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March 29, 2012

Jeff Graybill, Penn State Extension agronomy educator, says warm early spring weather is good for seedbed preparation, but planting should be limited to frost-resistant crops and cool weather annuals.

March 29, 2012

Penn State Extension Master Gardener Kathy Rohrbaugh offers tips on planting and caring for pussy willows.

March 29, 2012

Coverage of a Penn State Extension Dairy Team webinar addressing the affects of heat on cow comfort and milk production.

March 29, 2012

Extension educator Walt Bumgarner recommends covering sensitive plants in advance of predicted frosts.

March 28, 2012

Rich Marini, professor and head of horticulture, says the recent freeze could end up being a labor-saving plus for fruit growers.

March 28, 2012

Steve Jacobs, senior extension associate in entomology, says there's been a resurgence in the tick population in western Pennsylvania.

March 28, 2012

James Schupp, associate professor of pomology at the Fruit Research and Extension Center, and Sandy Feather, horticulture extension educator, talk about crop conditions in light of unpredictable spring weather.

March 28, 2012

Extension educator Mandel Smith partners with the Pottstown School District to enhance family nutrition.

March 27, 2012

Josh Lambert, assistant professor of food science, talks about research that suggests compounds in chocolate may help block fat absorption.

March 26, 2012

Beth Gugino, assistant professor of plant pathology, talks about how mild winter and early spring weather might affect the development of plant diseases.

March 26, 2012

Nancy Knauss, horticulture extension educator, recommends steps to save early blooming garden and landscape plants from an expected hard frost.

March 26, 2012

Extension educator Jennifer Bratthauar says it's uncertain how the mild winter will affect stink bug populations.

March 26, 2012

This story summarizes a Penn State Extension survey that examined how Marcellus Shale development is affecting local school districts.

March 26, 2012

This story quotes Susan Smith, the state coordinator of Operation: Military Kids, a program administered through 4-H.

March 26, 2012

Extension educator Gary Sheppard says growers can only hope this year's early blooms don't succumb to a killing frost.

March 26, 2012

Extension educator Ed Flory offers tips on planting your garden.

March 26, 2012

Maple products judge and extension educator Bob Hansen talks about the quality of Somerset County's maple syrup.

March 23, 2012

Extension educator Bob Hansen comments on how early spring weather has affected maple syrup production in Pennsylvania.

March 23, 2012

Penn State Extension Master Gardener Jim Hitz suggests native berry varieties for home planting.

March 23, 2012

Jim Frazier, professor of entomology, says the use of neonicotinoid pesticides is worrisome for honey bee survival.

March 23, 2012

Meat scientist Ed Mills, associate professor of dairy and animal science, is quoted.

March 22, 2012

Tom Murphy, extension educator and co-director of the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, says widespread use of natural gas as a transportation fuel may not be economically feasible yet.

March 22, 2012

Heather Mikulas, ag entrepreneurship extension educator, talks about how the Allegheny County Local Food Showcase helps promote local businesses.

March 22, 2012

John Tooker, assistant professor of entomology, explains the possible effects of the early spring weather on insect populations.

March 20, 2012

Coverage of a study by Daniel Tobin, doctoral candidate in Agricultural and Extension Education.

March 20, 2012

Louise Sprowls, Penn State Extension Master Gardener coordinator in Somerset County, recommends waiting to plant tender garden crops due to the risk of frost.