Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is economical, effective as well as health and environmentally-sensitive.
IPM is a stepwise approach to pest management that combines accurate knowledge of the pest and level of potential harm with multiple tactics to prevent, reduce or eliminate pests.
An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
Green Fruitworm Numbers High In Pennsylvania
May 20, 2015In their latest insect report, David Biddinger and Grzegorz Krawczyk, tree fruit entomologists discuss the timing of pest control applications following petal fall. They cover control options for Codling moth, tufted apple bud moth, brown marmorated stink bug, scale insects, and mites.
The increasing problem of yellow jackets and hornets
May 19, 2015Stings from yellow jackets and hornets are becoming an increasing problem for orchard workers who pick fruit and for customers who patronize outdoor farm markets. These wasps, like people, are drawn to ripe fruit and sugary drinks like apple cider.
Is biocontrol beating the bug?
May 19, 2015Apple growers in the Mid-Atlantic States learned—the hard way—the value of biological control using Integrated Pest Management.
Bee crisis deepens; Pa. keepers turn to making honey over pollination
May 18, 2015For the first time in 45 years, Dave Hackenberg, Pennsylvania's largest commercial beekeeper, will not take his honeybees to pollinate blueberries in Maine.
U.S. honeybee losses soar over last year
May 15, 2015Honey bees, critical agents in the pollination of key U.S. crops, disappeared at a staggering rate over the last year, according to a new government report that comes as regulators, environmentalists and agribusinesses try to reverse the losses.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs
May 2 - December 11, 2015
Growing Roots in Farm to School Webinar Series
May 13-28, 2015
Reducing Lawn Fertilizer Use and Stormwater Runoff Workshop
June 9, 2015
National Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Meeting
June 16-18, 2015
Philadelphia Asthma Summit
June 26, 2015