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PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience
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PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D., Janet Agnes Welsh, Ph.D., Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D.

This flyer describes the PROSPER program, which brings evidence-based prevention programs to schools and communities to strengthen families, build youth skills, and reduce problem behaviors in youth. More
Parents Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience: Spectators
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This publication is written to assist parents in fostering a positive climate that enables children and youth involved in sports to enjoy themselves and reach their full potential. More
Parents Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience: Role Models
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This is the first in a two-part series written to assist parents in fostering a positive climate that enables children and youth involved in sports to enjoy themselves and reach their full potential. More
Understanding Adolescence 3: The Tasks
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Understanding Adolescence 3: The Tasks

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.

Adolescents have one foot in childhood and one foot in adulthood. This publication, the third in a three-part series, explores the developmental tasks adolescents must accomplish as they mature. More
4-H Youth Development Programs Work in Pennsylvania 4-H Youth Development Programs Work in Pennsylvania - Articles

4-H Youth Development Programs Work in Pennsylvania

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D., Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D.

By helping youth develop critical life skills, fostering citizenship, and promoting leadership. More
Understanding Adolescence 2: Searching for Themselves
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This publication, the second in a three-part series, explores the major questions adolescents face as they search for themselves. More
Bullying: What Educators Can Do About It
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Bullying: What Educators Can Do About It

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.

The focus of this publication is bullying at school. This resource was developed for elementary school teachers, and includes activities and tips to prevent or stop bullying. More
Ants in Home Lawns
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Ants in Home Lawns

Gregory Hoover

Several species of ants commonly inhabit home lawns and ornamental plantings of trees and shrubs. More
Boxwoods for Pennsylvania Landscapes
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Boxwoods for Pennsylvania Landscapes

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Gregory Hoover

In the nursery and landscape trade today, numerous boxwood varieties and hybrids are available. More
Carpenter ants associated with tupliptree scale are attracted by the abundance of honeydew.
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Magnolia or tuliptree branches with soft scales that are submitted for diagnosis, require identification of the soft scale insect species present on the sample. More
Plan Cell Phone Usage with Your Teen
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Plan Cell Phone Usage with Your Teen

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.

Many teens own cell phones. While they are convenient for parents to monitor and communicate with their youth, they require setting ground rules and clear expectations to avoid problematic situations. More
Choosing Plants Wisely
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Choosing Plants Wisely

Emelie Swackhamer, J. Robert Nuss, Larry Kuhns, Gregory Hoover

To create and maintain a healthy landscape, choose plants that are suited to the conditions in your yard. More
Introduction to Creating Healthy Landscapes
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Introduction to Creating Healthy Landscapes

Emelie Swackhamer, J. Robert Nuss, Larry Kuhns, Gregory Hoover

When a plant looks unhealthy or has been injured by an insect or a mite, often our first impulse is to apply a pesticide. More
Keeping Plants Well Groomed
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Keeping Plants Well Groomed

Emelie Swackhamer, J. Robert Nuss, Larry Kuhns, Gregory Hoover

Debris that builds up in the landscape can harbor pests and plant diseases. More
Pest Management Methods
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Pest Management Methods

Emelie Swackhamer, J. Robert Nuss, Larry Kuhns, Gregory Hoover

IPM (integrated pest management) primarily consists of methods used to prevent plant problems from occurring in the first place. More
Plant with Care
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Plant with Care

Emelie Swackhamer, J. Robert Nuss, Larry Kuhns, Gregory Hoover

One of the most important steps you can take to ensure the health and long life of your plants is to plant them correctly. More
Promote Plant Health
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Promote Plant Health

Emelie Swackhamer, J. Robert Nuss, Larry Kuhns, Gregory Hoover

Healthy, vigorous plants are less vulnerable to attack by insects and disease. More
Monitor Pests and Keep Records
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Monitor Pests and Keep Records

Emelie Swackhamer, J. Robert Nuss, Larry Kuhns, Gregory Hoover

Inspecting your plants on a regular basis is essential to identifying and evaluating plant problems in their early stages. More
Recognize and Conserve Natural Enemies
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Recognize and Conserve Natural Enemies

Karen Bernhard, Emelie Swackhamer, Gregory Hoover

Before you attempt to control a pest, take time to identify the suspects properly. Are you really sure they are harmful? More
Using Nature's Signals to Manage Landscape Pests
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Using Nature's Signals to Manage Landscape Pests

Emelie Swackhamer, Gregory Hoover

The best way to make an effective pesticide application is to observe pest development at the site through regular monitoring. More
Coaches Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience
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Coaches Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.

The atmosphere set by organizations, parents, and coaches is a major factor in determining whether or not youth will have a positive experience in a sports program. More
Beautiful garden landscapes, like the one in this illustration, can be obtained through smart and heathy management plans
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Creating Healthy Landscapes

Emelie Swackhamer, J. Robert Nuss, Larry Kuhns, Gregory Hoover

This article outlines steps to help homeowners take better care of landscape plants and provides an introduction to basic integrated pest management concepts. More