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Meal Bowls can be made with a variety of ingredients Photo Source: USDA
Make a Healthy Meal Bowl - Articles Articles

Make a Healthy Meal Bowl

Mandel Smith, MS

Meal bowls, power bowls, grain bowls are descriptions of a complete meal in a bowl. This easy meal option is becoming popular. Learn to make a healthy version at home with foods on hand. More
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Snacks can Provide Healthy Nutritional Benefits - Articles Articles
Snacks are often viewed negatively because they can provide extra calories to a diet. However, when planned correctly, snacks can have positive nutritional benefits. More
Alfalfa regrowth after the last summer cutting. Image Credit: Hanna Wells.
Potassium Management to Improve Alfalfa Winter Survival - Articles Articles
Proper potassium management in fall can improve winter survival of alfalfa. More
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Make-it-Yourself Pizza - Articles Articles

Make-it-Yourself Pizza

Mandel Smith, MS

What can beat having a pizza delivered right to your door in minutes? How about having a hot, healthy, delicious, pizza right from your oven in even less time. More
Manure storages that capture runoff from barn roofs or other impervious surfaces are likely to fill up sooner than expected due to the extreme rainfall this summer. Image credit: Charlie White
Manure Management When Storages Fill Up Sooner than Expected - News News
With the extreme rainfall over the last month, some farms may need to start emptying manure storages sooner than normal. Here are some points to consider when doing so. More
Nitrogen deficiency in corn, characterized by yellowing along the midrib of the lower leaves, starting at the leaf tip and moving towards the stalk. (Image credit: Charlie White)
What is the Potential for Nitrogen Losses from Extreme Summer Rainfall - Articles Articles
The severity of nitrogen losses from extreme summer rainfalls, and how you react to them, depends on many factors. More
Potassium deficiency on this corn crop is exhibited by yellowing and necrosis of the leaf edges in the lower part of the canopy. Image credit: Jeff Graybill
Scouting for Nutrient Deficiencies - Articles Articles
Regular visual inspections, paired with tissue testing, soil sampling, and some help from eyes in the sky, can help diagnose nutrient deficiencies in a growing crop. More
Corn in wet areas of this field is suffering from a nitrogen deficiency due to early season nitrogen losses. Photo credit: Charlie White
Is Your Nitrogen Still There? - News News

Is Your Nitrogen Still There?

06/06/2018

With the cool and wet weather in many parts of the state, you might be wondering whether the nitrogen you applied to corn this spring has been lost. More
Urea granules treated with a urease inhibitor. Photo credit: Charlie White
Will Your Nitrogen Stabilizer be Effective? - Articles Articles
Nitrogen stabilizer products are valuable management tools to prevent losses of N fertilizer and increase N use efficiency by the crop. Knowing how these products work will you help you maximize their effectiveness. More
Photo credit: Patrick Drohan
Soil pH Affects Forage Production - Articles Articles

Soil pH Affects Forage Production

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Charles White

Soil pH can be one of the greatest determinates of forage productivity and stand life. More
A field must have greater than 25% crop residue cover or a cover crop to be eligible for winter manure spreading, along with other restrictions. Photo credit: Charlie White
The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Manure Spreading - Articles Articles
If winter manure spreading is absolutely unavoidable, follow these requirements to do it legally. More
Can I Apply Potash in Winter?
Can I Apply Potash in Winter? - Articles Articles

Can I Apply Potash in Winter?

Charles White, Nicole Santangelo

Ensuring properly timed potassium applications where they are needed when conditions permit. More
Photo caption: Charlie White, PSU
Charlie White, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Extension Specialist - News News
The torch is passed in the soil fertility and nutrient management Extension program. More
Eggplant
Eggplant - Videos Videos

Eggplant

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

4:14

Eggplants are available year round; low in calories and high in fiber. Watch this video to learn how to select, store and prepare Mediterranean eggplant. More
Pumpkin
Pumpkin - Videos Videos

Pumpkin

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

4:04

Pumpkin is more than a fall decoration. In this video we learn how to select, store pumpkin and cook a fresh pie pumpkin and make a pumpkin smoothie. More
Kale
Kale - Videos Videos

Kale

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

4:29

Watch this video to learn why kale is a superfood and how to include it in your diet. Also learn how to buy, store and prepare different varieties of kale. More
Brussel Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts - Videos Videos

Brussel Sprouts

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

4:01

What vegetable is named for the capital of Belgium? If you guess Brussels sprouts, you are correct. Watch this video to learn how to make roasted Brussels sprouts that really taste good. More
Red Beets
Red Beets - Videos Videos

Red Beets

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

4:54

Fresh or canned, red beets are versatile and can be enjoyed a variety of ways. This video will show how to select, store and prepare fresh beets. More
Parsnips
Parsnips - Videos Videos

Parsnips

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

3:21

Parsnips are a root vegetable that is rich in nutrients. Watch this video to learn how to make easy parsnips fries. More
Broccoli
Broccoli - Videos Videos

Broccoli

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

3:32

This video will show you how to select and store fresh broccoli. Learn how to prepare a tasty broccoli and cauliflower recipe with a touch of lemon. More
Achieving High Soil Carbon Levels Survey
Achieving High Soil Carbon Levels Survey - News News
Do you want to learn how to achieve high soil carbon levels while preventing nitrate leaching and phosphorus runoff? More
Figure 5. Alternating row configuration is one strategy to manage competition between species in a mixture. Here forage radish alternates with Austrian winter pea.
Making the Most of Mixtures: Considerations for Winter Cover Crops - Articles Articles
This article discusses tailoring a cover crop mixture, building a complementary mix, determining which species to use, methods to establish mixtures, and considerations when terminating mixtures. More
Managing Soil Health: Concepts and Practices
Managing Soil Health: Concepts and Practices - Articles Articles

Managing Soil Health: Concepts and Practices

Charles White, Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D.

Information for farmers and gardeners who want to understand the physical, chemical, and biological components of healthy soil and how to manage them. More
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Why Do Onions Make You Cry? - News News

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

05/04/2017

Most people know that onions can make you cry when you cut into them. But, do you know why? Onions also provide important vitamins to the diet. More
Source: Penn State Extension
Boost Flavor with Citrus - News News

Boost Flavor with Citrus

01/06/2017

Citrus fruits are very nutritious and an especially good source of vitamin C and other nutrients. Add excitement to winter meals and snacks with a burst of citrus flavor. More
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