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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
Crops Conferences and Crops Days Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities
Crops Conferences and Crops Days Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities - News News
Please join us as a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the 2019 Penn State Extension Crops Conferences and Crops Days! A variety of educational programs will be offered. More
Hay Bales (Nicole Santangelo, PSU)
Making Hay Stretch - News News

Making Hay Stretch

12/13/2018

Now is the time to start thinking about how to stretch your hay reserves through the winter. More
From the Field to the Bin: Shifting Focus to Grain Storage
From the Field to the Bin: Shifting Focus to Grain Storage - News News
Cooler weather means it’s time to monitor your grain bins to ensure that grain quality is kept throughout the storage period. More
Participants from the 2018 Groundwater Symposium take part in a pre-conference field trip. This optional field trip will again be offered to 2019 Symposium participants. (Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Call for Presenters for 2019 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium - News News
You are invited to submit abstracts for presentations at the 2019 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium, to be held in May in State College, PA. More
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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: First Year of Implementation - News News
As 2018 comes to a close, now is the time to start thinking about how recent tax reform will impact your federal income tax return. More
Photo Caption: Kyle Imhoff
Weather Outlook for the Week of December 11, 2018 - News News
Milder, rainy weather for the weekend. More
Penn State's drinking water testing progam can help with testing for arsenic. Kits like this are available at county Extension offices statewide.(Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Should You Test Your Water for Arsenic? - News News
If you are one of the more than two million Pennsylvania residents that drinks water from a private water well, spring or cistern, have you ever had your drinking water tested for arsenic? More
Master Watershed Stewards conduct stream monitoring as one of thier many projects around the state. (Photo: Erin Frederick, Penn State)
Master Watershed Steward Program – a Look Back on 2018’s Accomplishments - News News
In 2018, the Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program grew to 302 dedicated community volunteers that logged 11,696 volunteer hours across the state. More
Penn State J Craig Williams
Report Looks at North American Midstream Infrastructure Needs Through 2035 - News News
Midstream infrastructure development has increased substantially over the past five years. How long will the trend continue to climb? More
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USGS Identifies Largest Continuous Oil and Gas Resource Potential Ever - News News
The US Interior Department announced the Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation layers in the Delaware sub-basin of the Permian hold the most oil and gas resources ever assessed. More
Source: US DOE, http://crd.lbl.gov
Researchers Evaluate Studies Supporting State Subsidies for Nuclear Plants - News News
Penn State researchers offer a critical assessment from the perspective of economic theory and engineering fundamentals from previous assessments in considering the future of nuclear generation plants. More
Great spangled fritillary Photo: Jon Yuschock, Bugwood.org
Butterfly Gardening, Penn State Master Gardeners - News News
Penn State Extension Master Gardener Vince Fayock will describe how to select beautiful flowers that encourage butterflies to frequent our gardens. More
Source: Joshua Woda/ Penn State
Water Research Provides Chemical Clues in Shale Gas Impacts - News News
Penn State scientists identify chemical clues that can distinguish methane migration related to shale gas development from methane that was pre-existing. More
Blake Vince, no-till grain farmer from Ontario, showcases a latex cast of earthworm burrows, old root canals, and cracks and fissures from his soil with PSU Extension Educator Claire Coombs. Sjoerd Duiker.
Northeast Cover Crop Council Conference Showcases Cover Crop Innovations - News News
This Conference featured a wide variety of cover crop presentations and networking opportunities for farmers, industry, government and non-government organizations, extension and research. More
Join Us for Soil Health and Cover Crop Workshops
Join Us for Soil Health and Cover Crop Workshops - News News
Soil health and cover crops workshops are coming up in December and January across PA. Come out and join us to hear local Extension Educators and farmers talk about soil health, soil fertility, cover crop management, and more! More
Unharvested corn that has been caught in the most recent snow in Mercer County. Photo by Claire Coombs.
Dealing with the Weather and Unharvested Crops - News News
The weather has gone from warm and rainy to cold and snowy across much of the state. With approximately 18% of corn and 23% of beans still in the field, how big of a concern is this? More
Pennsylvania average soybean yields are close to crossing 50 bushels for the first time this year. Zach Larson photo.
Harvest Progress and Crop Conditions Coming into Focus - News News
While corn harvest is on track, statewide, soybeans have been slow to come off. Corn and soybean yields are meeting expectation despite challenging conditions this fall. More
Columbia County Gardening Seminar Series
Columbia County Gardening Seminar Series - News News
Free gardening programs by Penn State Master Gardeners of Columbia County on third Tuesdays evenings, April through September, 2019. More
With turkey serving as the centerpiece of the holiday meal table, it's important to prepare and cook it the right way for an enjoyable and safe experience for all. Photo: Sarah Pflug at Burst
Your Turkey Doesn't Need a Shower: No-no's When it Comes to Holiday Bird Prep - News News
Food safety specialists in the College of Agricultural Sciences offer tips on cooking a turkey safely. More
Photo credit: Lois Miklas
Gifts for Gardeners - News News

Gifts for Gardeners

11/17/2018

As the holiday season approaches, you might wonder what gifts to choose for your favorite gardener or to put on your own wish list. Here are some great gift ideas from Penn State Master Gardeners. More
Sanitation will be critical for managing disease for the 2019 season. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
Disease Update: Cleaning Up the Messy 2018 Season - News News
There were many diseases affecting tree fruit growers in 2018. Sanitation will be very important while preparing for the 2019 season. More
Cabana las Lilas by Marissa Strniste on flickr.com licensed under CC BY 2.0
Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Restaurants and Fast Food Establishments - News News
With half of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with restaurant food, improvement of food safety practices and behaviors are critical to reduce risk for customers. More
Educators use the "Watershed Decisions" activity at a training workshop (Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State)
Teaching Youth About Water Continues To Be a High Priority - News News
Pennsylvania is a national leader in training educators to teach youth about the importance of water quality and conservation. 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
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