The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive insect that was first discovered in Berks County in September 2014. The insect has the potential to destroy high-value crops, including grapes, tree fruits and hardwood lumber.
Plan to attend the 2016 Advanced Biocontrol School and learn how using biocontrols within an integrated pest management (IPM) program can be a viable alternative to using pesticides.
You are invited to attend the Western Pennsylvania Vegetable & Small Fruit Seminar. This meeting is for producers and industry representatives, and provides research-based information on best management practices in the production and marketing of vegetables and small fruits.
Fresh fruit and vegetable producers who are seeking Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification need to pass a USDA GAP audit. This Mock Audit is a demonstration held on a working farm in Allegheny County. It is designed to help fresh produce farmers learn how to assess food safety risks on their farm, and what to expect from a third party GAP audit.