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Master Watershed Stewards conduct stream monitoring as one of thier many projects around the state. (Photo: Erin Frederick, Penn State)
Master Watershed Steward Program – a Look Back on 2018’s Accomplishments - News News
In 2018, the Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program grew to 302 dedicated community volunteers that logged 11,696 volunteer hours across the state. More
Penn State's drinking water testing progam can help with testing for arsenic. Kits like this are available at county Extension offices statewide.(Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Should You Test Your Water for Arsenic? - News News
If you are one of the more than two million Pennsylvania residents that drinks water from a private water well, spring or cistern, have you ever had your drinking water tested for arsenic? More
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Report Looks at North American Midstream Infrastructure Needs Through 2035 - News News
Midstream infrastructure development has increased substantially over the past five years. How long will the trend continue to climb? More
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USGS Identifies Largest Continuous Oil and Gas Resource Potential Ever - News News
The US Interior Department announced the Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation layers in the Delaware sub-basin of the Permian hold the most oil and gas resources ever assessed. More
Source: US DOE, http://crd.lbl.gov
Researchers Evaluate Studies Supporting State Subsidies for Nuclear Plants - News News
Penn State researchers offer a critical assessment from the perspective of economic theory and engineering fundamentals from previous assessments in considering the future of nuclear generation plants. More
Great spangled fritillary Photo: Jon Yuschock, Bugwood.org
Butterfly Gardening, Penn State Master Gardeners - News News
Penn State Extension Master Gardener Vince Fayock will describe how to select beautiful flowers that encourage butterflies to frequent our gardens. More
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Water Research Provides Chemical Clues in Shale Gas Impacts - News News
Penn State scientists identify chemical clues that can distinguish methane migration related to shale gas development from methane that was pre-existing. More
Blake Vince, no-till grain farmer from Ontario, showcases a latex cast of earthworm burrows, old root canals, and cracks and fissures from his soil with PSU Extension Educator Claire Coombs. Sjoerd Duiker.
Northeast Cover Crop Council Conference Showcases Cover Crop Innovations - News News
This Conference featured a wide variety of cover crop presentations and networking opportunities for farmers, industry, government and non-government organizations, extension and research. More
Unharvested corn that has been caught in the most recent snow in Mercer County. Photo by Claire Coombs.
Dealing with the Weather and Unharvested Crops - News News
The weather has gone from warm and rainy to cold and snowy across much of the state. With approximately 18% of corn and 23% of beans still in the field, how big of a concern is this? More
Pennsylvania average soybean yields are close to crossing 50 bushels for the first time this year. Zach Larson photo.
Harvest Progress and Crop Conditions Coming into Focus - News News
While corn harvest is on track, statewide, soybeans have been slow to come off. Corn and soybean yields are meeting expectation despite challenging conditions this fall. More
Columbia County Gardening Seminar Series
Columbia County Gardening Seminar Series - News News
Free gardening programs by Penn State Master Gardeners of Columbia County on third Tuesdays evenings, April through September, 2019. More
Sanitation will be critical for managing disease for the 2019 season. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
Disease Update: Cleaning Up the Messy 2018 Season - News News
There were many diseases affecting tree fruit growers in 2018. Sanitation will be very important while preparing for the 2019 season. More
Cabana las Lilas by Marissa Strniste on flickr.com licensed under CC BY 2.0
Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Restaurants and Fast Food Establishments - News News
With half of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with restaurant food, improvement of food safety practices and behaviors are critical to reduce risk for customers. More
Educators use the "Watershed Decisions" activity at a training workshop (Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State)
Teaching Youth About Water Continues To Be a High Priority - News News
Pennsylvania is a national leader in training educators to teach youth about the importance of water quality and conservation. More
Extension Educator, Andy Yencha demonstrates the "Rain to Drain" stormwater activity at the Cumberland County PSATS Fall Forum meeting (Photo: Jennifer Fetter, Penn State)
Township Supervisors Learn About Extension’s Stormwater Education Resources - News News
To help them meet MS4 education requirements, Pennsylvania Townships can look to Penn State Extension for stormwater education resources. More
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DEP Grants Awarded to Support Clean Energy Projects - News News
Over $2.6 million in grants awarded to municipalities and business for clean energy vehicle projects. More
Soybean field (D. Lingenfelter, Penn State Extension)
Xtend Soybean: Dicamba Products Re-registered - News News
Dicamba products granted registration extension for use on Xtend soybean. Read below of additional details. More
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Pesticide 101 for New and Beginning Farmers - News News
Whether you are taking over the family farm or starting from scratch, conventional or OMRI approved pesticides will probably be part of your pest management program. More
Lime application in a cover crop (photo credit: Justin Brackenrich)
Late Season Limestone Application - News News
With significant rainfall this fall, it has been difficult to complete harvest, let alone worry about fall limestone application; however there is still time to prepare for spring 2019. More
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Re-Imagining Energy - News News

Re-Imagining Energy

11/14/2018

Penn State is strong in energy-related research. Learn more about studies in generating and storing energy, carbon capture, energy efficiency, and sustainability. More
Danielle Rhea is the new Water Resources Extension Educator in Jefferson County
Extension Water Team Welcomes New Water Resources Educator in Jefferson County - News News
The Extension water team is happy to have a new Educator on board. Danielle Rhea will be based in Jefferson County and serving counties in north central Pennsylvania and beyond. More
Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2018 Apple Maturity Assessment: Final Report of the 2018 Season - News News
The hot, wet summer and early fall weather continued to delay the late-season apple crop until the middle of October. More
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Penn State Researchers Develop Oil Spill Cleanup Material - News News
A super-absorbent material developed by Penn State scientists could dramatically reduce the environmental impact of oil spills on oceans and allow recovered oil to be refined normally. More
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New Study Investigates Differences in Natural Gas Methane Emissions Estimates - News News
The Basin Methane Reconciliation Study identifies the possible gap between top-down aircraft measurements and bottom-up ground methane calculations from natural gas facilities and equipment. More
Some 2018 Open Gate Farm Tour Bus Participants
Penn State Extension Coordinates Successful Lehigh Valley Open Gate Farm Tours - News News
Local Extension efforts coordinated the 2018 Lehigh Valley Open Gate Farm Tours at twenty-two farms/agricultural operations each in both Northampton and Lehigh counties. More