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MWON volunteers Tom Zordan (left) and Chris Schlegel (right) provide education to private waters supply owners at Ag Progress Days in August 2018. (photo by Bryan Swistock)
Penn State Master Well Owner Network Shows Impact with Drinking Water Education - News News
Extension's volunteer network for private well owners shows great impact this past year. More
Master Well Owner Volunteers interact with visitors at Ag Progress Days (Photo by Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Applications Being Accepted for Next Penn State Master Well Owner Course - News News
Interested in learning more about and educating others in the proper management of private water systems? Consider applying for the Master Well Owner online course being offered by Penn State Extension! More
Photo 1. Codling moth larvae feeding inside the fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Tree Fruit Entomology Update for the End of August 2018 - News News
Pennsylvania has experienced a combined average per location of about 20 inches of rain during the last 5 weeks. More
MWON Volunteers Participate in Water Testing and Interpretation Project
MWON Volunteers Participate in Water Testing and Interpretation Project - News News
Starting this year and continuing into early 2019, a new project will provide active Master Well Owners Network volunteers with an exciting opportunity. More
Photo 1. Apple fruit injured by first-generation codling moth larvae. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes: 2018 Mid-Season Pest Management Update - News News
It is again time to look very carefully at pheromone traps placed in orchards. More
A Penn State drinking water testing kit (photo J. Clark)
New Video: How to Interpret a Penn State Drinking Water Test Report - News News
Penn State Extension recently completed a short video that explains the components of a water test report including how to interpret the results for drinking water. More
Codling moth monitoring trap. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes: Pest Management Update for Mid-June, 2018 - News News
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. More
Proper pond management can ensure an aesthetically pleasing pond that provides great fishing, swimming and other recreational uses (photo B. Swistock).
New LearnNow Video Discusses Tips for a Healthier Pond - News News
There are thousands of earthen ponds and lakes across Pennsylvania that provide many benefits to homeowners and farmers, but they have their share of problems. More
Codling moth injured fruit. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
First Generation Codling Moth Update May 25, 2018 - News News
It is a perfect time right now to start the insecticide management of the codling moth (CM) in pome fruit orchards. More
Participants at the 2018 PA Groundwater Symposium pre-conference tour listen to Dave Yoxtheimer discuss the Birmingham Thrust Fault near State College, PA (photo credit: Bryan Swistock, Penn State Extension).
Groundwater Facts and Fiction Highlighted at 2018 PA Groundwater Symposium - News News
Groundwater professionals from across Pennsylvania gathered on May 7-8, 2018 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA for the 2018 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. More
Pear psylla adults feeding on pear shoot. Photo G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update: End of April, 2018 - News News
As the 2018 growing season slowly progresses, the pest and beneficial insects are also getting ready for the season. More
New Project to Provide Training and Free Water Testing to MWON Volunteers New Project to Provide Training and Free Water Testing to MWON Volunteers - News
By gaining more information about their own water supply, Master Well Owner Network Volunteers will increase knowledge to educate others. More
MWON volunteer Bill Spigler provided a display on private water system maintenance at the Renfrew, PA Earth Day celebration in April 2017 (photo by Kathleen Seiler).
An Update of the Pennsylvania Master Well Owner Network (2016-2017) - News News
Highlighting accomplishments of Penn State's Master Well Owner Network over the past program year. More
Codling moth injured apple fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update for August 30, 2017 - News News
As harvest approaches and the bins are being moved to the orchard, we need to remember that a number of important pests are still present in the orchards. More
Installing a drainfield. Photo:Bryan Swistock, Penn State University
Well and Septic System Management presented in Monroe County - News News
Approximately one million rural homes and farms across Pennsylvania utilize private wells for drinking water and onlot septic systems for wastewater disposal. More
Brown marmorated stink bug adult and nymphs on corn. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for August 10, 2017 - News News
The flights of the second generation codling moth (CM) and third generation oriental fruit moth (OFM) continue in most Pennsylvania pome fruit orchards. More
Codling moth injured apple fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update for July 2017 - News News

Entomology Update for July 2017

08/08/2017

Late July and the beginning of August indicates the time to again intensify the careful management of internal fruit feeders. More
Brown marmorated stink bug adult on apple. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for July 20, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for July 20, 2017

07/21/2017

Pheromone traps are the best indicators for controlling CM and OFM. Detection of live BMSB nymphs in traps placed in orchards warrants an immediate insecticide application. More
Brown marmorated stink bug injury on apple. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for June 23, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for June 23, 2017

07/03/2017

The flights of the first generation adults of tufted apple bud moth, obliquebanded leafroller and codling moth are almost completed in most Pennsylvania orchards. More
Photo 1. Obliquebanded leafroller injured new growth on apple tree. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for June 16, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for June 16, 2017

06/16/2017

The adults of the first generation tufted apple bud moth (TABM) and obliquebanded leafroller (OBLR) continue to fly in most Pennsylvania orchards. More
Codling moth male adult in pheromone trap. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for June 02, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for June 02, 2017

06/01/2017

The tufted apple bud moth (TABM), obliquebanded leafroller (OBLR) and codling moth (CM) continue their flights in most orchards across Pennsylvania. More
Aquatic herbicide application. Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State University
State Permit to Use An Aquatic Herbicide in Ponds or Lakes - News News
Over half of Pennsylvania pond owners indicate that nuisance algae and aquatic plants are a problem for their pond. More
Attendees at the 2017 PA Groundwater Symposium listen to a concurrent presentation by Susan Boser from Penn State Extension on private water wells. Photo credit: Diane Oleson, Penn State Extension.
Groundwater and Drinking Water Highlighted at Groundwater Symposium - News News
Groundwater professionals from across Pennsylvania gathered on May 3, 2017 in State College for the 2017 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. More
Growing apple terminal injured by Obliquebanded leafroller (June). Photo: Greg Krawczyk
Entomology Update for June 2017 - News News

Entomology Update for June 2017

05/26/2017

The 2017 biofix for the first brood tufted apple bud moth (TABM) at the Penn State orchards in Biglerville was established on May 1st while for the obliquebanded leafroller (OBLR) on May 20th. More
Peach shoot injured by Oriental fruit moth larvae. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Early Season Management of Insect and Mite Pests in Orchards - News News
The warm weather and the accumulation of degree days, which in Pennsylvania are on pace with 2012 spring conditions, moved the development of plants and insect pests very rapidly forward. More