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The number of people certified in Pennsylvania’s Act 49 Manure Hauler and Broker Certification Program and percentage of individuals in each certification category (Provided by Michael Aucoin, Pa State Conservation Commission, December 2018)
Certification of Professional Manure Handlers Can Influence Water Quality - News News
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. More
Early snow on apple blossoms. Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Registration is Open for the 2019 Commercial Tree Fruit Meetings - News News
Penn State Extension has planned nine regional educational meetings for commercial tree fruit producers in 2019. 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
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
Japanese beetle on raspberries. Photo: Kathy Demchak, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Production Issues: July 12, 2018 - News News
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. More
The potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, is a pest that is easy to overlook until the damage - called "hopperburn" - "burns" you. Photo: Penn State College of Agriculture
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: June 28 2018 - News News
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production. More
Black rot on cabbage, caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Note characteristic “V” shaped lesions starting at leaf margin. Photo: Lee Stivers, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: Mid-June 2018 - News News
Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development. More
Pepper transplants. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: May 18, 2018 - News News
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. More
Allium leafminer feeding damage on onion leaves. Photo: Tim Elkner, Penn State
Allium Leafminer Now Active in Southeast Pennsylvania - News News
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. More
Allium Leafminer Adult
Alert: The Allium Leafminer is active! - News News
The Allium Leafminer has emerged this week and we are already seeing feeding damage signs. Protect your crop! More
Figure 2. Pupae in base of allium plants. They have been in the pupal stage throughout the summer, and should emerge as adults this fall. Photo: L. Donoval.
Fall Re-Emergence of the Allium Leafminer - News News
It’s soon time for emergence of allium leafminer adults. More
Adult Allium Leafminer
Allium Leafminer Expected to Emerge in April - News News
The allium leafminer, Phytomyza gymnostoma, is a fly that originates from Poland, Germany, Austria and Spain, and was confirmed in 18 counties in Pennsylvania last year. More
Bale grazing can strategically place manure nutrients and organic matter over wide areas of pastured land, where the nutrients and organic matter can benefit pasture soils during the coming growing season. (Photo by Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State)
Managing for Nutrient and Soil Retention in Pastured Lands - News News
Managing pastures for nutrient and soil retention is in the best interest of producers and the environment. More