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.
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.
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!
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.
Do you have questions about the Marcellus Shale? Penn State has been hard at work to provide answers! Check out this web link for answers to common questions, and please contact Jeff Himes, Penn State Extension Educator, for any questions you may still have related to the Marcellus Gas production in Tioga County. 570-724-9120
The maple syrup season is rapidly approaching (maybe even here already).
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has announced that the Pennsylvania Quarantine will be lifted on April 15. The federal quarantine remains in effect.
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