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Participants at the 2018 PA Groundwater Symposium pre-conference tour listen to Dave Yoxtheimer discuss the Birmingham Thrust Fault near State College, PA (photo credit: Bryan Swistock, Penn State Extension).
Groundwater Facts and Fiction Highlighted at 2018 PA Groundwater Symposium - News News
Groundwater professionals from across Pennsylvania gathered on May 7-8, 2018 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA for the 2018 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. More
Carbohydrate Model Run: Thinning Time is Here!
Carbohydrate Model Run: Thinning Time is Here! - News News
It looks like spring finally arrived in the last two weeks and many orchards are thinning apples. More
Rob Crassweller, professor of horticulture and extension tree-fruit specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Photo: Mike Houtz
Crassweller Receives Society's Outstanding Extension Educator Award - News News
The award recognizes an educator who has had a distinguished and outstanding career as an extension educator in horticultural science for 10 years or more. More
Penn State Master Gardeners Alice Simmons and Steve Lentz monitor pollinator preference plants at John C. Rudy County Park in York County. Photo: Penn State
Penn State Master Gardener Programs Promote Pollinator Populations - News News
Master Gardener initiatives help to restore bee populations, include the Pollinator Preference Program, which guides homeowners and gardeners on the best flower varieties to attract and support pollinators. More
Petal fall. Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Begin Treatments Now for Scarf Skin and Russet - News News
Petal fall is occurring in most orchards in Pennsylvania and signals the time for the first spray treatments for scarf skin and russet. More
Dominion Energy Announces Long-range Energy Plan - News News
Plan looks at pairing renewable power with new high-efficiency, natural gas-fueled power stations and nuclear generation. More
IEA Releases Offshore Energy Outlook - News News
Report highlights synergies in various scenarios for global offshore oil, natural gas, and wind development. More
Offshore Wind Workforce Assessment Report Released - News News
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center report provides insight into workforce needs to meet legislation to construct 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind by 2027. More
Ask A Master Gardener
Ask A Master Gardener - News News

Ask A Master Gardener


The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County will be available to answer your gardening questions and give you the latest research-based information on home horticultural topics. More
Mary Ehret/ Pennsylvania State University
Nonfat Dry Milk - Is it on the Comeback? - News News
Nonfat dry milk (NFDM) was first invented in 1802. It’s amazing that more than 200 years later, we are still using it in a variety of ways. More
Bloom is still raging in the orchard. Stay vigilant for disease conditions! Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
Disease Update: Fire Blight and Scab Risk Continues This Week - News News
Bloom is occurring in Pennsylvania apple growing regions—fire blight conditions continue, available mature apple scab spores are very high, and an apple scab infection event is predicted for May 10, 2018. More
Lackawanna County Penn State Master Gardener Roger Rogalewicz, loving known as Mr. Yuk, educates students about Pesticide Education.
Poison Prevention Program in Lackawanna County Reaches Over 1,200 Students - News News
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. More
Photo: Penn State Behrend
Biofuels Lab Opens at Penn State Behrend - News News
HERO BX, an Erie-based biodiesel company, has developed a $1 million research lab at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park. More
Energy Days Conference to Build Partnerships, Solve Critical Energy Challenges
Energy Days Conference to Build Partnerships, Solve Critical Energy Challenges - News News
Penn State's third annual Energy Days conference will be held May 30-31 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. More
Master Gardener basic training class. Photo credit: George Schreck
Could You Be a Master Gardener? - News News

Could You Be a Master Gardener?


Master Gardeners are volunteers for Penn State Extension who use research-based information to educate the public about sustainable horticulture and environmental stewardship. Find out whether this program may be right for you. More