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Poinsettia plant injured from off-label application of prometon (Pramitol) under the greenhouse bench. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
Weed Control in the Greenhouse - News News

Weed Control in the Greenhouse

03/18/2019

Each year brings with it new challenges and opportunities for the greenhouse industry and the growers that are tasked with overseeing the various production facilities across the world. More
Box tree moth larvae (Cydalima perspectalis) By böhringer friedrich - CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20484379
More Trouble Ahead for Boxwoods? - News News
As if boxwood blight is not enough to keep growers, landscape architects, and landscape contractors up at night, an insect that is devastating box forests and landscape plantings across Europe has shown up in Ontario, Canada. Meet the box tree moth! More
Photo by Michael Houtz
Two New Articles from Penn State on Turfgrass Fertilization Practices - News News
Two newly revised articles dealing with turfgrass fertilization practices are now available from Penn State Extension. More
A newly-planted live stake. (Photo: Kristen Kyler, Penn State)
Utilize Cuttings from Willows and Dogwoods to Improve Streams - News News
There is a simple practice you can do to repair streambanks, create wildlife habitat, and improve the health of your stream — live staking. More
Water Faucet. Credit: USEPA
Why Conserve Water in a Water Rich State? - News News
March is a great time to review water conservation tips and benefits because National “Fix a Leak Week” sponsored by the WaterSense program at EPA, happens this month - March 18-29. More
Pictured: Ted Evgeniadis – Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, Jodi Sulpizio - MWS Coordinator, York County Extension, Donna Scherer – Penn State Extension Client Relations Manager, and Doug Hoke - York County Commissioner (Photo: J. Sulpizio, Penn State)
York County Master Watershed Stewards Give 2018 Outstanding Partner Award - News News
The Penn State Master Watershed Stewards in York County presented Ted Evgeniadis, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, with the 2018 Outstanding Partner Award at their MWS Winter Celebration in February. More
Courtesy Ken Elkin
Bulbs Mean More Than Tulips! - News News

Bulbs Mean More Than Tulips!

03/17/2019

Consider planting summer blooming bulbs for variety! More
"Dyed Easter Eggs by Jim, the Photographer on flickr.com. Licensed under CC BY 2.0
Holiday Egg Safety Tips - News News

Holiday Egg Safety Tips

03/15/2019

When using hard boiled/cooked eggs for decorating, hiding, centerpieces or eating this holiday season, remember to keep food safety in mind! More
On the YGA tour to the USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station, the YGA group learns about new techniques in apple breeding from Dr. Jay Norelli.
Choosing Agriculture and Farming as a Career: Young Growers Alliance - News News
The Young Growers Alliance (YGA) has been making its mark on the fruit grower industry for several years now. Just how important they have become is reflected in the following article. More
The Revised Penn State Spray Record-Keeping Workbook
The Revised Penn State Spray Record-Keeping Workbook - News News
For many years, Penn State Extension has maintained a spray record-keeping spreadsheet to assist tree fruit growers in tracking and planning spray applications. More
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Preparing for Pennsylvania Food Code Changes - Part 1 - News News
An important change for Pennsylvania establishments is that the person in charge in an operation must be a certified food protection manager and onsite at all times during operating hours. More
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Research to Study Subsurface Stress in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs - News News
Penn State researcher awarded grant to study how rock deforms with resource extraction. More
Keep root pruning to a minimum. Photo: Rob Crassweller, Penn State
Spring Planting of Fruit Trees - News News

Spring Planting of Fruit Trees

03/13/2019

Nationally, Arbor Day is celebrated the last Friday in April; however, in Maryland, it is celebrated the first Wednesday in April, and in West Virginia the second Friday in April. More
Be sure to remove fruit mummies from peach trees while pruning to limit brown rot for the coming season. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
The 2019 Season: Dormant Copper Sprays and Sanitation for Disease Management - News News
Consider using dormant applications of copper to manage fungal and bacterial diseases. Sanitation is critical for limiting fruit rots in the orchard. More
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Interim Director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center - News News
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has named Jayson Harper, professor of agricultural economics, as interim director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center, effective March 1. More
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New Worker Protection Standard Training Materials - News News
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised the Worker Protection Standard regulation (WPS) in 2015. More
Master Watershed Stewards at the Statewide Watershed Conference in February. Photo: Brad Kunsman, Penn State
Award-Winning Master Watershed Steward Projects from Across the State - News News
The first Search for Excellence Awards acknowledge outstanding projects across the state in four categories: Youth Programs, Restoration Projects, Innovative Projects and Monitoring and Research projects. More
A healthy pond requires maintenance year round (Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State)
Early Spring Pond Inspections - News News

Early Spring Pond Inspections

03/11/2019

If you are a pond owner, early spring is a good time to take a walk around your pond and check to see if any maintenance is needed. More
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Unconventional Shale Gas Production for 2018 Exceeds 6 Tcf in Pennsylvania - News News
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection reports 6.123 Tcf of natural gas from unconventional wells produced in 2018. More
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Lackawanna County Master Gardeners Spring Open House - News News
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are having a Spring Open House on March 30th. More
Getting Started in Grant Writing
Getting Started in Grant Writing - News News
New online course and workshops teach grant writing skills. More
Two-Day In-Depth School for Tree Fruit Growers
Two-Day In-Depth School for Tree Fruit Growers - News News
This meeting will be a two-day intensive school focusing on precision crop load management and the applications of plant growth regulators in the orchard. More
2019 Clinton County Master Gardener Plant Sale
2019 Clinton County Master Gardener Plant Sale - News News
This year's sale will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:00 am until noon at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Many plants can be pre-ordered using the Plant Sale order form. More
Be sure to answer those license questions before heading out to the field.
Pesticide Applicator FAQs - News News

Pesticide Applicator FAQs

03/06/2019

Get an answer to your question about the private pesticide applicator license. More
Only after completing a special training can you apply Engina, XtendiMax and FeXapan. United Soybean Board photo.
Still Need to Get Your Dicamba Certification? - News News
Remember that if you plan to use a restricted-use Dicamba product, you need a special certification before you purchase or apply the chemical. More
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