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Water faucets are one of the places homeowners may notice the effects of hard water (Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State)
Hard Water and Water Softening - News News

Hard Water and Water Softening

12/14/2018

Hard water is a common issue for Pennsylvania homeowners. More
Extension Educator, Andy Yencha demonstrates the "Rain to Drain" stormwater activity at the Cumberland County PSATS Fall Forum meeting (Photo: Jennifer Fetter, Penn State)
Township Supervisors Learn About Extension’s Stormwater Education Resources - News News
To help them meet MS4 education requirements, Pennsylvania Townships can look to Penn State Extension for stormwater education resources. More
Soybean field (D. Lingenfelter, Penn State Extension)
Xtend Soybean: Dicamba Products Re-registered - News News
Dicamba products granted registration extension for use on Xtend soybean. Read below of additional details. More
Susan Boser explains how to interpret a water test report at the Mercer County Drinking Water Clinic (Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Mercer County Water Clinic Draws a Crowd Interested In Private Water Supplies - News News
The Mercer County Extension office had their meeting room filled to capacity when it hosted a Drinking Water Clinic at the end of September. More
Palmer amaranth regrowth after crop harvest (Source: University of Delaware Weed Science)
Monitor Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp After Harvest - News News
Palmer amaranth and waterhemp can still set seed yet this fall even after harvest. Make sure to scout fields and control any escaped plants. More
Bryan Swistock presents a session on bacterial contamination in drinking water at the 2018 UCOWR Conference.
Extension Accomplishments Well-Represented at Annual UCOWR Conference in June - News News
Several Penn State Extension staff took part in the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) Annual Conference held June 26-28 in Pittsburgh, PA. More
Marestail Image Credit: Dwight Lingenfelter
Mid-season Weed Control Issues 2018 - News News
As we proceed through the growing season, there are a few issues surrounding weed control and herbicide use. Below are some items to consider. More
Water samples from workshop participants were incubated to determine the presence of Coliform bacteria.
Butler County Water Clinic Offers On-Site Testing to Participants - News News
A drinking water clinic was held in Butler County on May 15, where on-site water tests were performed to give participants an idea of their home water quality. More
Image shows ALS inhibitor injury from a PRE application to corn. The corn is stunted, chlorotic and may show intervenal chlorosis. (Penn State Extension)
Wet Weather and Herbicide Injury in Corn Fields - News News
Wet weather and poor growing conditions might be to blame for certain herbicide injury in corn. More
Early season corn. (Photo: D. Lingenfelter)
Residual Corn Herbicides in Post Applications - News News
Due to the unusual weather, residual herbicides applied post may need to be used to control weeds in emerging corn crops. More
Testing for Total Dissolved Solids Photo:Susan Boser
Extension Presents at Lawrence/Mercer County ALLARM Water Workshop - News News
Participants learned about their private water system and had water samples tested on site. More
A field with and without a soybean burndown herbicide program. Photo: Dwight Lingenfelter, Penn State Weed Science
Dicamba Products and Xtend Soybeans - News News
Not all dicamba-containing products are RUPs and not all can be applied in a burndown application prior to planting Xtend soybeans. More
Looking Back at Xtend Soybean and Changes for 2018
Looking Back at Xtend Soybean and Changes for 2018 - News News
Dicamba use in Xtend soybean will require special applicator training and additional use restrictions for 2018. More
Extension Educator, Susan Boser presents information on watersheds and land use to 5th grade science students at Winchester Thurston School
Extension Provides Hands-on Pond Education to 5th Grade Science Classes - News News
Students from Winchester Thurston School are learning how to help their school pond. More
Photo credit: Bill Curran
Annual Weed Control in Winter Cereals - News News
Scout your wheat and barley fields this fall to assess the need for an herbicide application. More
Photo caption: Canadian thistle in a grass hay stand 3 weeks after cutting. This a good stage of growth to spray with a herbicide in the fall.
Fall Management of Grass Hay Fields and Pastures - News News
Help your forage plants prepare for winter survival and spring regrowth. Weed control, soil fertility and liming are a few key factors to consider this fall. More
Rye cover crop in early November. Photo credit: W.S. Curran.
Soybean Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops - News News
Consider the soybean herbicide program you used in 2017 before you plant a fall cover crop. Most small grains are fine but legumes and radish can be problematic. More
Photo credit: Rachel Milliron
Weed Control after Silage Harvest or in Fallow Settings - News News
Control of weeds after silage harvest is possible but it depends on the weed species, timing, and condition after harvest. More
Italian ryegrass infestation in winter wheat. Photo compliments of Virginia Tech.
Soil residual herbicides for small grains. - News News
As you prepare to sow winter barley and/or wheat, several residual herbicides maybe be helpful for control of problematic annual grasses or broadleaves. More
Beautiful oat cover crop in late fall. Photo credit W.S. Curran.
Corn Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops - News News
Consider the corn herbicide program you used in 2017 before you plant a fall cover crop. Most small grains are fine, but legumes and radish can be problematic. More
Seedling horseweed/maretail which often requires more than just glyphosate. Photo credit D. Lingenfelter.
Including 2,4-D in the burndown - News News

Including 2,4-D in the burndown

09/06/2017

Can you include 2,4-D in your burndown program this fall? Know the label guidelines before you make that application. More
Perennial Weed Control in Grass Hay and Pasture
Perennial Weed Control in Grass Hay and Pasture - News News
Dr. Bill Curran answers questions pertaining to perennial weed control strategies, timing, and products for grass pastures and hay fields. More
Burcucumber (Sicyos angulatus)
Managing Burcucumber and Late Season Weeds in Corn and Soybeans - News News
As we move into corn silage harvest season, and with full season soybeans soon dropping their leaves, producers may notice some problem weed situations. More
Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State University
Choosing an Aquatic Herbicide: One Size Doesn’t Fit All - News News
During the warm weather months, Extension Educators help identify nuisance pond plants and offer advice on eliminating them from the pond. More
Palmer amaranth infestation in soybeans Photo credit: Bill Curran
Invasive Pigweeds Rising Above Soybean Canopies - News News
Now is the time to scout for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp and remove or destroy it to prevent seed production and spread. More
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