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 Be vigilant and scout for apple scab! Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
May 26, 2017

Diseases for the fruit grower radar and their management strategies are discussed as we wrap up May and begin June.

Too late to manage peach leaf curl when symptoms are present. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
May 26, 2017

Peach leaf curl has caught many folks off guard this year. Tips for preventing the disease next season are discussed.

Growing apple terminal injured by Obliquebanded leafroller (June). Photo: Greg Krawczyk
May 26, 2017

The 2017 biofix for the first brood tufted apple bud moth (TABM) at the Penn State orchards in Biglerville was established on May 1st while for the obliquebanded leafroller (OBLR) on May 20th.

May 26, 2017

Research could increase growers' yields while also improving quality and shelf life for consumers

 Photo: P. Landschoot, Penn State
May 26, 2017

On May 22, 2017, I received a call from a golf course superintendent in central PA about a disease that was producing yellow circular patches on his annual bluegrass greens.

Photo 1. Early symptom of orange rust. Photo: K. Demchak
May 26, 2017

Orange rust is a systemic disease, any plants propagated from infected plants will also be infected.

Image:  Penn State
May 26, 2017

Strip mines are so common in rural Pennsylvania that many people are unfazed by the sight of rock-filled piles of dirt and tracts of barren land.

Cordwood is one of the popular ways wood can be used for energy in Pennsylvania
May 25, 2017

Energy Extension display to be at 2 day event

May 25, 2017

This July 27th, Penn State Extension is pleased to offer a series of technical half day workshops in renewable energy (Solar, Bioenergy, Wind) and sustainability.

May 25, 2017

The recently formed Association of Warm Season Grass Producers Announces its Summer Meeting for June 24

Average US Cost to Produce Solar PV Power, based on NREL Data
May 25, 2017

Many Regions in the US are reaching a tipping point in terms of the economics of solar photovoltaics

Professor Marvin Hall Discusses Ecosystem Benefits of Switchgrass at the Recent Short Course
May 25, 2017

Short Course Discusses Ecosystem Services Provided by Perennial Plantings

The Equilifruit disc. Photo: J. Schupp, Penn State
May 25, 2017

It will soon be time to start hand thinning and applying return bloom sprays to apple orchards.

Image;  C Williams Penn State
May 25, 2017

Farm members of landowner groups in Bradford, Susquehanna Wyoming and Lackawanna counties sought for focus groups for research through Penn State.

May 24, 2017

Seasonally cool and wet conditions to prevail across the commonwealth in the coming week. Penn State’s Art Person gives us the details and looks at the forecast into the first week of June.

May 24, 2017

We are currently seeking individuals to fill the following positions. Please pass along to those you feel may be a good fit for the job:

Figure 1. Early Flowering (note yellow pollen filled anthers)
May 24, 2017

Yes, it’s wet, but head scab risk is still low. Why is that?

May 24, 2017

Join Joel and Don Myers and a team of research and extension personnel from Penn State for an update on several promising technologies that can improve soil quality and crop productivity. More details will be forthcoming in next week’s Field Crop News.

May 24, 2017

If you use manure, the amount of fertilizer nitrogen you apply at planting effects your pre-sidedress testing options later this spring.