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.
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.