This three day workshop will provide an introductory look into residential landscape design.
Wild carrot or Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) is a biennial.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will accept proposals through February 23 for projects that increase the visibility and competitiveness of the state’s fruit and vegetable, nursery, horticultural and nut products.
HRI-Funded, Multi-Year Project Targets Graywater Sources
Boxwood blight (BB) continues to spread throughout the US. The University of Illinois Plant Clinic recently announced its presence in Illinois.
Growers looking to high efficiency vent-free heaters for their greenhouse operation may be disappointed in their performance when growing ethylene sensitive crops like tomatoes.
Evergreens provide year long interest in the landscape and are normally pretty hardy during the winter months.
The Horticultural Research Institute, the research foundation of AmericanHort, is pleased to announce the release of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Bee Health in the Horticultural Industry.
The Penn State Green Industry Team will offer four Green Industry Winter Update webinars in winter 2017.
Beech Leaf Disease joins the non-native beech scale and its associated beech bark disease (Nectria spp.) as another fatal blow to our native Fagus grandifolia.
You may be receiving an email or a letter from Penn State in the coming weeks. You need to take action in order to continue receiving updates and alerts from Extension.
Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 15 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2017 through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP program.
More than 300 people attended an update meeting about the invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly, on October 27, 2016 in Bally, PA.
A timeline of actions to take in the management of the spotted lanternfly.
Black medic (Medicago lupulina) is a spreading, low growing summer annual.
Indiscriminate use of phosphorus-containing fertilizer on runoff-prone turfgrass sites is thought to contribute to contamination of ground and surface water (Soldat and Petrovic, 2008).
Birdseye pearlwort (Sagina procumbens) is a perennial plant that often forms dense mats in a landscape, particularly in turf. It can tolerate low mowing and because it has erect stems, it can take on the appearance of a turfgrass or moss.
Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) is an invasive, non-native woody plant that can grow up to 9 feet tall and with a similar width. It was brought to the United States to use as rootstock for other roses and as a “living fence” to prevent soil erosion. However, like many invasive species, it escaped from managed care and is now naturalized.
The summer of 2016 has proven to be one of the most difficult years to keep grass alive (let alone healthy) in recent memory. Some areas of Pennsylvania are still under a drought watch or warning, while a few areas have received timely rains. Hopefully you are one of the lucky ones, but most of us are faced with powder-dry soil, brown turf, and significant turf loss.
The PA Department of Agriculture recently confirmed boxwood blight in a residential setting. The infected material has been removed and destroyed.