Due to the presence of green tip on early varieties of apples combined with rain and mild temperatures occurring this week, we are in our first apple scab infection period for 2017.
People can reduce the populations of spotted lanternfly on their properties by killing the overwintering eggs.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Pennsylvania as a result of the frost and freeze that occurred on April 4 – 10, 2016.
Penn State Extension has planned ten educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this spring.
An update to last Fall’s article on growing berries in grow bags is sorely needed, just to keep other people from repeating some of our less-than-enjoyable experiences.
The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement (§112.22.c).
For commercial tree fruit growers in Pennsylvania, who feel they have been experiencing Rapid Apple Decline in their orchard, we are requesting their assistance by completing a questionnaire to help us further study the problem.
Penn State Extension held nine regional educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this winter.
Some of the burn-down herbicides have been implicated as possible causes of damage to young tree trunks that have green tissue on portions of the lower trunk.
We just finished winter tree fruit meetings during which I talked about some new herbicide registrations.
Consider applying dormant sprays soon to manage fungal and bacterial diseases this season.
The updated Penn State Extension Spray Record-Keeping Spreadsheet for apples, pears, peaches, and cherries is now available from Penn State Extension.
Depending on your location, the warm weather over the last few weeks may have pushed some fruit trees along. For disease management, consider applying dormant copper and urea sprays soon.
The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
Questionnaire will help Penn State Extension develop educational resources for businesses preparing for Food Safety Modernization Act.
Evaluating relationships between variables involves a statistical method called “regression analysis.”
We collected data on performance of strawberry cultivars in the second harvest year of a plasticulture planting at the Penn State South East Ag Research and Extension Center in Manheim, PA.
Research in the college helps shape the apple industry.
Do you think older strawberry cultivars tasted better than the newer cultivars?
Moldy core is characterized by the growth of fungus mycelium within the apple fruit seed cavity, without penetration into the flesh of the fruit.