The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created new videos for Spanish speaking fruit growers.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania, the Adams County Fruit Grower Association and Penn State Extension have jointly planned a workshop to assist growers in reviewing the requirements of the H-2A guest worker program.
We collected date on performance of sixteen cultivars or advanced selections of strawberries in the second harvest year of a matted-row trial. Some were great, and others had a few issues.
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In general, apples matured slightly earlier than normal this year.
The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention is just around the corner. Our key out of state speakers will be Phil Schwallier from Michigan State and Guido Schnabel from Clemson.
Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 15 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2017 through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP program.
More than 300 people attended an update meeting about the invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly, on October 27, 2016 in Bally, PA.
The Penn State Extension Young Grower Alliance is hosting a hands-on grafting workshop on January 30th, the Monday preceding the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention.
After a busy harvest season, there are still several jobs to be done and one of those important jobs is pruning.
Portable equipment can help producers, including small-scale and local farmers, get products to market quickly.
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) High and Low Tunnel Berry Project Update #1—information on growing strawberries and raspberries in containers.
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created new videos for fruit growers. These ten minute ‘Learn Now’ videos are short, to-the-point guides explaining topics that are fundamental to commercial orchard intensification and efficiency.
Growers can get a jump on disease management for the 2017 season this fall. This month’s article will be a review of tips to manage apple scab, peach leaf curl, and cherry leaf spot.
With the onset of colder temperatures at the end of the harvest, there are still things that need to get done in the orchard before winter.
Honeycrisp is a wildly popular apple variety. While it has outstanding crispness and flavor, it has its faults.
During August and September we saw apples mature a bit earlier than normal. Once mature, they quickly tree-ripened. The hot, dry weather and full sun exposure of tall-spindle trees compressed the harvest window. This earliness and rapid ripening has continued with Fuji and Cripps Pink.
View this new 4-part video series to help you understand how your farm or food business may be affected under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
During the last four weeks we have observed a very sharp increase in the number of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) adults collected in various monitoring traps placed around orchards located in southern Pennsylvania. After relatively lower levels of infestation on fruit observed during the last two seasons, this 2016 harvest seems to bring back a serious BMSB challenge.
During August and September we saw apples mature a bit earlier than normal, but once mature, they quickly tree-ripened. Due to the hot, dry weather, and the full sun exposure of trees managed as tall-spindles, the harvest window was compressed. This week, we began sampling late-season varieties, Fuji and Cripps Pink. While Fuji fruit lacks red color, fruit ripening has already begun.