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Integrated vegetation management can be as simple as using a brush saw to cut undesirable vegetation and a backpack sprayer to apply an herbicide to the cut surface to prevent resprouting.
Integrated Forest Vegetation Management - Articles Articles
To sustain healthy forest ecosystems it is necessary to consider multiple vegetation management practices using a systematic approach called Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM). More
Tree of heaven leaves. Credit: Bigstock
Tree-of-Heaven - Articles Articles

Tree-of-Heaven

David R. Jackson, Art Gover

Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) also known as ailanthus, is a rapidly growing deciduous tree native to a region extending from China south to Australia. Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive pest, is particularly attracted to Tree-of-heaven. More
Mulching Landscape Trees
Mulching Landscape Trees - Articles Articles

Mulching Landscape Trees

David R. Jackson

Mulches are materials placed over the soil surface to enhance landscape beauty, improve soil conditions, protect plants from foot traffic and lawn equipment, and suppress weeds. More
Everybody Walk PA Miles and Comments
Everybody Walk PA Miles and Comments - Articles Articles
Check here each week for updated miles and comments. Listing are Individuals by county followed by teams by county. More
Receiving Home Delivery Meals or Mailing Food, What Should You Do?
Receiving Home Delivery Meals or Mailing Food, What Should You Do? - Articles Articles
While the mail order food industry has relied on a safe track record, there is growing concern with the limited food safety guidance and regulations provided by FDA. More
Everybody Walk PA Program Information 2018
Everybody Walk PA Program Information 2018 - Articles Articles
Join Penn State Extension in a FREE virtual walking program exploring the counties of PA. Walking will be reported April 2nd - May 27th More
Photo by Cpl. U. B. Roberts is in the public domain
Why Can't I Lick the Spoon? - Articles Articles

Why Can't I Lick the Spoon?

Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN

Eating raw cookie dough or raw dough of any type may put you at risk for a foodborne illness! More
Spotted Lanternfly IPM Management Calendar
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Spotted Lanternfly IPM Management Calendar

Emelie Swackhamer, David R. Jackson, Art Gover

There are various management techniques to consider to destroy or control the Spotted Lanternfly. Learn the recommended methods to use during certain times of the year. More
Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners
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Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners

David R. Jackson, Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., Allyson Brownlee Muth, Ed.D.

This full color publication will assist woodland owners in examining their woodlands. More
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Active Living for You and Your Community - Articles Articles
Active Living is a lifestyle where people are more active because walking is a way of life and a way to get to shopping, restaurants and community events. More
Photo by Mike Eckley
Backpack Sprayer Calibration for Woodland Applications - Articles Articles

Backpack Sprayer Calibration for Woodland Applications

David R. Jackson, Kimberly Bohn, Ph.D., Art Gover

This article covers calibrating a backpack sprayer to determine how much herbicide to add for band applications and spot treatments. More
Cold Soup for Hot Summer Days
Cold Soup for Hot Summer Days - Articles Articles
There is so much to love about a bowl of hot soup on a cold day. While cooking, it warms our home and creates an inviting aroma, welcoming us inside from the outdoor weather. More
Fern-dominated forest understories interfere with forest regeneration and provide poor habitat for wildlife. Photo Credit: David Jackson
Controlling Understory Fern Competition for Regeneration Success - Articles Articles
Dense understories of hay-scented, New York, and bracken fern can interfere with the regeneration of hardwood forests, threatening their sustainability. More
Photo credit: Todd Hagenbuch
Using Basal Bark Herbicide Applications to Control Understory Tree Species - Articles Articles
When considering basal bark treatments for timber stand improvement and/or forest regeneration establishment projects, it is important to know what species are targeted for treatment. More
Malting Barley in Pennsylvania
Malting Barley in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Malting Barley in Pennsylvania

Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Austin Kirt, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Demand for locally sourced malted barley, for local craft beer, has led to the development of malt houses in PA and other states in our region. More
Rhubarb Love it for its Taste; Eat it for Your Health
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Rhubarb Love it for its Taste; Eat it for Your Health

Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN

Rhubarb is a rich source of nutrients providing 45% of the Daily Value for Vitamin K in a serving size of 1 cup. More
Regenerating Hardwood Forests: Managing Competing Plants, Deer, and Light
Regenerating Hardwood Forests: Managing Competing Plants, Deer, and Light - Articles Articles
Competing plants, deer, and insufficient light on the forest floor can interfere with regeneration. This article addresses how to manage these issues. More
What about Vitamin B12
What about Vitamin B12 - Articles Articles

What about Vitamin B12

Karen Bracey

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body's nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. More
Food Preservation: Setting the Record Straight on Canning Breads and Cakes
Food Preservation: Setting the Record Straight on Canning Breads and Cakes - Articles Articles
Breads and cakes canned in glass mason jars are not safe to eat. The risk for contracting a food-borne illness is high due to improper heating methods. More
Safe Handling of Venison is Easy with Advance Planning
Safe Handling of Venison is Easy with Advance Planning - Articles Articles

Safe Handling of Venison is Easy with Advance Planning

Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN

This article looks at game from a food safety perspective and provides tips for safe handling of wild-harvested venison. More
Planting trees can speed up the natural succession from field to forest
Forest Landowners Guide to Tree Planting Success - Articles Articles
This article focuses on the values and methods of establishing wooded areas on rural property. More
What's on your dinner plate?
Venison, Is It For You? - Articles Articles

Venison, Is It For You?

Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN

Venison is growing in popularity as a good source of animal protein. Learn the health benefits of including venison into your diet. More
Photo credit: Blas
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Benefits of Walking

Karen Bracey, Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Walking is a simple, easy, and inexpensive fitness program. Walking can be as easy as a stroll in the park, or it can be as intense as a vigorous hike. More
Japanese Barberry
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Japanese Barberry

David R. Jackson

Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) was introduced from Japan around 1875. It now ranges from Nova Scotia south to North Carolina, and westward to Montana. More
Japanese and Giant Knotweed
Japanese and Giant Knotweed - Articles Articles

Japanese and Giant Knotweed

David R. Jackson

Japanese knotweed (Polygonium cuspidatum) and Giant knotweed (Polygonum sachalinensis) are two invasive, exotic weeds found throughout much of the United States and Canada. More
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