White Mold: A Challenging Year for Snap Bean, Now What?
October 28, 2014
The cooler wet field conditions made white mold a challenging disease to manage in snap beans this past season. Numerous acres were passed over for harvest as a result and overall quality was reduced not only in Pennsylvania but in surrounding states as well.
Vegetable and Small Fruit Production Webinars Return
October 27, 2014
The Winter Wednesday Lunch Series of vegetable and small fruit production webinars returns for its fourth year starting December 10, 2014, and running through March 25, 2015. Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present this series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues.
Educational Tour for Young Specialty Crop and Livestock Producers
October 27, 2014
The Penn State Extension Young Grower Alliance is sponsoring a tour to Spiral Path Farm and North Mountain Pastures on Tuesday, November 18, 9 am to 3 pm.
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.
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.