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Always check the final temperature with a thermometer. Photo credit: Bob McDonald
Avoid Food Safety Penalties During Football Season - News News
When tailgating or homegating be sure safe food handling practices are part of your game plan! More
Soil compaction threat during silage harvest is high this year. Image Credit: Mark Madden
Soil Compaction Threat is High - News News

Soil Compaction Threat is High

09/12/2018

After another prolonged period of rainfall, the soils across most of the commonwealth are again saturated. More
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Food Safety and The Story of Your Dinner - News News
With the start of school, September is the perfect time to get back in the groove of family meals. The benefits of family meals are numerous, but keep food safety in mind during preparation and beyond. More
Life stages of the Spotted Lanternfly. Credit: Penn State Extension
Spotted Lanternfly is on the Move - News News
Spotted Lanternflies are now in the adult life stage and are much more mobile. More
Cover Crop Seed Shortage This Fall
Cover Crop Seed Shortage This Fall - News News
If you are planning to buy cover crop seed, it is important that you do so quickly or there might not be any available. More
Calves grazing in warm season annuals as part of the USDA-NRCS Management Intensive Grazing demonstration at Ag Progress Days (S. Duiker)
Soil Compaction When Grazing in a Wet Summer - News News
Managing soil compaction while grazing can be a challenge in a wet summer like we are experiencing now, but it can be done, as we learned last week at Ag Progress Days. More
Utility Vehicle (UTV) use on the farm is very common because of their ability to carry supplies in the cargo bed. Photo Credit: Andrew Frankenfield
ATV and Multipurpose Agricultural Vehicle (MAV) Safety Reminders - News News
Nearly every farm has a 4-wheeler or utility vehicle used to assist with farm activities. Keep safety in mind when operating these vehicles. More
Be Food Safe, USDA/FSIS
Are You Handling Food Safely at Home? - News News
When it comes to food safety in our homes, a recent study indicates knowing and doing are often two different things. More
Food for Thought: Eight Tips for Making Good Choices at Farmers Markets
Food for Thought: Eight Tips for Making Good Choices at Farmers Markets - News News
A little know-how can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe from foodborne illness, advises a food safety educator with Penn State Extension. More
Timothy hay field infected with Cereal Rust Mites; notice the curled leaves. Photo Credit: Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State Extension.
Time to Scout for Cereal Rust Mites in Timothy - News News
Cereal rust mites are a small but destructive pest that could be robbing yield and quality from your timothy hay fields. More
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Food Code Changes Coming to Pennsylvania - News News
With the release of the 2017 FDA Food Code, Pennsylvania food establishments will see changes in regulations beginning January 1, 2019. More
Pennsylvania group visit to the SLC group, one of the largest agricultural groups in Brazil. Photo Credit: Del Voight
Penn State Extension Brazil Ag Tour - News News
Follow Penn State Extension Brazil International Workshop and Ag Tour through their daily blog posts. More
Food Safety for a Winning Super Bowl Party!
Food Safety for a Winning Super Bowl Party! - News News
Keep the following food safety tips in mind before, during and after the big game to prevent a foodborne illness from sidelining your team. More
Photo caption: Canadian thistle in a grass hay stand 3 weeks after cutting. This a good stage of growth to spray with a herbicide in the fall.
Fall Management of Grass Hay Fields and Pastures - News News
Help your forage plants prepare for winter survival and spring regrowth. Weed control, soil fertility and liming are a few key factors to consider this fall. More
Photo credit: Kelly Patches
Cover Crop Species to Plant Mid-September - News News
Cover crops are an important component of any cropping system. Selecting the right species for the time of year is a first step to success. More
Photo: US Department of Agriculture
National Food Safety Education Month - News News
During September, take the opportunity to train your staff on food safety. Penn State Extension has many resources you can use for food safety training. More
Scouting pastures to identify forage species using a Pasture Evaluation Disc.
Pasture Management for Fall - News News

Pasture Management for Fall

09/13/2017

Be careful not to hurt your pasture stand this fall. Read about tips for successful fall pasture management. More
Photo:United States Department of Agriculture
Recipe Redo for Food Safety - News News

Recipe Redo for Food Safety

09/11/2017

September is national Food Safety Education Month! To celebrate, try a recipe from the Partnership for Food Safety Education that includes food safety tips. More
Heavy Storms and Soil Management
Heavy Storms and Soil Management - News News
Heavy downpours can come at any time of the year, although most common in the summer. The rain is a blessing but can be a curse too. More
Corn No-tilled into Bedded Pack Manure, Photo: Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
I Used Manure; How Much Nitrogen Do I Need for My Corn? - News News
If you use manure, the amount of fertilizer nitrogen you apply at planting affects your pre-sidedress testing options later this spring. More
Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
Reducing Forage Harvest Losses - News News

Reducing Forage Harvest Losses

05/17/2017

Ready, Set, Mow! First cutting alfalfa is underway in many parts of the state. Every pass across the field reduces the amount of dry matter you end up with in a bale. How much are you leaving behind? More
Time to Mow Cereal Rye for Straw
Time to Mow Cereal Rye for Straw - News News
Above average temperatures this spring has advanced the maturity of the rye as well as other forages. More
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Plant an Extra Row! - News News

Plant an Extra Row!

05/09/2017

This year, share the bounty of your summer garden by planting an extra row or two of vegetables to donate to your local food bank or pantry. More
Watch for Soil Compaction Threat
Watch for Soil Compaction Threat - News News
Soil compaction threat increased in much of the state after significant rainfall over the past days. Avoiding compaction has been shown to be much more cost effective than repairing it. More
Planter Performance in No-till Planter Performance in No-till - News

Planter Performance in No-till

04/26/2017

Poor planter performance is one of the major reasons for yield reduction in no-till. Take a few minutes to review this checklist to ensure optimum planter performance. More
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