Continued Success with Strawberries at Pallman Farms
October 24, 2014
Pallman Farms is located in Clarks Summit, Pa, just outside Scranton, which is in plant hardiness zone 6a. They raise direct marketed turkeys, grow 10 to 12 acres of pick your own strawberries and wholesale tomatoes. They have been gracious hosts to many Penn State research plots over the years. Much of the late Dr. Cyril Smith’s vegetable soil fertility work was done on their farms in the 1980s and nineties. More recently Berry Specialist Kathy Demchak has conducted both strawberry herbicide and black root rot trials on the farm.
Winterizing Your Drip Irrigation System
October 23, 2014
The changing of the color of the leaves and the advent of falling temperatures at night along with pumpkin, broccoli, potato and apple harvest signals to me that cooler weather is just around the corner. Having worked many years with irrigation systems and drip irrigation systems in particular, I thought that this would be an appropriate time to share with you some tips on winterizing irrigation systems so that your system will be ready for next spring.
Farm Success through Successful Employees at Boistfort Valley Farm
October 17, 2014
Mike Peroni owns and operates Boistfort Valley Farm; growing certified organic produce in Southwest Washington. Located along the Banks of the South Fork of the Chehalis River 90 miles South of Seattle, the farm covers about 70 acres, and in season, employs 25 people. He has been involved in direct farm marketing since 1988 and sells directly to consumers through farmers markets and a thriving CSA program. The farm also supplies select restaurants and regional retailers. Mike shares tips for successful employees.
Profits: Choosing Your Marketing Methods Workshop
October 10, 2014
Penn State Extension of Lehigh County is pleased to announce a workshop on December 10, 2014, devoted to helping farmers assess and choose marketing methods. Those interested in direct-to-consumer sales will learn with experts from Pennsylvania and New York.
2015 Commercial Recommendations Guide and Rutgers Experiment Station
October 8, 2014
Ever wonder how the Production guide is updated?