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Small chlorotic lesions caused by downy mildew on the upper surface of acorn squash. Photo: Beth Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Update: August 16, 2018 - News News
Cucurbit downy mildew is continuing to pick-up speed with many new reports on cucumber in Ohio, New York, and Massachusetts. More
Photo credit: Chris Walsh, University of Maryland
2018 Apple Maturity Assessment: Week Four - News News
We have been monitoring Premier Honeycrisp maturation and tree ripening for the past three years. Every year we are surprised how quickly they move from un-ripe to tree-ripe and then begin to drop. More
Un túnel alto donde el agricultor está utilizando un sistema de tierra para macetas para cultivar cultivos. Foto: Tom Ford, Extensión de Penn State
Informe de Prueba del Suelo del Túnel Alto: Niveles de Sales Solubles - News News
Continuamos nuestra serie donde hemos estado examinando informes de prueba del suelo para los túneles altos. More
Japanese knotweed (Photo by Erin Frederick - Penn State)
Master Watershed Stewards Tackle Japanese Knotweed at Environmental Center - News News
This nasty weed chokes our watersheds and causes property damage around the state. More
MWON Volunteers Participate in Water Testing and Interpretation Project
MWON Volunteers Participate in Water Testing and Interpretation Project - News News
Starting this year and continuing into early 2019, a new project will provide active Master Well Owners Network volunteers with an exciting opportunity. More
The aftermath of riparian buffer flooding (Photo by Kristen Kyler - Penn State University)
Buffers Need Maintenance After Flooding - News News
Flooding has been a relatively common occurrence this summer which has caused significant damage to homes, roads, and businesses. Riparian buffer owners also need to inspect and repair their young forests. More
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FERC Busy With Pipeline Decisions - News News
FERC halts work on the Atlantic Coast pipeline and the Mountain Valley pipeline, dismisses environmental concerns on Sabal Trail review, and denies rehearing of PennEast pipeline opponents. More
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Weight Loss Reverses and Reduces Atrial Fibrillation - News News
New research shows when adults with atrial fibrillation lost 10% or more of body weight, their condition reversed, with more than half symptom-free. More
Penn State Extension Helps Growers Comply with FSMA Regulations
Penn State Extension Helps Growers Comply with FSMA Regulations - News News
Educators are available to consult with growers on their farm operations at no-cost to the grower and help them to see how close they are to meeting the new regulatory requirements. More
2018 Apple Maturity Assessment: Week Three
2018 Apple Maturity Assessment: Week Three - News News
Premier Honeycrisp apples are ripening quickly and Mid-Atlantic growers have begun picking. More
Sharon McDonald, senior extension educator and food safety specialist, center, is shown instructing a class at Duncansville Evangelical Lutheran Church. Image: Sharon McDonald
Home Food Preservation, Done Correctly, is a Great Way to Save Harvest - News News
Penn State Extension provides online and on-site education on home food preservation techniques. More
Reduced till straw mulch serving as a barrier between developing pumpkin fruit and bare soil protecting against soilborne pathogens that cause fruit rots. Photo: Beth Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Update: August 9, 2018 - News News
Downy mildew is becoming more widespread on cucumber across Pennsylvania and has been confirmed on cucumbers in Centre, Clinton, Mifflin, Bucks, Lehigh, and Lancaster Counties. More
A spined soldier bug eating a lady beetle larva. Predators are key to keep soybean populations from getting too high. Predator-on-predator predation is bound to happen when aphid populations grow & predators swarm in. Adriana Murillo-Williams
Soybean Sentinel Plot Report-7 August 2018 - News News
With the extremely wet weather, insect pests in soybeans appear to have been knocked back a bit. Diseases remain low, but this could change with more moisture. More
A maturing soybean stem affected by white mold. Image credit: A. Collins
Be on the Lookout for White Mold - News News
Current weather conditions make it a priority to focus on key diseases in soybean. More
Manure storages that capture runoff from barn roofs or other impervious surfaces are likely to fill up sooner than expected due to the extreme rainfall this summer. Image credit: Charlie White
Manure Management When Storages Fill Up Sooner than Expected - News News
With the extreme rainfall over the last month, some farms may need to start emptying manure storages sooner than normal. Here are some points to consider when doing so. More
Photo by Steve Williams, Penn State
USDA Will Spend up to $12B on Farm Trade Disruption - News News
What is known about the government’s farm-related response to retaliatory tariffs. More
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Commentary Provides Perspective on Last Decade of Shale Development - News News
At one time when the U.S. was considered to become a major importer of natural gas, entrepreneurs experimented with technology to change the energy market in the U.S. and worldwide. More
Social Media Education Needs Survey
Social Media Education Needs Survey - News News
Whether you work with farmers, small businesses, community organizations, government, elected officials, or non-profits, there's the opportunity for each of these people and groups to use social media. More
Note the difference: Left side - hi graded lot, Right side - sustainably harvested lot
Underutilized Wood: Harvest and Processing Opportunities - News News
Low Use Wood Harvest and Processing Options Discussed at Recent Symposium More
These wood chips, left over from maintenance operations, could be a feedstock for biochar production.
PA State Wood Energy Team Highlights/Next Steps - News News
Penn State Extension Shifting Program to Biochar for Energy and Coproducts More
Growers with Premier Honeycrisp plantings should monitor fruit maturity and be ready to pick this early variety. Photo: Chris Walsh, University of Maryland
2018 Apple Harvest: Where Are We Now? - News News
Apple bloom in 2018 was later than bloom in 2017. With a later bloom and a cool rainy season, we’re all wondering when this year's apple crop will be ready to pick. More
Corn earworm counts are rising throughout PA.
Vegetable - Small Fruit Production Issues: August 2, 2018 - News News
July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot. More
Downy mildew lesions on pumpkin. Photo: Beth Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Update: August 1, 2018 - News News
The wet weather is wreaking havoc in many vegetable fields. More
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DEP Air Monitoring Study of Marcellus Sites Indicate Limited Impacts - News News
Long-term study collected data from five sites in southwestern Pennsylvania, measuring various pollutants associated with oil and gas operations. More
Scouting soybeans under clear skies, a rarity recently. Image Credit: Jennifer Bratthauer
Soybean Sentinel Plot Report for July 31, 2018 - News News
Even with the extremely wet weather, our soybean scouting is finding minor insect/disease populations. The soybeans, and all of us, could all use a little sun. More