Importance of Native Plants Discussed at PA Farm Show

HARRISBURG – Blair County Conservation District’s Suzanne Black discussed how to help native plants survive and thrive yesterday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania’s native plants are constantly under threat to be crowded out by invasive plant species. “Native plants are plants indigenous to a given area in geologic time,” said Black. “This includes plants

Protecting our Pollinators to be Discussed at Farm Show

Pennsylvania is home to hundreds of species of pollinators. There are 500 species of bees alone that call Pennsylvania home. In addition to bees, pollinators include beetles, butterflies, moths, and even flies. At the PA Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will join representatives from the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State, beekeepers,