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Insects on Real Christmas Trees
Insects on Real Christmas Trees - Articles Articles

Insects on Real Christmas Trees

Michael J. Skvarla

Most real Christmas trees are free of insects and other arthropods. However, it is possible that some trees may harbor one or more species. More
Asian longhorned ticks are can be found on deer and other wildlife, as well as livestock and companion animals.
Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis - Articles Articles

Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis

Erika Machtinger, Michael J. Skvarla

The Asian Longhorned tick is a recent invasive tick to Pennsylvania. This tick can be found on wildlife and on livestock. It is important to be aware of the presence of this tick and to implement prevention and control measures when necessary. More
Sclerodermus Latreille
Sclerodermus Latreille - Articles Articles

Sclerodermus Latreille

Michael J. Skvarla

Sclerodermus are small wasps that can become pestiferous and sting people when they attack wood-boring beetle larvae that have infested wooden structures and furniture. More
Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug
Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug - Articles Articles

Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

Magnolia leaf-footed bugs are brown bugs occasionally found on magnolia. They do not pose a risk to human health and do not cause damage to or reduce the vigor of infested trees, but may be nuisance pests. More
Taking Good Photographs for Farm and Food Businesses
Taking Good Photographs for Farm and Food Businesses - Videos Videos

Taking Good Photographs for Farm and Food Businesses

Maria L Graziani, MBA, Juliette Enfield

10:45

This video provides tips that will inspire you to take better photographs for your farm or food business. More
Jalysus wickhami. Photo © John Rosenfeld
Spined Stilt Bug - Articles Articles

Spined Stilt Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

Spined stilt bugs are an occasional pest of greenhouse tomatoes that can cause flower and fruit abortion and unsightly feeding damage in mature fruits. More
Yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB) adult. Photo: Michael Skvarla, Penn State
Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Serious Pest in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Serious Pest in Pennsylvania

Michael J. Skvarla, Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

Yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB) (Microtheca ochroloma) is a serious pest of cruciferous crops. More
Michael Skvarla, director of the Insect Identification Lab in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, holds a walking stick. Photo by Amy Duke
Penn State Department of Entomology Offers Insect Identification Services - News News
Director of the Insect Identification Lab in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences knows his bugs More
Photo: T. Baugher, Penn State
A Brief Guide to Hand Lenses - Articles Articles

A Brief Guide to Hand Lenses

Michael J. Skvarla

Arthropods, including plant pests and biocontrol agents, are often difficult to identify with the naked eye. More
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Opportunities for Veterans in Pennsylvania Agriculture - Articles Articles
More and more veterans are considering agriculture as a viable future upon returning home. More
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
Exploring the Small Farm Dream - Workshops Workshops
Are you thinking about starting a farm business? Join us and decide on an action plan that works best for your business goals. More
Brown marmorated stink bug
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Articles Articles

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, but probably arrived several years earlier. More
Agritainment Definitions and Terms
Agritainment Definitions and Terms - Articles Articles
There are several terms used almost exclusively within the Agritainment and insurance industries. Below is a listing of some of these terms. More
Building Your Farm Management Team - Find a Good Accountant
Building Your Farm Management Team - Find a Good Accountant - Articles Articles
Farm accounting includes spreadsheets, accounting terminology, and computer accounting software. More
Study circle locations across Pennsylvania
Western Hub Study Circle - News News

Western Hub Study Circle

06/10/2016

Penn State Extension has teamed up with beginning and establishing growers across the state to offer study circle discussion groups. More
Managing Cash Flow on Your Farm
Managing Cash Flow on Your Farm - Articles Articles

Managing Cash Flow on Your Farm

Juliette Enfield, Miguel Antonio Saviroff, MS

Cash flow statements are very useful – they may very well be the first place where a farmer will spot a trend in business performance. More
Farm Sense
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Farm Sense

Timothy Beck, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Lynn Kime, John P. Wodehouse, Juliette Enfield, Winifred W. Mc Gee, Heather Weeks, Miguel Antonio Saviroff, MS

$39.00
Farm management tools for financial success. Along with the Farm Sense course, this 78-page guide introduces three basic financial records—the cash flow statement, the balance sheet, and the income statement. More