This article describes Pennsylvania’s Act 49 Commercial Manure Hauler and Broker Certification Program and provides interesting results from a recent industry survey that demonstrates program impact on participant knowledge.
Penn State Extension has planned nine regional educational meetings for commercial tree fruit producers in 2019.
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.
July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot.
Downy mildew was confirmed on cucumber in Mifflin County on July 11. Warmer weather throughout the state is helping crops along, but has also been good for insect pests.
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production.
Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development.
It’s no secret that this spring has been cold and wet across Pennsylvania. On many farms, planting has been delayed as much as three weeks, and many crops already in the ground are developing more slowly than usual.
Leaf symptoms of adult allium leafminer activity were observed on chives, garlic and wild garlic in a home garden in the Leola area of Southeast Pennsylvania on April 13, 2018.
Managing pastures for nutrient and soil retention is in the best interest of producers and the environment.