Onion, Seed Corn, and Cabbage Maggots
May 18, 2015
These maggots attack seeds and small seedlings. While cabbage maggot and onion maggot attack only the seeds and seedlings of their namesakes, seed corn maggot will attack many plant species. Peak flight for the first generation of seed corn maggot was May 2nd in SE PA. Maggots have been confirmed in three fields in Adams, Lehigh and Lancaster Counties. Cabbage maggot is at 25% emergence and onion maggot is not out yet.
Black Cutworm Update
May 5, 2015
Penn State Extension’s Black Cutworm Monitoring Network has now detected six significant flights of this migratory pest species across the state. Black cutworms are a bit more active than usual this year; thus, growers generally need to be aware of this situation and watch your fields as the spring progresses.
Biodegradable Plastic Mulches
April 24, 2015
Project addresses barriers to using biodegradable plastic mulches.
The Mid-Atlantic Berry Pathology Program
April 23, 2015
Dr. Cassandra Swett started at University of Maryland, College Park as the new grape and small fruit pathologist in May 2014, with a split research and extension appointment. Her primary functions are to develop basic and applied information that improves management of grape and small fruit diseases, provide a resource to extension specialists and educators, and communicate information on disease management to producers.
Announcing the Mid-Atlantic Berry Pathology Twitter Site
April 23, 2015
Real time disease updates are now available for berry growers. "Follow" on line or via your smart phone!