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Hetz and Rose Selected as Newest PLNA Board Members

In November, the PLNA membership was called upon to elect two new representatives to the Board of Directors. Thank you for your participation. The new Board members are Hagan Hetz of Fairview Evergreen Nurseries in Erie and Torrey Rose of Holly Days Nursery in Ambler. Hagan and Torrey will begin serving their terms on ... (more)

 November Election Brings Change, More of the Same

Ballot BoxHARRISBURG – The November 4th election produced more of the same in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, with Republicans increasing their majorities in both the state house and senate. Republicans now hold 119 of 203 majority in the House and a 30 of 50 majority in the Senate. Pennsylvania’s Congressional seats remained status quo at thirteen Republican and five Democratic. Bucking national trends, where Republicans successfully defended all but two of... (more)  

Legislative Scorecard for 2013-2014

Pa. Capitol

HARRISBURG - PLNA had many successes during the 2013-2014 legislative session. Many of these successes were not achieved by PLNA alone, but through coalitions of other groups that shared similar interests to PLNA. PLNA is always looking for partners when we pursue legislative objectives. This is why PLNA participates actively in organizations such the Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations, the Penn State Ag Council... (more)

Eighteen Counties Identified for 2015 CHEMSWEEP Program

ChemSweepHARRISBURG, PA – Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 18 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2015 through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP program. The program is offered in different counties each year. In 2015 it will be available in Bucks, Crawford, Dauphin, Erie, Fayette, Greene, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lycoming, Mercer, Mifflin, Montgomery, Perry, Philadelphia, Susquehanna, Tioga... (more)

President Takes Immigration Actions

Immigration ReformWASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama announced November 20 that he would take a series of administration actions to defer deportation of up to 4.5 million undocumented immigrants and provide them with work authorization. The announcement was quickly and roundly criticized by Republican leaders in Congress. The president’s announcement included the following initiatives: Expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program... (more)

Thousand Cankers Disease Quarantine Expanded to Lancaster County

HARRISBURG - Following the detection of Thousand Cankers Disease in Lancaster County, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture enacted a quarantine, effective immediately, restricting the movement of wood and wood products. Lancaster joins Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, which were quarantined in August 2014, and Bucks County, which was quarantined in 2011.The quarantine restricts the movement of all walnut material and hardwood... (more)

Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine in Berks County

Spotted LanternflyThe Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White), an invasive planthopper has been discovered in Berks County. The pest is native to China, India, Japan, Vietnam, and introduced to Korea where it is a pest. This pest attacks many hosts including grapes, apple, pines, stone fruits, and Tree of Heaven and has the potential to greatly impact the grape, fruit tree, and logging industries. Early detection is vital for the protection of Pennsylvania businesses and agriculture.  A special meeting on this quarantine will be held on November 5, 2014 and is available as a webinar. PDA is requesting... (more)



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Pesticide Applicator Short Course

12/8/2014 » 12/11/2014
NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care

12/8/2014
Professional Pest Managers School

12/9/2014
Cambria County Turf & Ornamental Update