Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension
Visitors to the annual festival had an opportunity to learn about how stormwater can impact their local waterways.
Jennifer R Fetter, Leon Ressler, Andy Yencha
Parts of Pennsylvania were drenched with heavy rains and flooded streams recently. In addition to drying out wet basements, there are few important things that rural Pennsylvanian’s might want to pay special attention to.
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.
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.
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.
Rich Marini, Ph.D., Kathy Demchak
Weather is also becoming more variable resulting in early-winter cold snaps and winter thaws followed by extreme cold events.
A successful strawberry planting hinges on getting the basics right at planting time. If you can pay attention to the basics, you are well on your way to having a vigorous planting.
When growers send in strawberry leaves for a nutrient analysis, should the petioles remain attached or be removed?
This article discusses some common blackberry fruit issues, including whitening of drupelets, drupelet reddening, insect feeding injury, canker diseases and spotted wing drosophila.