Plan to attend one of the pre-conference workshops, held on January 30th, the day before the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention begins.
A new Sustainable Agriculture Educator, Megan Chawner, joined Penn State Extension in Lehigh and Northampton counties the beginning of December.
As dramatic weather events increase, pest pressure intensifies, and local markets vitalize, berry growers are looking for ways to protect their crop and lengthen their season.
We collected date 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.
You may be receiving an email or a letter from Penn State in the coming weeks. You need to take action in order to continue receiving updates and alerts from Extension.
Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 15 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2017 through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP program.
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.
There are a lot of good reasons for using covers crops on vegetable farms including recycling or adding nitrogen to the soil.
Portable equipment can help producers, including small-scale and local farmers, get products to market quickly.
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) High and Low Tunnel Berry Project Update #1—information on growing strawberries and raspberries in containers.
In 2015 and 2016, an aggressive form of black leg/soft rot caused by the bacterial pathogen Dickeya dianthicola was confirmed in a potato seed lots being grown in numerous states in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions including Pennsylvania.
The Leola Produce Auction in Lancaster County, PA opened in 1985 and has been in its current location since 1986.
Phytophthora is on the move and it continues to infect new farms every year.
View this new 4-part video series to help you understand how your farm or food business may be affected under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
In September, 2016 we met with Scott Hoffman, Field Manager with Furmano’s, for a tour of Furmano’s processing plant in Northumberland, Pennsylvania to see how tomatoes are processed into various products including pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce and crushed, diced, stewed and whole peeled tomatoes.
The purpose of safety data sheets (SDS) is to provide detailed information about all chemicals and pesticides including the chemical properties, various hazards (e.g., physical, health, environmental, etc.), protective measures, and safety precautions (e.g., handling, storing, and transporting).
Tomato harvest was in full swing during a recent visit to Earl Lake's Farm.
Use management objectives to determine rye cover crop seeding rates.