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Diplodia ear rot. Photo Credit: Alyssa Collins
Corn Ear Rots and Mycotoxins - Articles Articles

Corn Ear Rots and Mycotoxins

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

There are many pathogens that cause ear rots. Identify which ones are associated with mycotoxin contamination! More
Figure 1. Wheat seed and young seedlings affected by Fusarium graminearum (white arrows). (Photo credit: Brandon Wilt, PSU-PPEM.)
Wheat and Barley Diseases: What is in Your Seed? - Articles Articles

Wheat and Barley Diseases: What is in Your Seed?

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

Seeds can serve as the vehicle for unwanted plant pathogens and weeds. Avoid the risks! More
A soybean plant with Sudden Death Syndrome
Soybean Sudden Death and Brown Stem Rot: How to Tell the Difference - Articles Articles

Soybean Sudden Death and Brown Stem Rot: How to Tell the Difference

Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Adriana Murillo-Williams

These two nasty soybean diseases can be hard to tell apart. Learn what to look for so you can know your enemy. More
Mid-ear cutworm injury resulting in subsequent ear mold infection by several pathogens. Image credit: G. Roth
Avoiding Mycotoxins in Grain Corn and Silage - Articles Articles

Avoiding Mycotoxins in Grain Corn and Silage

Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker, Adriana Murillo-Williams

Toxins caused by fungi are a real concern in grain corn and silage. Is there anything we can do about it? More
Figure 1. Soybean cyst nematodes females (yellow arrows) and nodules (white arrows) on soybean roots. Photo credit: Penn State Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology Archives, Penn State University, Bugwood.org
Plant Parasitic Nematodes Explained - Articles Articles

Plant Parasitic Nematodes Explained

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

Have you noticed a decline in yield without a clear explanation? It could be due to plant parasitic nematodes. More
Grey Leaf Spot in corn. Image Credit: Alyssa Collins
Early-season Corn Fungicide Considerations - Articles Articles

Early-season Corn Fungicide Considerations

Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

Does it pay to spray at V5 to V7, or even V10, corn? What factors should we consider before pulling the trigger? More
Photo Credit: Alyssa A. Collins
Industrial Hemp Production - Articles Articles

Industrial Hemp Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Heather E. Manzo

This publication focuses on growing industrial hemp for either seed or fiber on an agronomic crop farm with a typical complement of tillage, planting, and harvest equipment. More
Bin-run seed lacks the quality of certified seed. Photo credit: Alyssa Collins
Bin-run Seed: Associated Risks for Soybean Production - Articles Articles

Bin-run Seed: Associated Risks for Soybean Production

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

Before you try to save money by planting farm-saved seed, know the hidden costs! More
PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience
PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience - Articles Articles

PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D., Janet Agnes Welsh, Ph.D., Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D.

This flyer describes the PROSPER program, which brings evidence-based prevention programs to schools and communities to strengthen families, build youth skills, and reduce problem behaviors in youth. More
Treated (left) and non-treated (right) soybean seeds. Photo credit: Paul Esker & Alyssa Collins, Penn State.
Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings - Articles Articles

Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings

Paul D. Esker, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D.

Make choices for a healthy crop next season before putting even one seed in the ground. More
4-H Youth Development Programs Work in Pennsylvania 4-H Youth Development Programs Work in Pennsylvania - Articles

4-H Youth Development Programs Work in Pennsylvania

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D., Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D.

By helping youth develop critical life skills, fostering citizenship, and promoting leadership. More
Diplodia ear rot on corn
Ear Rots in Your Corn Crop? - Articles Articles

Ear Rots in Your Corn Crop?

Alyssa Collins, Ph.D.

Tips to identify ear rot and action to take if you suspect it on your corn crop. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Six-Month-Old
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Six-Month-Old - Articles Articles

ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Six-Month-Old

Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D.

This publication provides helpful information about caring for your baby. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Five-Month-Old
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Five-Month-Old - Articles Articles
This article provides tips for caring for your baby. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Nine-Month-Old
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Nine-Month-Old - Articles Articles
This article provides tips to help you care for your baby. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Twelve-Month-Old
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Twelve-Month-Old - Articles Articles
This article provides tips to help you care for your baby. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Eleven-Month-Old
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Eleven-Month-Old - Articles Articles
This article provides tips to help you care for your baby. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Seven-Month-Old
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Seven-Month-Old - Articles Articles
This article provides helpful tips for caring for your baby. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Eight-Month-Old
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Eight-Month-Old - Articles Articles
This article provides tips to help you care for your baby. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Children Two to Six Years
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Children Two to Six Years - Articles Articles
This article offers some tips and advice on how to help your child become a healthy eater. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Good Times at Meal Times
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Good Times at Meal Times - Articles Articles
This article explains why and offers some tips and advice on how to have a good time at mealtimes. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Keep on Snacking
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Keep on Snacking - Articles Articles
This article offers a wealth of fun ideas for healthy snacks based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture MyPlate recommendations. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Picky Eaters
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Picky Eaters - Articles Articles

ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Picky Eaters

Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D.

This article offers some tips and advice on how to cope with young, opinionated eaters. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Lead
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Lead - Articles Articles

ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Lead

Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D.

Lead is poisonous to the mind and body. This article details the symptoms of lead poisoning and explains what you can do to prevent it. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Partners for Healthy Eating
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Partners for Healthy Eating - Articles Articles
This article provides tips for helping you care for your child. More
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