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Epipactis helleborine. Photo: Amy Korman, Penn State
Be on the Lookout for Invasive Orchids - News News
Epipactis helleborine, the Broad-leaved Helleborine, is an invasive orchid that continues to plague Pennsylvania landscapes. More
Penn State dairy cows. Photo by Steve Williams
Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadline is June 1, 2018 - News News
The Penn State Dairy Extension Team encourages Dairy Producers to be aware that the deadline to sign up for the current 2018 Farm Bill Dairy MPP program is June 1, 2018. More
Bags of seed corn. Photo credit: Dwane Miller.
Should I Pull the Trigger and Switch Corn Hybrid Maturities? - News News
Corn planting is lagging behind, but favorable weather should allow for planting to continue. Should you stick to your original hybrids, or switch out to shorter season corn? More
Seedcorn maggot life cycle, including the number of growing degree days (GDD, base 39F) that are needed to complete each stage. Image credit: Nick Sloff, Penn State University
Black Cutworm Moths Arriving, and Seedcorn Maggots Making Themselves Known - News News
Our first significant flight of cutworm moths arrived in PA, and we have encountered an odd situation with seedcorn maggots infesting insecticide-treated seed. More
Northeast Natural Gas Pipeline Takeaway Capacity Expected to Increase in 2018 - News News
The U.S. Energy Information Administration is tracking over 160 natural gas pipeline projects More
Grower Help Needed for Bramble Pricing and Marketing Survey
Grower Help Needed for Bramble Pricing and Marketing Survey - News News
Do you ever wonder how your bramble pricing compares to that of other growers, and how your marketing compares to that of other growers? More
M27 trees in bloom. Photo: Rob Crassweller, Penn State
Cornell Carbohydrate Model Run: May 21, 2018 - News News
Saturday in central Pennsylvania was overcast all day with early morning rain followed by rain on Sunday morning and then sun in the afternoon. More
Pollinators on Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod) Photo credit: Connie Schmotzer
Best Plants for Pollinators - News News

Best Plants for Pollinators


Research conducted by Penn State Master Gardeners reveals the best plants to attract and support pollinators. Find out more through this article and accompanying pollinator fact sheets. More
Fruitlets. Photo: Kari Peter, Penn State
Disease Update: Managing Diseases During Wet Weather - News News
Trees need to be protected during wet conditions. The following are strategies for keeping diseases in check on apple and stone fruit during persistent rainy weather. More
Master Gardener Gretel Walker
2018 Pike County Master Gardener Plant Sale - News News
Purchase species of native plants that are not found at local stores or nurseries, and a selection of herbs locally grown by Master Gardener, Gretel Walker. Date: June 23, during the Milford Music Festival. More
Photo: Rob Crassweller, Penn State
Carbohydrate Model Run: May 18, 2018 Thinning Weather Has Changed - News News
We finished our May twilight meetings yesterday with the meeting in North East, PA. Beginning on Tuesday of this week most of our travel weather was overcast with much heavy rain. More
Pepper transplants. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: May 18, 2018 - News News
It’s no secret that this spring has been cold and wet across Pennsylvania. On many farms, planting has been delayed as much as three weeks, and many crops already in the ground are developing more slowly than usual. More
Photo credit: Alyssa Collins
Summer Garden Experience 2018 - News News

Summer Garden Experience 2018


Summer Garden Experience in Lancaster County combines the ambiance of a farm in summer with cutting edge planting and growing information. Bring the whole family on July 28th! More
While browsing at the plant sale, get your gardening questions answered along with handouts and publications.
Dig In - It's Time to Plant! - News News

Dig In - It's Time to Plant!


The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are having a plant sale on May 25th, because it's finally time to start your vegetable garden. More
Figure 1. One-inch diameter hail stones fell at the Fruit Research and Extension Center, May 10, 2018. Photo: Jim Schupp, Penn State
Chemical Thinning After an Early Season Hail Storm - News News
Orchards in Adams County were hit with hail on the afternoon of May 10, when the trees were at petal fall. In the following days, other locations in SE and Central PA also suffered hail damage. More
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