Visitors to the annual festival had an opportunity to learn about how stormwater can impact their local waterways.
July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot.
Students from Wilson College visited the Cumberland County Penn State Extension office to learn how land use, ground water, and private water wells interconnect.
If you grow blueberries on your farm, please consider participating in this short survey.
Downy mildew was confirmed on cucumber in Mifflin County on July 11. Warmer weather throughout the state is helping crops along, but has also been good for insect pests.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years. The focus has shifted away from merely responding to contamination events toward establishing systems to prevent them from occurring.
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production.
Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development.
The warm wet weather the past couple of weeks together with high humidity is creating perfect conditions for a number of strawberry diseases.
It’s no secret that this spring has been cold and wet across Pennsylvania. On many farms, planting has been delayed as much as three weeks, and many crops already in the ground are developing more slowly than usual.
A Penn State Extension farm food safety video series is available for fruit and vegetable growers seeking more detailed information on farm food safety of harvested crops.
Fifty-three homeowners attended the workshop where they received water test reports and assistance in interpreting the testing results.
The winter off season is an ideal time for green industry professionals to prepare for and take the pesticide applicator certification (aka pesticide license) exam.
An update to last Fall’s article on growing berries in grow bags is sorely needed, just to keep other people from repeating some of our less-than-enjoyable experiences.