The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will accept proposals through February 23 for projects that increase the visibility and competitiveness of the state’s fruit and vegetable, nursery, horticultural and nut products.
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.
The National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative (NSSI) is seeking input through a a nationwide survey of strawberry growers, managers, nursery operators, advisors and extension educators.
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.
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 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.
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.