Extension's volunteer network for private well owners shows great impact this past year.
Interested in learning more about and educating others in the proper management of private water systems? Consider applying for the Master Well Owner online course being offered by Penn State Extension!
Cation Exchange Capacity or CEC is a measure of the ability of a soil to hold cations or elements with positive charges.
Continuamos nuestra serie donde hemos estado examinando informes de prueba del suelo para los túneles altos.
Starting this year and continuing into early 2019, a new project will provide active Master Well Owners Network volunteers with an exciting opportunity.
July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot.
Soluble salts commonly found in soils are calcium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, sulfate, and bicarbonate. Potassium, ammonium, nitrate, and carbonate are also found, but in smaller quantities.
Penn State Extension recently completed a short video that explains the components of a water test report including how to interpret the results for drinking water.
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.
pH del suelo en una encuesta de 27 túneles altos en Pennsylvania
Niveles de fósforo, potasio, magnesio y calcio en una encuesta de 27 túneles altos en Pennsylvania.
Phosphorus (P), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), and calcium (Ca) levels in a survey of 27 high tunnels across Pennsylvania.
Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development.
There are thousands of earthen ponds and lakes across Pennsylvania that provide many benefits to homeowners and farmers, but they have their share of problems.
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.
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.
Low media pH has been known to increase the risk of iron and manganese toxicity in some horticultural crops like geraniums and African marigolds.
By gaining more information about their own water supply, Master Well Owner Network Volunteers will increase knowledge to educate others.
An ongoing project funded by the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers' Association looks at cropping and nutrient management issues in high tunnels.
Highlighting accomplishments of Penn State's Master Well Owner Network over the past program year.
Approximately one million rural homes and farms across Pennsylvania utilize private wells for drinking water and onlot septic systems for wastewater disposal.