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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
Horizontal Silo Safety
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Horizontal Silo Safety

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

This article addresses safety hazards and precautions for horizontal silos, particularly bunker silos. More
Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape
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Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

Addresses the safe use of the skid-steer loader as used in agricultural or landscape operations. More
NAGCAT Guidelines offer visual and written recommendations to adults to help youth have positive agricultural experiences.
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ATVs and Youth: Matching Children and Vehicles

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

From backyards to farm fields to forest lands, youth are operating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). More
Farm Dump Truck and Trailer Safety
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Farm Dump Truck and Trailer Safety

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

This article will examine large farm dump truck and trailer safety issues relating to the use of these units on farms. More
The Safe Use of ATVs in Agriculture
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The Safe Use of ATVs in Agriculture

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

The ATV has found many uses in agriculture as a substitute for pick-up trucks, horses, and even walking. More
A damaged hard hat
Head, Eye, and Foot Protection for Farm Workers - Articles Articles

Head, Eye, and Foot Protection for Farm Workers

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

The National Safety Council estimates that approximately 120,000 agricultural workers suffer disabling injuries each year. More
Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Agriculture
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Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Agriculture

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

Studies suggest that lengthy exposure to typical noises on farms can result in noise induced hearing loss to farmers of all ages, including teenagers. More
Farm Respiratory Protection
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Farm Respiratory Protection

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

Farming is filled with respiratory hazards such as pesticide vapors, dusty fields, dangerous hydrogen sulfide accumulations in manure pits and pump sumps. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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