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Life stages of the Spotted Lanternfly. Credit: Penn State Extension
Spotted Lanternfly is on the Move - News News
Spotted Lanternflies are now in the adult life stage and are much more mobile. More
Funding is Available to Develop Soil Conservation and Nutrient Management Plans
Funding is Available to Develop Soil Conservation and Nutrient Management Plans - News News
Funding is now available to farmers to have soil conservation and nutrient management plans written. More
The aftermath of riparian buffer flooding (Photo by Kristen Kyler - Penn State University)
Buffers Need Maintenance After Flooding - News News
Flooding has been a relatively common occurrence this summer which has caused significant damage to homes, roads, and businesses. Riparian buffer owners also need to inspect and repair their young forests. More
Jimsonweed, Datura stramonium. Photo: Jan Samanek, Phytosanitary Administration, Bugwood.org
Toxic Weed in the Landscape: Jimsonweed - News News
Jimsonweed is an annual plant that is poisonous to animals and humans. More
Utility Vehicle (UTV) use on the farm is very common because of their ability to carry supplies in the cargo bed. Photo Credit: Andrew Frankenfield
ATV and Multipurpose Agricultural Vehicle (MAV) Safety Reminders - News News
Nearly every farm has a 4-wheeler or utility vehicle used to assist with farm activities. Keep safety in mind when operating these vehicles. More
Photo: Ohio State Weed Lab, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org common mallow (Malva neglecta)
Landscape Management: Common Mallow - News News
Considered a weed in turfgrass and landscape beds, common mallow is an interesting plant in that it can be an annual or biennial. More
Timothy hay field infected with Cereal Rust Mites; notice the curled leaves. Photo Credit: Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State Extension.
Time to Scout for Cereal Rust Mites in Timothy - News News
Cereal rust mites are a small but destructive pest that could be robbing yield and quality from your timothy hay fields. More
Removing the burlap prior to setting the balled tree. Photo: Tim Abbey, Penn State
Review of Successful Tree and Shrub Planting - News News
During my twenty-four year career, the most common tree problem that I encounter isn’t an insect or a disease—it is us. More
Pennsylvania group visit to the SLC group, one of the largest agricultural groups in Brazil. Photo Credit: Del Voight
Penn State Extension Brazil Ag Tour - News News
Follow Penn State Extension Brazil International Workshop and Ag Tour through their daily blog posts. More
Photo caption: Canadian thistle in a grass hay stand 3 weeks after cutting. This a good stage of growth to spray with a herbicide in the fall.
Fall Management of Grass Hay Fields and Pastures - News News
Help your forage plants prepare for winter survival and spring regrowth. Weed control, soil fertility and liming are a few key factors to consider this fall. More
Scouting pastures to identify forage species using a Pasture Evaluation Disc.
Pasture Management for Fall - News News

Pasture Management for Fall

09/13/2017

Be careful not to hurt your pasture stand this fall. Read about tips for successful fall pasture management. More
Progression of Corn Kernal Milkline at 1/3
Late Season Corn Stalk Nitrate Test - News News
If your corn is at ¼ milk-line stage it isn’t too early to take samples for this test. More
Volunteers plant a riparian buffer on Mill Creek,Lancaster County, Photo: Kristen Kyler, Penn State University
Lower Susquehanna Community Saving a Stream Using Trees - News News
Volunteers gathered on June 10th, at a family farm outside of New Holland along the banks of Mill Creek for a day filled with hard work for a good cause. More
Corn No-tilled into Bedded Pack Manure, Photo: Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
I Used Manure; How Much Nitrogen Do I Need for My Corn? - News News
If you use manure, the amount of fertilizer nitrogen you apply at planting affects your pre-sidedress testing options later this spring. More
Blacklegged Tick (Commonly called Deer Tick)
Lyme Disease Identification and Prevention - News News
Lyme Disease in humans has seen a significant increase in the past few seasons. This year many folks are reporting the presence of ticks, the primary vector of this disease. More
Soil Crust Retarding Soybean Emergence
Fields in Danger of Soil Crusting - News News
With recent heavy rains, planted fields may be prone to soil crusting, which can reduce emergence, lower final stands and significantly impact crop yields. More
Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
Reducing Forage Harvest Losses - News News

Reducing Forage Harvest Losses

05/17/2017

Ready, Set, Mow! First cutting alfalfa is underway in many parts of the state. Every pass across the field reduces the amount of dry matter you end up with in a bale. How much are you leaving behind? More
Time to Mow Cereal Rye for Straw
Time to Mow Cereal Rye for Straw - News News
Above average temperatures this spring has advanced the maturity of the rye as well as other forages. More
Do Not Toss Yard Waste Over the Horse Fence
Do Not Toss Yard Waste Over the Horse Fence - News News
Yard waste “trimmings” can be toxic to livestock. More
Simplified hydrologic cycle of a residential lot. Source Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication 426-041, What is a Watershed?
Extension Unites to Create a New Bay Resource - News News
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification program provides resources to help landscape professionals learn sustainable landscaping practices More
Cover crops in Fall. Photo: Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
FSA Cover Crop Guidelines - News News

FSA Cover Crop Guidelines

01/04/2017

Recently the FSA, NRCS, and RMA worked together to develop consistent, simple, and flexible policy for cover crop practices. More