Powdery mildew, a warm-weather high-humidity disease, is present in some blueberry plantings. Lowbush, highbush, and rabbiteye blueberries are all affected.
Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGICC) updates the 2012 report on the status of wastewater produced by Shale gas development.
Producing the greatest quantity of the highest quality tomatoes (peppers too) requires careful attention to production details.
Pennsylvania producers looking for information about how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable through pasture and grazing management can take advantage of a home study course offered by Penn State Extension this fall.
Although this year the pressure from brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) appears to be somehow lower than in previous years, all stages of BMSB are being observed in and outside of orchards.
As apples mature, they begin to produce large amounts of the ripening hormone, ethylene. One of the ripening processes stimulated by ethylene is stem loosening.
Two of our least favorite fall pests may be consorting together. Warm rains in the spring and now late summer, combined with heavy dews have resulted in medium to high insect and fruit rot activity this fall in berry crops.
In summary, corn earworm (CEW) and/or fall armyworm (FAW) captures are at levels that puts sweet corn at risk. This is occurring at multiple sites, especially in Bucks, Centre, Clinton, Erie, Fayette, Lancaster, Mifflin and Washington Counties.
Pennsylvania growers understanding the benefits of cover cropping recognize that establishment time is near.
There are many factors that affect Honeycrisp storage behavior, and some occur during harvest. Spot picking fruit at the optimum stage of maturity, compared to slightly immature, can reduce bitter pit, whereas soft scald and soggy breakdown can be reduced by harvesting fruit before it becomes over-mature.
At any time something can occur and disrupt the routine business of government. Do you have a plan to reduce the impact on key services?
How profitable was this market over that one? Should we raise chickens again? How is the business doing? Answers to these questions must be informed by highly organized, detailed farm financial information. As your farm business evolves and matures, QuickBooks most often becomes the solution of choice for storing all of your farm's financial data and analyzing your business.
2015 Quiz Bowl Semifinal Results
Quiet through the weekend followed by some unsettled weather next week.
Corn silage dry down is variable and progressing rapidly.
Late summer forage seeding dates window is here, so get them in on time.
Researchers at Penn State are investigating how solitary and wild bees are increasingly important in the pollination of crops.
After two years of testing, hybrid ryes (“not your father’s rye”) are impressive.
With expectations the final 2015 U.S. corn and soybean harvest will be at least slightly less than currently projected by USDA.
From John Tooker, PSU Entomology Specialist. Reports from this week indicate continued low pest pressure overall.