Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
Three things stood out--the magnitude of the show, the passion of the agriculture community and the educational value that such a colossal event provides to the industry and general public.
Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, is a new threat to Pennsylvania and the United States. It lays egg masses of 30-50 eggs wherever there's a flat surface -- meaning that many home items easily transported can pack this pest and help it spread quickly.
Greg Gnatt - New Penn State Extension district director for Schuylkill and Berks counties.
This is a great tool to use when monitoring for any turf or landscape pests.
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) burst onto the scene in 2010, causing catastrophic damage in most mid-Atlantic states.
Help and advice on taking out the damaged trees on your property
Compared to trees, grasses and weeds, members of the daisy family such as sunflowers and goldenrod aren't significant causes of hayfever.
Unlike other Extension programs, where an educator stands in front of a class and lectures, participants got their hands dirty, sort of, and tried their best to make a blog, set up a Facebook page and speak the lingo of a “Tweet.”