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Early season corn. (Photo: D. Lingenfelter)
Residual Corn Herbicides in Post Applications - News News
Due to the unusual weather, residual herbicides applied post may need to be used to control weeds in emerging corn crops. More
Figure 2. Fusarium head blight on barley. Image credit. A. Collins
Fusarium Head Blight Update for the Week of May 14, 2018 - News News
Know your growth stage and risk in relation to fungicide application for Fusarium head blight of small grains. More
Ensuring optimum forage quality in both hay fields and pastures helps to ensure optimal animal performance. Photo by Jessica Williamson
Optimizing Spring Forage Quality - News News
Spring is a challenging time of year when it comes to cool-season perennial forage management. Keeping an eye on forage stage of production can help to ensure optimum forage quality. More
Potato leafhopper populations will arrive in Pennsylvania in the coming weeks. Scout your fields regularly to determine if problematic populations are developing. Photo credit: Dept. of Entomology, Penn State
Alfalfa Insect Management - News News

Alfalfa Insect Management

05/16/2018

Alfalfa weevil remains active across the state, and potato leafhopper is bound to arrive in the coming weeks. Scout fields to understand your local populations. More
When to Pull the Trigger on Wheat Fungicide
When to Pull the Trigger on Wheat Fungicide - News News
How do you make the decision to spray when you face both foliar and head diseases? More
Is It Okay to Concentrate Chemical Thinners?
Is It Okay to Concentrate Chemical Thinners? - News News
Most pomologists prefer not to concentrate thinners. For a thinner to work, it must be applied, absorbed, and translocated in sufficient concentration so as to create a transient stress. More
Early symptoms of blossom blight. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
Disease Update: Fire Blight, Scab, Bacterial Spot Conditions Alert - News News
The forecast for May 15–18 indicates conditions will be favorable for apple scab and bacterial spot on peach infections. If infections occurred during bloom, fire blight symptoms could begin to appear this week. More
Master Watershed Steward Lynda Hartzell and Gabriel Sulpizio plant trees in York County.
Keystone 10 Million Tree Partnership Involves York County Watersheds - News News
Penn State Extensions’ Master Watershed Stewards in York County, helped plant 400 trees in two townships between Earth Day and Arbor Day. More
The newest trained group of the York County Master Watershed Stewards program
Master Watershed Stewards Complete Training in York - News News
The third Penn State Master Watershed Steward training in York County is complete. This enthusiastic group of 25 participants completed their training in early May. More
Penn State Extension's Master Watershed Steward Program was a recipient of a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence. .
Master Watershed Stewards Win Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence - News News
The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program was recently awarded a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. More
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
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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
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IEA Releases Offshore Energy Outlook - News News
Report highlights synergies in various scenarios for global offshore oil, natural gas, and wind development. More
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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
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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
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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
Master Gardener basic training class. Photo credit: George Schreck
Could You Be a Master Gardener? - News News

Could You Be a Master Gardener?

05/04/2018

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
The use of a triple sink wash system in combination with a sanitizer can help reduce the risk of pathogen contamination in fresh fruits and vegetable.
Video Series Answers Questions About Sanitizers in Wash Water - News News
A Penn State Extension farm food safety video series is available for fruit and vegetable growers seeking more detailed information on farm food safety of harvested crops. More
Female cuckoo bee, Triepeolus remigatus. Photo by Alex Surcică, Penn State
Protecting Pollinators: What Role Can the Greenhouse Industry Play? - News News
The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State University recently released the Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan. More