Conditions are favorable for fire blight and apple scab. Additional tools for the fire blight management toolbox are discussed.
Can you and your family get in the spring spirit and try a new dark green vegetable?
Physical activity is important for children and adults of all ages. Being active as a family can benefit everyone. Adults need 2½ hours a week of physical activity, and children need 60 minutes a day. Follow these tips to add more activity to your family’s busy schedule.
Have you seen produce wash products and wonder, are they necessary? They add unnecessary dollars to the food bill.
Are you getting excited about planting now that spring is here? How about getting your lawn in shape? Before you get carried away with shopping for your garden plants and buying lime and fertilizer, please consider getting your soil tested to find out exactly what nutrients you need in order to have a happy lawn and garden.
Before the widespread use of plastic mulch, drip irrigation, high tunnels and greenhouse production, there seemed to be a clear line of demarcation between vegetables that could be transplanted, and those that had to be seeded directly into the field. Grower innovations have nearly erased that line.
Have you ever wondered if there is anything that you can simply consume as part of your meals that will benefit your allergy symptoms?
Spring is one of the busiest times of the year on a farm and sometimes things are so busy that safety is not given the priority that it needs to keep everyone safe. Below are some ways to help improve safety and decrease the risk of injury at your farm operation.
The spring season has begun! This past week (April 3 to April 9) we had our first damage sighting. We've also had field collected pupa emerge over the weekend suggesting the beginning of adult activity.
The European Water chestnut has nothing to do with the edible variety. It is a rooted aquatic plant that can dominate ponds, shallow lakes, and rivers.
Growing a garden can be very rewarding. Understanding how to properly prepare a garden is a very important part of growing safe produce.
If you are on a private well, it is your responsibility to determine the quality of your drinking water. If you have an on-lot sewage disposal system, it is your responsibility to ensure that the system is operating properly.
With a few small recipe adaptations, honey can be used to replace some or all sugar in your baked goods.
Small fruit and vegetable growers understand the role that honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees play in pollination of crops.
Please help out spotted wing drosophila researchers by completing the following survey.
The allium leafminer, Phytomyza gymnostoma, is a fly that originates from Poland, Germany, Austria and Spain, and was confirmed in 18 counties in Pennsylvania last year.
Broad mites are being observed more frequently on a variety of vegetable crops in the field, high tunnel, and greenhouse.
It’s easy to wish for an early end to winter or more bright and sunny days, but don’t malign the importance of those grey wet days, the importance of a decent snow pack, the importance of groundwater, and the impacts we have on water.
Besides being green in color, what do Swiss chard, Lima beans and spinach have in common? The answer is they are all vegetables that contain a high amount of potassium.
How do you engage community members? Let me count the ways.