July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot.
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.
One third of York County households are served by private water and septic. Home Water and Septic System Workshops help homeowners maintain these systems.
Poor planter performance is one of the major reasons for yield reduction in no-till. Take a few minutes to review this checklist to ensure optimum planter performance.
Inspecting the wellhead (above ground portion of the well) every year helps a well owner discover potential issues before they become expensive problems.
Heavy rainfall can cause severe soil erosion in fields. There are a few practices that you can use to reduce rill erosion.
Grassed Waterways are not maintenance free. Don’t let a bund prevent your waterway from performing its job.
When grazing on steep slopes care has to be taken to manage the grazing animals to avoid soil degradation.
Your well requires regular maintenance, just like any other system in your home. Regular inspection and some simple steps will help safeguard your water supply.