Twenty-one Pennsylvania projects will protect the state’s agriculture industry against pest and disease as a result of nearly $2.8 million in funding through the 2014 Farm Bill, Acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today.
In This Issue: Animals in Schools, Spotlight: Spring Insect Pests, EPA’s New Safer Choice Label, School Health and IPM Webinar
Three things almost everyone knows about bees: They make honey, they live in hives, and they can ruin a summer picnic. Not as many people are aware of the crucial role that honeybees play in maintaining agriculture.
It's National Poison Prevention Week 2015 (March 15-21) and the Poison Prevention Week Council is providing tips to prevent unintentional poison exposure in and around the home.
Finding cleaning and other products that are safer for you, your family, and the environment should be easy — that's why we developed our new Safer Choice label.
A novel strategy to enhance genome editing promises to increase the efficiency of making genetic improvements in a wide range of organisms, a new study suggests.
In this issue you will find articles on asthma, the leading cause of school absences and parent absences from the workforce; cockroaches, learn to identify cockroaches and manage them safely; and improving air quality in schools.
Bed bugs infestations are on the rise in urban areas across the country, but one city is taking steps to control this growing problem. The Philadelphia Bed Bug Task Force held its first organizational meeting recently, including representatives from apartment associations, realtors, supportive housing, the Philadelphia Health Department, the Philadelphia Street Departments, pest control operators, landlords and residents.
Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists in Philadelphia intercepted two insect species that were never before recorded in the U.S., plus a third one that has never been recorded in the Philadelphia area.
Winter is a cold and windy season and this year is no exception. But people aren’t the only ones looking for a warm place to stay. Pests are looking for shelter, too, as well as water and food sources. This is a great time of year to practice IPM techniques to keep pests from becoming a problem in your school or child care facility.
Greenhouse growers and educators who want reduce pesticide use by using predators and other biological controls can attend a workshop at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
In this issue you will find: First Graders Solve Pesty Mystery!; Learn About IPM; Spotlight: Squirrels; Keep Pests Out This Winter!
Articles on bed bug hearings in Philly, upcoming greenhouse IPM workshop, spotted laternfly, safe pesticide disposal and more.
Have pest problems? Newly updated fact sheets are now available in both English and Spanish from the Pennsylvania IPM Program in Penn State’s College of Ag Sciences.
If you enjoy gardening and then preserving the fruits of your labor for consumption year-round, you may want to visit the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 10-17 in Harrisburg.
In this issue you will find articles on the new online IPM lesson for child cares, head lice, reducing clutter to ring in the New Year and upcomming events.
Another vampire arthropod has pierced Pennsylvania's plant life with its sucking mouthparts. The spotted lanternfly may be more colorful than the brown marmorated stink bug, but it is just as unwelcome. Much of Berks County is under quarantine after the invasive alien was discovered there this fall.
Feeding honey bees a natural diet of pollen makes them significantly more resistant to pesticides than feeding them an artificial diet, according to a team of researchers, who also found that pesticide exposure causes changes in expression of genes that are sensitive to diet and nutrition.
There was plenty of squirming in City Council chambers this morning, as lawmakers convened a hearing on the vexing problem of bed bugs — and how hard they are to exterminate in a city of row homes.
The first of several bed bug hearings took place in Philadelphia today, with 14 residents testifying. Residents shared stories about their bed bug situations. They are hopeful the hearings will get them the help they need to get rid of their bed bug problems once and for all.