It's the time of year when many adults renew efforts to be more active. Choosing the right types of foods will help you to feel energized and at your best for exercise and everyday activities.
Every five years the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services update the dietary advice provided to Americans based on research accumulated during the past five years. The latest version was released on January 7 as the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.
It’s now mid- January and the holiday activities are over. Perhaps a few weeks ago you decided to make some New Year’s resolutions. Millions of Americans make resolutions each year. The most popular resolutions include starting an exercise program, eating better and reducing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine or other drugs. According to research conducted by Psychology Central, 75% of people who make resolutions fail in their first attempts, and most of these people, 67%, make more than one resolution.
Seed and plant catalogs are arriving in the mail. Winter is the time of year when many people plan next summer’s vegetable garden. Now is also a good time to learn how to can or update your knowledge about canning.
The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking three individuals trained in dairy or animal science to join our nationally recognized Penn State Extension Dairy Team. One of these positions will be housed at Penn State Extension Bradford County in Towanda, Pa.
Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County have begun their 2015-2016 Penn State Master Gardener Training at their 88 Chenango Street office. We are happy to announce that ten trainees are taking part this year!
Master Gardeners have been participating in a statewide pollinator monitoring program through Penn State University to help to continue the expansion of knowledge of how best to preserve, restore, and protect these valuable ecological resources.
Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. All spring and summer these wild birds have shared aquatic habitats, food supplies, brood-rearing responsibilities and likely something ominous—avian flu.
Master Gardeners learn about hybridizing daylilies at garden tour.
The 2015 Penn State Master Gardener trainees in partnership with the Susquehanna County Conservation District’s Robert Fearnley and six 11th grade Montrose Area School students completed an extensive educational rain garden at the entrance to the school. The rain garden was made possible through a grant from the Susquehanna County Conservation District and many hours of planning and hard work!
Experts aren't sure why Pennsylvania so far has been spared in the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza that has caused massive losses to the poultry industry in the Midwest. But it could be just a matter of time until the virus shows up in the Keystone State.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County recently planted the Low Maintenance Garden on the Green in Montrose. The Master Gardeners began this educational garden in 2010 under the leadership of Maureen Hoover.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County are building their second pollinator monitoring garden at the Extension Office on Chenango Street in Montrose.
Yes, those hungry gypsy moth caterpillars are back in full force in many areas across northeastern Pennsylvania. About three weeks ago, the tiny larval stage of gypsy moth hatched and began ballooning all over Carbon, Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County recently hosted their 3rd annual ‘Spring Into Gardening Day’. This event is held in partnership with the Montrose Adult School.
In the winter water gets much colder and ice may cover the top of the pond for an extended period of time. How does this affect the animals living in the pond?
Join the Penn State Master Gardeners of Bradford County for a fun- filled, all-day gardening program on Saturday, April 18th that will feature education on perennials, vegetables, pollinators and much much more!
4-H, in partnership with the Penn State Master Gardeners, will be taking orders for high quality strawberry plants until May 8th. These plants come from virus indexed, tissue cultured mother plants...
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.
A PA Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam will be held March 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m - Noon a the Bradford County Extension, 200 Main Street, Suite 3, Towanda, PA 18848. The exam is administered by Rick Malik from PDA.