With half of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with restaurant food, improvement of food safety practices and behaviors are critical to reduce risk for customers.
When tailgating or homegating be sure safe food handling practices are part of your game plan!
With soybean maturity approaching in most fields, insects and diseases are becoming less relevant, but most pest populations remain low.
Our soybean sentinel plots continue to have minor insect and disease populations, but walk your own fields to see what is active at your place.
A little know-how can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe from foodborne illness, advises a food safety educator with Penn State Extension.
Our first significant flight of cutworm moths arrived in PA, and we have encountered an odd situation with seedcorn maggots infesting insecticide-treated seed.
Penn State’s Department of Entomology is studying the scientific basis for crop rotations and farm layouts to determine if they can be better designed to improve pest control.
This week pest pressures continue to be low for our maturing soybeans in the R6-7 stages. Insect damage has negligible effects on yield after the R5 stage.
Reports continue to indicate low pest populations in soybean fields. Most of our fields are in R5-6 and most insect damage is not relevant after R5.