People can reduce the populations of spotted lanternfly on their properties by killing the overwintering eggs.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Pennsylvania as a result of the frost and freeze that occurred on April 4 – 10, 2016.
An update to last Fall’s article on growing berries in grow bags is sorely needed, just to keep other people from repeating some of our less-than-enjoyable experiences.
With spring on the horizon, now is a good time to talk about plastic mulch and alternate options.
The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement (§112.22.c).
Most vegetable crops start their life as seeds.
The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
Questionnaire will help Penn State Extension develop educational resources for businesses preparing for Food Safety Modernization Act.
At a recent study circle meeting held in New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, vegetable growers shared their questions, thoughts and experiences about how to make the most efficient use of time, tools, labor and resources on the farm.
We collected data on performance of strawberry cultivars in the second harvest year of a plasticulture planting at the Penn State South East Ag Research and Extension Center in Manheim, PA.
Exclusion prevents the entrance of pest organisms into new rooms and their escape from older ones. The latter should not be underestimated.
Do you think older strawberry cultivars tasted better than the newer cultivars?
Growers looking to high efficiency vent-free heaters for their greenhouse operation may be disappointed in their performance when growing ethylene sensitive crops like tomatoes.
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.
We visited with Ephraim Zook at his farm in Ephrata, PA. Ephraim has been farming vegetables on 60 acres since 2000.
A new Sustainable Agriculture Educator, Megan Chawner, joined Penn State Extension in Lehigh and Northampton counties the beginning of December.
We collected data 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.
More than 300 people attended an update meeting about the invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly, on October 27, 2016 in Bally, PA.
The Lancaster Vegetable Farmers Cooperative was started as a place where growers could dry, sort, grade, and package onions and winter squash.
Integrated Pest Management or IPM is a strategy for pest management that uses a combination of practices to minimize risks to people and the environment while reducing pest problems.