Visitors to the annual festival had an opportunity to learn about how stormwater can impact their local waterways.
Pennsylvania has experienced a combined average per location of about 20 inches of rain during the last 5 weeks.
July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot.
It is again time to look very carefully at pheromone traps placed in orchards.
Students from Wilson College visited the Cumberland County Penn State Extension office to learn how land use, ground water, and private water wells interconnect.
If you grow blueberries on your farm, please consider participating in this short survey.
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.
First-generation flights of codling moth, tufted apple bud moth, and obliquebanded leafroller continue, second-generation Oriental fruit moth about to start, monitor for leafhoppers, woolly apple aphids, San Jose scales, and European red mites.
The warm wet weather the past couple of weeks together with high humidity is creating perfect conditions for a number of strawberry diseases.
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.
Fifty-three homeowners attended the workshop where they received water test reports and assistance in interpreting the testing results.
The winter off season is an ideal time for green industry professionals to prepare for and take the pesticide applicator certification (aka pesticide license) exam.