It seems that we are experiencing more unusually warm periods during mid- and late-winter, so trees may be more susceptible than in the past to moderately low winter temperatures. Lessons from years in which there was a sudden drop in temperature indicate that trees most injured were those that lacked adequate vigor, those that were too vigorous, and those that had been pruned before the cold event.
A record harvest at the Gardens at John Rudy County Park resulted in a donation of 6231 pounds of fruit and vegetables to the York County Food Bank this year.
An economical and ecological way to collect rain water is to install a rain garden. Properly established, these gardens manage storm water runoff at a fraction of the cost of standard methods and beautify your yard at the same time.
Winter workshops for commercial fruit growers have been scheduled for nine locations throughout the Commonwealth. Program highlights include: Fungicide Resistance Management Strategies for Apple Scab, Powdery Mildew and Brown Rot; The Impact of BMSB Management on IPM Systems in Fruit Orchards; Managing Perennial and Other Hard-to-Control Weeds in New and Established Pome and Stone Fruit Orchards; Adjusting Orchard Practices to Climate Changes; and Pesticide Applicator Training.
Check out the article here!
Check out this episode of the radio show, Sundays with Sonnewald, which discusses the York County Local Food Summit.
Mark Your Calendars for 2013 GardenWise, March 9, 2013 from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm at the York County School of Technology, York
Have you noticed the growing numbers of people who are faced with allergies to food? I don’t seem to recall many friends with food allergies growing up – perhaps we just weren’t very good about detecting them back then. If you suffer from a food allergy you may be apprehensive about whether you should eat out or not.
THE YORK COUNTY LOCAL FOOD SUMMIT to be held Nov 7 at 4H Center
The York Fair runs from September 7-16th, 2012. When you visit the York Fair you can see 4-H and Extension just about anywhere you look.
Mosquitos will be bad this year. Check out this news update from abc27 and our own Tom Smith!
York County 4-H has a Farm Animal Learning Center at York Little Theater for their production of Charlotte's Web. Check out this video from the York Dispatch for more information!
The 4-H Community Garden made the York Dispatch! Check out the article here.
If you have a pond or rely on a well, spring or cistern for your drinking water, we have events to interest you!
The first edition of the "York County Mosquito Buzz" newsletter, published by Tom Smith, York County's West Nile Virus Program Coordinator and head of Keep York County Beautiful.
Tuesday, March 22, 2012 at Old Main Hall, York Expo Center. Social begins at 5:45 pm, dinner 6:30 pm.
Penn State Cooperative Extension – York County is providing free and low cost pesticide recertification programs. Programs offer a variety of classes for Private, Commercial and Public Licensed Applicators to attend and meet state requirements. Free programs are being offered on February 8, 2012 and March 15, 2012. Additional programs occur through the year. For more information about these and future programs, please view the events section of our website or the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at www.paplants.state.pa.us and select Pesticide Programs. To register for the February 8, 2012 or March 15, 2012 programs, please contact Penn State Extension at 717-840-7408. Space is limited. Programs will be held at the York County Annex Building, 112 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402.
The York Daily Record editorial, Jan. 9, 2012: "We got an interesting item last week from state Rep. Ron Miller, R-Jacobus. He forwarded a news release from the Penn State Extension, York County West Nile Virus program regarding a community cleanup in northern York County."
Urban 4-H hosted a "Scarves 4 Kids" program at the Martin Library.
Attention all gardeners: this year's GardenWise will be held on March 10, 2012 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the York County School of Technology