EPA's Science Advisory Board chosen and where updates can be found
Thinking about growing a few perennials in containers to sell? Before you get started, there are important things to think about.
This is an excellent resource for any grower interested in learning more about how selected organic materials such as spinosad and Streptomyces lydicus work against pests and there efficacy based on published university trials.
A supplemental label was approved reducing the PHI from 7 to 0 days on fruiting vegetables.
New contact insecticide (IRAC Group 28 + 16) is now available to help manage Lepidopteran insects like the Yellowstriped armyworms which was problematic in 2012.
A Special Local Needs ((Section 24(c)) label for was approved for use of Gowan Malathion 8 Flowable on blueberries for spotted wing drosophila control.
A replicated experiment was conducted at the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in 2012 to evaluate new varieties and experimental hybrids that have resistance to late blight in terms of horticultural traits and susceptibility to diseases.
A practical table describing marketable yield typical for commonly grown vegetable and small fruit crops in Pennsylvania.
How many times have you said to yourself, "What this place needs is..." Maybe it's time to do something about it.
This paper briefly discusses some of the enological sessions at the 2013 Eastern Winery Exposition. Topics include: white wine phenolics, winery energy savings, and sour rot.
Springtime woods are a celebration of change, emergence, and discovery.
A Penn State team has received accolades for developing research databases related to 4-H and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, also known as EFNEP. Led by Jan Scholl, associate professor of agricultural and extension education, and Amy Paster, associate librarian in the Penn State University Libraries, the team was selected to receive the 2013 Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences from the Association of College and Research Libraries.
It’s been all too common that an older generation of farmers pondering: “Who will take over after I retire?” has been left without an answer. Yet there is a significant younger generation asking: “How can I get started?”
FSA recently launched their new micro-loan program. If you are a new farmer who needs a loan of less than $35,000 the micro-loan program might be a good fit.
If you are a greenhouse grower, it may seem like the last thing you need in April is something else to do. But a quick check now of the quality of water you use for irrigation and pesticide application can save you time and headaches in the future. Using water that is balanced in pH and alkalinity, and is low in suspended solids and dissolved minerals, will improved the growth and quality of your plants and maximize the efficacy of pesticides you apply.
If you have a pond and want to stock it with trout there are a few things you need to think about.
A new generation of specialty crop growers is building coalitions to develop innovative approaches for meeting future growing and marketing challenges. Participate as much or as little as you want, but get to know other young producers, university extension workers and industry members in your field.
A bi-partisan state senate resolution passed to study the demand for natural gas service in the Commonwealth
A Northeast Environment and Weather Association program is being introduced this spring to include the Cornell MaluSim carbohydrate model based upon data collected from a grower’s location and compiled by a specific weather instrument.
My goal as the new plant pathologist at the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center is to provide timely disease updates and management strategies for tree fruit growers throughout the season through Fruit Times newsletters and timely email updates.