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2018 was the wettest on record in much of Pennsylvania and field work around the rain was challenging all year. This resulted in some fields getting severely compacted or rutted. What to do?
What To Do With Compacted Fields - News News
2018 was the wettest on record in much of Pennsylvania and field work around the rain was challenging all year. This resulted in some fields getting severely compacted or rutted. What to do? More
Prepare for marketing your 2019 crop now to better respond to uncertainty in grain markets and 2019 growing conditions. Photo by Zach Larson
How Will You Market Grain in 2019 - News News
Marketing simulation at extension workshops in Cambria and Bradford Counties helps farmers make the best possible decisions for selling their grain. More
Looking for Recertification Credits for Your Pesticide Applicator License?
Looking for Recertification Credits for Your Pesticide Applicator License? - News News
Penn State Extension is offering agronomic pesticide update trainings across the state. More
Why Try Commodity Challenge? - News News

Why Try Commodity Challenge?


Commodity Challenge is an online trading game, to learn about commodity markets and pricing tools, featuring real-time cash, futures and options quotes for corn, soybeans and wheat. More
2019 Pennsylvania Forage Conference
2019 Pennsylvania Forage Conference - News News
Visit with industry professionals and farmers and enjoy the day listening and learning about educational topics pertaining to forage production from industry leaders! More
Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather
Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather - Articles Articles

Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Within a certain range of temperatures called the thermoneutral zone or TNZ, calves can maintain body temperature without needing extra energy. More
Figure 1. Hairy vetch-triticale cover crop being rolled
Terminating Cover Crops With a Roller Crimper in Organic Grain Rotations - Articles Articles
Optimizing timing of hairy vetch and cereal rye rolling can prevent incomplete cover crop termination. More
Photo Caption: Kyle Imhoff
Weather Outlook for the Week of January 22, 2019 - News News
The bitter chill will take a brief break in the middle of this week, but more cold weather is on the way. More
Brown marmorated stink bug adult and nymphs. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management Survey for Commercial Producers - News News
A nationwide survey is currently underway to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on agriculture. More
Apple rootstock in tissue culture: Photo by Yongjian Chang, North American Plants Inc.
Advances in Rootstock Genetics and Breeding - Articles Articles
Developing new fruit rootstocks and cultivars using traditional breeding techniques is a slow process because a new rootstock must have many desirable characteristics without many undesirable traits. More
Biosecurity in Practice, Robb Meinen, Penn State
Why Are We Worried About Foreign Animal Disease? - News News
U.S. pork production plays an integral part in the global market for meat. Collaborative focus and support from all pork consumers, producers, and travelers are what is needed to keep the spread of FADs at bay. More
Drip irrigation in orchard. Photo: Long He, Penn State
Drip Irrigation for Tree Fruit Orchards in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Irrigation is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals. More
Early snow on apple blossoms. Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Registration is Open for the 2019 Commercial Tree Fruit Meetings - News News
Penn State Extension has planned nine regional educational meetings for commercial tree fruit producers in 2019. More
Meal Bowls can be made with a variety of ingredients Photo Source: USDA
Make a Healthy Meal Bowl - Articles Articles

Make a Healthy Meal Bowl

Mandel Smith, MS

Meal bowls, power bowls, grain bowls are descriptions of a complete meal in a bowl. This easy meal option is becoming popular. Learn to make a healthy version at home with foods on hand. More
Montgomery County Master Watershed Stewards assisting with native tree and shrub plantings at the Perkiomen Township Community Park. Photo courtesy of Erin Kinley, Penn State
Environmental Advisory Councils in Action - News News
The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards will be hosting a special public presentation focusing on township and borough Environmental Advisory Councils (EACs). More
Photo credit: Steve Williams
How Too Much Rain Affects Your Garden - Articles Articles
Extreme weather can be detrimental to your flower and vegetable gardens. This article looks at how excessive moisture and other extremes affect plants and what you can do about it. More
By Iris Wijngaarden - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Snowdrops - Articles Articles


Martha Murdock

Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to emerge in late winter. Learn more about the origin and care of this popular bulb. More
2019 Corn Grain and Silage Variety Trials
2019 Corn Grain and Silage Variety Trials - News News
Corn grain and silage tests are conducted annually to provide information regarding the performance of corn grown in Pennsylvania. More
Michael Cronin Penn State
Research Indicates Diffusion May be Main Oil Recovery Option in Shale Reservoirs - News News
Penn State researchers indicate understanding differences in physics found in unconventional reservoirs could lead to big gains in shale oil recovery. More
Funding Available for Oil and Natural Gas Recovery Research - News News
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy announces $88 million available through two funding opportunities. More
Photo credit: Lorraine Volk-Wallace
January Checklist for Garden Activities - Articles Articles
Even in January, indoor and outdoor plants, shrubs and trees require our attention. Follow this checklist to keep on target with plant care throughout the winter. More
Filth Fly Control on Horse Farms
Filth Fly Control on Horse Farms - Articles Articles
Common Filth Flies in Equine Facilities and Control Options More
Taking care of areas of erosion along driveways or sidewalks can go a long way to help water resources (Photo: Jennifer Fetter, Penn State)
January is a Great Time to Make Some New Year’s Resolutions for Water! - News News
Here is a list of some water-related new year’s resolutions that you can use to improve water quality in your backyard, your watershed and beyond. More
This diagram shows radon treatment by activated carbon (Image: Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Radon: Could It Be In My Drinking Water? - News News
Radon is a tasteless, colorless, and odorless gas that comes from the natural breakdown of radioactive uranium in the ground. It can be found in indoor air and also in drinking water. More
Adult spotted lanternflies. Photo Credit: E. Smyers
Control de la Mosca Linterna con Manchas para el Público en General - Articles Articles

Control de la Mosca Linterna con Manchas para el Público en General

Heather L Leach, Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

Las MLM son una plaga invasora destructiva que amenaza la agricultura, la industria maderera y ornamental y las plantas de jardín. More
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