The warm weather and the accumulation of degree days, which in Pennsylvania are on pace with 2012 spring conditions, moved the development of plants and insect pests very rapidly forward.
Multiple years of studies in grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following storage.
Conditions are optimal for fire blight, apple scab, and rust infections. Growers are encouraged to keep trees protected. Other diseases for the fruit grower radar are also discussed.
A summer Vegetable and Fruit Field Day at Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center is being planned!
A successful strawberry planting hinges on getting the basics right at planting time. If you can pay attention to the basics, you are well on your way to having a vigorous planting.
Pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for the regulation of underground injection wells, including those for waste disposal or storage associated with oil and gas production.
Too much time away from their pen can cause a deficit in cows' daily time budget.
The pursuit of lower somatic cell counts to achieve milk quality goals leads some to wonder if the cow's immune response is compromised.
Feeding more milk replacer to calves can increase average daily gain, but can reduce starter intake and lower nitrogen efficiency and postweaning digestion.
Pain management makes dehorning less dreadful for you and your calves.
A webinar on how local municipalities can use reverse fiscal impact analysis to assist in hazard mitigation planning will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension on May 17.
The following should be considered when developing a fertilizer program for potato production.
Many vegetable crops are started in the greenhouse as transplants, and then planted out into the field for crop production.
Los productores de fruta de próxima generación que asistan a esta sesión de campo obtendrán capacitación práctica sobre identificación de malezas y exploración. Cada participante recibirá una nueva guía de malezas a color titulada Stubborn Weeds de Pennsylvania. La guía está disponible en español e inglés. Una comida lijera será servido después del curso, y todos son invitados a una reunión Twilight en la huerta de Hollabaugh a las 6.
Next generation fruit producers who attend a field session on Thursday, May 4, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, will gain hands-on training in weed identification and scouting. Each participant will receive a new, full-color weed guide titled "Stubborn Weeds of Pennsylvania." The guide is available in Spanish and English. Growers will also have the opportunity to test a new app for keeping scouting records. A light meal will be served following the workshop, and growers are invited to an Orchard Twilight Meeting at nearby Hollabaugh Orchards at 6 pm.
On a recent trip to a wholesale marketing cooperative, the manager explained how she is always looking for more fruit from her growers.
When it comes to the livestock business, or any agricultural enterprise for that matter, a broad perspective and an open mind about potential market channels can help strengthen your business. Extension Educator, Walt Bumgarner, shares his thoughts on managing product for multiple markets.
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created videos to refresh growers on innovative growing techniques for the start of the 2017 growing season.
Timely tree training and integrated management of newly planted trees will ensure the success and future profitability of high density apple plantings.
Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards and Community Fire Response Capabilities