Wood-destroying Pests, a new publication offered by Penn State Extension's Pesticide Education Program, advises on the prevention and control of infestations of wood-destroying insects.
Penn State Extension instructors have launched AgSafety4u to help ensure that agricultural workers stay safe.
Penn State Extension offers practical how-to education and problem-solving assistance to help people make informed decisions.
Antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens found in pork is the most recent food scare, but is manageable by proper food handling and cooking.
DairyCents, a free mobile app, can help farmers make sense of financial planning.
As 4-H celebrates its 100th birthday, take a few moments to see what it can do for the young people in your life.
Experienced and new beekeepers alike have a new opportunity to expand their learning through an online Penn State Extension course.
Eleven-year-old Joy Brahney’s picture of R.J., an Appaloosa horse grazing at Serenity Stables in Hooversville, Pennsylvania, won this year’s photo contest at 4-H State Achievement Days held at University Park.
They’re small, they’re bloodthirsty, they trek quickly, and if you’re traveling, they could be waiting for you in your hotel bed.
Effectively managing organic nutrient sources is a challenge.
A historical marker commemorating the first extension agent in Pennsylvania—and one of the first in the United States—was dedicated on June 7 in Schellsburg, Bedford County.
Growers, homeowners, and nursery operators throughout the continental United States can report the extent of their problems with brown marmorateds and their associated costs via a website developed by Penn State, stinkbug-info.org.
First-year FRC teams hold their breath as they wait for one moment: the announcement of the Rookie All-Star Award.
Paulson and Prabhu have cured leukemia in mice, but the most important question remains: Will the therapy work in humans?
Seventy percent of Pennsylvania’s forestland is held by individuals, families, hunting clubs, and other private groups. Many of the trees we see around us and enjoy are there because someone has a personal affinity for the land and its trees and a commitment to caring for them. Heirs usually want to maintain the legacy of previous generations, but often they don’t feel included in decision making and lack preparation for becoming the next forestland owner.
A new publication from Penn State Extension, Common Urban Pests: Identification, Prevention, and Control, encourages homeowners to use integrated pest management (IPM) techniques to control pest-related problems.
High Tunnels in the City High tunnels offer an inexpensive way to extend the growing season for produce. They can also help eradicate a “food desert” in the southeast corner of the state if collaboration between Penn State Extension and community partners in Philadelphia are successful.
The PAgricultural Rescue Training Program received the 2011 Rural Health Program of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health. The program teaches trauma care and rescue procedures for unusual circumstances, such as accidents involving heavy farm machinery or entrapments in confined spaces.
The House Consumer Affairs Committee is considering a bill which would create standards for water well construction. Pennsylvania is currently one of just a few states that do not have statewide requirements for the construction of private water wells.
The college will lead a nationwide network to monitor and maintain honey bee health as part of the Bee Informed Partnership, a five-year, $5 million program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture with partners throughout the country.