Soil is the most biologically diverse ecosystem on Earth. There are many groups of organisms that function in or near the soil at different levels of the food chain.
An age-old technique – grafting – is being used to create stronger, more productive, disease-resistant plants.
What kind of bulbs can I get for forcing inside and how do I grow them?
To date, 23 counties in Pennsylvania are effected by Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), most recently Bucks County in March 2012. For those of us living among ash trees, now is the time to develop a plan of action.
Learn about storing tender bulbs, rhizomes, and corms over the winter months.
The severity of nuisance fungi can be minimized if appropriate steps are taken in time.
Want to add native American plants, weed-suppressing ground covers, edible flowers, colorful fruit, edible seeds, clever names & nutritious eating to your garden next year? Then plant some winter squash.
Joan Kober, Master Gardener, Montgomery County shares an interesting attraction she visited called Living with the Land when she took a mini-vacation at Walt Disney World’s Epcot.
If you are looking for a medium-to-large shade tree, look no further than our native black gum.
During the holidays, many people make or distribute decorations that contain boxwood cuttings. If you work with boxwood, you should be aware of the potential for spreading this devastating disease.
Ornamental grasses offer plenty of options that can add drama and movement to the garden.
We are well into the growing season and backyard gardens are gleaming in the sun.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- With what seems to be an ongoing wave of news reports linking foodborne illness to fresh produce, many consumers are questioning whether it is worth the risk.
The black carpenter ant is a common invader of homes in the northeastern United States. In their natural habitat, carpenter ants aid in the decomposition of dead, decaying trees.
New research shows that insect pollinators' value to farmers may be hard to replace.
Beekeepers need your help. Most people already know that Honey bees are in decline and are critical to both local and national pollination.
This spring Penn State has received calls from Erie to Chester County and everywhere in-between about armyworm infestations in grass pastures, corn and small grain fields.
One of the most frequent gardening requests that I get is for a groundcover recommendation – usually for a problem area such as dry shade or a slope.
There is no better water for garden plants than rain.
Is time spent in nature optional leisure time - or is it a health-related necessity?