Moldy core is characterized by the growth of fungus mycelium within the apple fruit seed cavity, without penetration into the flesh of the fruit.
We heard and saw many problems with calcium deficiencies in commercial orchards this past year. I thought it would be a good idea to review how the 2016 growing season may have impacted those problems.
There is not a strong signal that the dry fall weather in the Southeast tips the scales toward a wetter or drier late winter-early spring in the Northeast.
Plan to attend one of the pre-conference workshops, held on January 30th, the day before the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention begins.
Penn State Extension has planned nine educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this winter. The regional meetings are being held all across the state.
I spent most of the summer writing a review paper on apple rootstocks and came across quite a bit of information that might be of interest to commercial fruit growers.
A new Sustainable Agriculture Educator, Megan Chawner, joined Penn State Extension in Lehigh and Northampton counties the beginning of December.
There is a mystery surrounding rapid apple decline/sudden apple decline of young, dwarf apple trees. For the last several years, there have been many reports in Pennsylvania and, most recently, in the Northeast and states south about unusual sudden decline of young, dwarf apple trees.
Sanitation is the best offense for disease management, especially when it comes to canker removal.
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created new videos for Spanish speaking fruit growers.
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.