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US Continues to Increase in Natural Gas and Oil Production
US Continues to Increase in Natural Gas and Oil Production - News News
The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) July drilling productivity report indicates growth in the seven major onshore unconventional shale basins for August. More
When trees look like telephone poles, they are either planted too deeply or mulched too deeply. Either way, it is not good for the tree! Photo: Sandy Feather, Penn State
Mulch Volcanoes Are Erupting Everywhere! - News News
Extension educators, arborists, and other knowledgeable horticulturists have railed against the prevalence of mulch volcanoes for decades. So why do we still see so much mulch piled around the trunks of trees? More
Downy mildew lesions on the upper surface of a cantaloupe leaf. Photo: Beth Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Update: July 19, 2018 - News News
No new reports of late blight since the confirmations on tomato in York County and on potato and tomato in southern Lancaster County a couple of weeks ago. More
Spotted Lantern Fly-USDA photo credit
Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training Announced for Lancaster - News News
A permit will be required to sell and move merchandise within and outside of the thirteen (13) county Quarantine area. More
Photo Credit: Liz Bosak
Soybean Production Field Days - News News

Soybean Production Field Days

07/18/2018

Perry County will kick off the 2018 Soybean Production Field Days on July 24 in Elliottsburg. More
Healthy soybean field in Centre County. Image Credit: Adriana Murillo-Williams
Soybean Sentinel Plot Report – July 17, 2018 - News News
Our soybean sentinel plots have only minor insect/disease populations, so insecticide and fungicides applications may provide little benefit; scout to know! More
Heidi Myer, PSU Extension
Heidi Myer Joins Field and Forage Crops Team in York County - News News
Penn State Extension welcomed a new Field and Forage Crops Educator to York County in early July. More
Utility Vehicle (UTV) use on the farm is very common because of their ability to carry supplies in the cargo bed. Photo Credit: Andrew Frankenfield
ATV and Multipurpose Agricultural Vehicle (MAV) Safety Reminders - News News
Nearly every farm has a 4-wheeler or utility vehicle used to assist with farm activities. Keep safety in mind when operating these vehicles. More
Overall picture of white oak impacted by cynipid wasp galls. Photo: Sandy Feather, Penn State
Cynipid Wasp Galls: Making A Mess of White Oaks - News News
The Extension office received a sample of damaged white oak leaves from the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Given the amount of rain we have had all year, anthracnose was a possible suspect. More
Notice the size difference, Yellowjacket (bottom), European hornet (top). Photo courtesy of Jim Baker, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org
The Giant Asian Hornet Scare - News News

The Giant Asian Hornet Scare

07/17/2018

There was a flurry of calls coming into area Penn State Extension offices a few weeks ago about the appearance of the giant Asian hornet. More
Elizabeth Hines, Ph.D. will serve as Penn State Extension Swine Specialist.
Hines Named Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Penn State - News News
Elizabeth A. Hines, Ph.D., was named Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Penn State, and serves as part of the Extension Livestock Team. More
Photo Caption: Kyle Imhoff
Weather Outlook for Week of July 17, 2018 - News News
Pleasant summertime weather will dominate the remainder of the work week, with more organized precipitation over the weekend. More
Main Entrance Basin (at right) – recently cut cattails and residual pickerelweed, June 2018 (Photo by Robert Pace)
Montgomery County Watershed Steward Explains Benefits of Stormwater Management - News News
Stormwater management solutions are in action in the Stony Creek Watershed in Montgomery County More
Bryan Swistock presents a session on bacterial contamination in drinking water at the 2018 UCOWR Conference.
Extension Accomplishments Well-Represented at Annual UCOWR Conference in June - News News
Several Penn State Extension staff took part in the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) Annual Conference held June 26-28 in Pittsburgh, PA. More
Christine Mayer, Director of the Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies at Wilson College, pictured far left with her class behind a groundwater model at the Cumberland County Penn State Extension Office.
Wilson College Environmental Stewardship Class Encounters a Groundwater Model - News News
Students from Wilson College visited the Cumberland County Penn State Extension office to learn how land use, ground water, and private water wells interconnect. More
A Penn State drinking water testing kit (photo J. Clark)
New Video: How to Interpret a Penn State Drinking Water Test Report - News News
Penn State Extension recently completed a short video that explains the components of a water test report including how to interpret the results for drinking water. More
Blueberries are a high value crop in Pennsylvania.
Survey: Pollination Services of Blueberries in the Mid-Atlantic Region - News News
If you grow blueberries on your farm, please consider participating in this short survey. More
Garden talk
York County Garden Open House - News News

York County Garden Open House

07/13/2018

Please join us Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a morning of free fun and learning at the award-winning gardens of John Rudy County Park (400 Mundis Race Rd, York, PA). More
Photo credit: Charlene Lepant
Garden in the Parks Field Day - News News

Garden in the Parks Field Day

07/12/2018

On Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Penn State Master Gardeners will host a field day at their North and South Park demonstration gardens in Pittsburgh. More
Japanese beetle on raspberries. Photo: Kathy Demchak, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Production Issues: July 12, 2018 - News News
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. More
Keep your permit in your vehicle. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State
How to Get a Spotted Lanternfly Permit From the PA Department of Agriculture - News News
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) is requiring Pennsylvania businesses to get spotted lanternfly (SLF) permits. More
Vegetables and annuals coexist in a Master Gardener "Idea Garden" Lancaster, PA. Photo credit: Mark Krotulski
The Foodscape Revolution - News News

The Foodscape Revolution

07/11/2018

Review of a book by Brie Arthur--The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden. More
Septoria leaf spot on tomato. Photo: Beth Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Update: July 11, 2018 - News News
The general shift to drier weather has slowed down disease development across the state. More
Photo Credit: Zach Larson
Planting Green Events to be Held in Shippensburg and Bedford - News News
See how planting green can be used to improve soil health and bottom lines on your farm. More
Japanese beetle in soybeans. Image Credit: Anna Busch
Soybean Board Sentinel Plot Program Report for July 11, 2018 - News News
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. More
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