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The Penn State Master Watershed Stewards in York County presented Ted Evgeniadis, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, with the 2018 Outstanding Partner Award at their MWS Winter Celebration in February.
Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Lee Stivers
El Sistema de Extensión Cooperativa de Penn State tiene a su disposición una serie de plantillas, listas de verificación y registros para ayudar a los agricultores de frutas y vegetales frescos en la escritura de sus planes de inocuidad de los alimentos para la huerta.
Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Jeffrey Stoltzfus, Lee Stivers
Minimizing farm food safety risks are discussed along with Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Penn State Extension contacts for information on FSMA food safety inspections and USDA audits.
Two rain gardens to help control stormwater runoff were recently completed in York and Shrewsbury Townships.
Master Watershed Steward event in York County introduces youth to fishing and helps them to gain appreciation of their local waterways.
Master Watershed Stewards in York County partnered with the City of York, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, PA Office and the Watershed Alliance of York and started the Street 2 Creek Storm Drain Art Project.
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.
Penn State Extensions’ Master Watershed Stewards in York County, helped plant 400 trees in two townships between Earth Day and Arbor Day.
The third Penn State Master Watershed Steward training in York County is complete. This enthusiastic group of 25 participants completed their training in early May.
A Penn State Extension farm food safety video series is available for fruit and vegetable growers seeking more detailed information on farm food safety of harvested crops.
The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State University recently released the Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan.
In response to rising plant blindness among American youth, a new campaign is inspiring young people to appreciate the plant world, and to see themselves engaged personally and professionally in that world.
On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, Penn State Extension offered a practical field training for Spanish-speaking growers and workers in the fruit industry.
We are excited to announce that York County’s second class of Master Watershed Steward trainees graduated and became official Master Watershed Stewards in March.
Managing weeds is one of the most challenging aspects of growing fruits and vegetables for commercial sale.
Watershed Stewards recognize local zoning officer for efforts to enhance water quality by installing a bioswale.
Penn State Extension has developed new resources for weed management and is beginning to offer bilingual training opportunities.