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Tracking the Health of Feral Honey Bees in Pennsylvania
Tracking the Health of Feral Honey Bees in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Dr. Margarita M. López-Uribe is leading a project to map feral bees and analyze their immune systems. If you are aware of an unmanaged honeybee colony, please let us know. More
Waste watermelon on the edge of picnic grounds serves as a sugar buffet for honeybees and yellow jackets. Photo: T. Butzler, Penn State
Bees and Wasps: Foraging for Food in the Fall - Articles Articles
In the fall, bees and wasps are on the hunt for sweets or carbohydrates, the primary energy source that keeps them flying and active for other routine activities. More
Beneficial Insects Can Help the Garden Flourish
Beneficial Insects Can Help the Garden Flourish - Articles Articles
Flies in the family Syrphidae are helpful allies in the garden and in the greenhouse or nursery. More
Lantana and Petunias
To Deadhead or Not? Your Final Answer is... - Articles Articles
Deadheading is a gardening term that defines the process of removing faded or dead flowers from plants. More
Wheel bug nymphs
Attracting Beneficial Insects - Articles Articles
There are numerous insects that can be considered “beneficial.” More
Pruning Flowering Shrubs
Pruning Flowering Shrubs - Articles Articles
The correct time to prune your flowering shrubs depends on when they flower. More
Container Gardening
The Art of Container Gardening - Articles Articles
Constructing a container garden isn’t about doing everything perfectly. In fact, there is no right way to create a container garden. More
Purple Loosestrife – A Noxious Weed
Purple Loosestrife – A Noxious Weed - Articles Articles
Recently, some folks pulled into the local nursery, asking about the pretty pink flowering plants that were blooming along the fields and roadsides. More
Above top, firepower — the flower of Hydrangea paniculata “Bulk,” also known as Quick Fire, is one of the earliest to emerge of this species and turns an attractive pinkish-red. Bottom, hydrangea arborescens “Annabelle” is blooming now in our state.
Take a Look at Hydrangeas - Articles Articles
American consumers love to buy the latest and greatest, whether it's electronic gadgets, new cars, or the latest fashions. More
Spring containers with a mix of flowers, herbs and vegetables
Make Containers do Double-duty - Articles Articles
A couple of weekends with sunshine and mild temperatures have hastened my ritual of pulling containers out from the shed and placing them in their normal spots on the terrace and deck in my garden. More
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia spp.)
Heat and Drought Tolerant Plants - Articles Articles
Sandy Feather, extension educator in Allegheny county, has prepared this list of trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials that don't just survive but will thrive in our long, hot summers. More
Soil Management in Home Gardens and Landscapes
Soil Management in Home Gardens and Landscapes - Articles Articles

Soil Management in Home Gardens and Landscapes

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., J. Robert Nuss

This publication explores the interrelationship of a plant and the soil in which it is rooted. More
A Guide to Preserving Trees in Development Projects
A Guide to Preserving Trees in Development Projects - Articles Articles

A Guide to Preserving Trees in Development Projects

Henry Gerhold, Ph.D., Larry Kuhns, William Elmendorf, Ph.D.

This publication explains tree health and environmental considerations and details how to preserve trees. More
A Quick Reference Guide to Honey Bee Parasites, Pests, Predators, and Diseases
A Quick Reference Guide to Honey Bee Parasites, Pests, Predators, and Diseases - Articles Articles
This brochure is a reference to common honey bee maladies, including varroa mite, tracheal mite, bee louse, skunks, bears, foulbrood, and nosema. It also includes references for more information. More
Sowing Annual Seeds
Sowing Annual Seeds - Articles Articles

Sowing Annual Seeds

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

In this guide, sowing annual seeds both indoors and outdoors is explored, as well the care and management of seeds. More
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