The pest harms host plants and can render outdoor areas unusable by leaving behind honeydew, which attracts other insects and promotes the growth of sooty mold.
Penn State researchers are studying how feeding damage caused by the spotted lanternfly affects grapevine health and the quality and quantity of the fruit.
Penn State Extension sets up kiosks at produce auctions across the state to provide growers with timely information on disease and pest identification and management, invasive species alerts, and food safety.
The Poison Prevention Program educates first grade students about how to prevent accidental poisonings in the home and what to do if a poisoning occurs.
Penn State Master Gardeners Roberta Cammer and Elizabeth Bradshaw presented the Poison Prevention Program to first graders classrooms at Carbondale Elementary School and Mayfield Elementary School, reaching more than 160 first grade students.
The winter off season is an ideal time for green industry professionals to prepare for and take the pesticide applicator certification (aka pesticide license) exam.
Director of the Insect Identification Lab in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences knows his bugs
Conditions may be optimal for several fungal and bacterial pome and stone fruit diseases in July.