penn State Extension Cumberland County office, 310 Allen Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013, on May 12, 2016 from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. The workshop will provide an introduction to soil physical properties, survey maps, soil test interpretation and amendments.
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 8, 2016 The Summer Turf & Ornamentals School is an all day educational program that provides pest management and horticultural information to landscapers, turf specialists, and grounds managers. Bad Weather Note: School will be held rain or shine, dress according to the weather report!
A total of 11 topics are scheduled, most on the third Tuesday evening of the month from February to October, with September and October doubling up on presentations to include the fourth Tuesday of those months. Topics include herb gardening, mosses and ferns, mosquitoes and ticks, botany, managing insect pests, outstanding plants for central Pennsylvania, tree planting, pollinator-friendly gardening, gardening in winter, and a new online tool for designing your native landscape.