In this post, Dr. John Masiunas from the University of Illinois addresses the issue of what to do when vegetable or fruit crops are injured from pesticide drift.
Sweet corn growers usually deal with fall armyworms. This year we are also seeing problems of another species, true armyworm.
Late blight has now been confirmed in Blair, Franklin, Mifflin, Lancaster and Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania.
The cool, wet weather conditions we've been experiencing can result in herbicide injury to sweet corn. This post covers herbicide injury symptoms, how the weather can lead to herbicide injury and what to do if herbicide injury is a problem.
To-date late blight has been confirmed on five farms in four counties and more unconfirmed outbreaks are suspected.
This past week late blight was confirmed on potato and/or tomato in Blair, Franklin and now Mifflin Co., PA.
Today late blight was confirmed on tomato and/or potato in Franklin and Blair County, PA.
Many species that overwinter in Pennsylvania apparently have done so with high survival rates. For example, we’ve seen very strong populations of several species of maggots, cucumber beetles, and asparagus beetle in April and May. However, many of our pests tend not to overwinter, but arrive as long distant migrants. We can now confirm that the long-distant migrants listed below have also been reported in May.
The cucumber beetle has turned up this week in scouting of local greenhouse cucumber crops.
In 2007, fifty eggplant scions were grafted onto tomato rootstock that was resistant to Verticillium Wilt.
You are invited to see more than 4 acres of production, including 3 acres of the variety Seascape established in the spring of 2012.
This article should help you understand how to maintain drip irrigation systems.
This year, with funding from the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association, we are starting a 2-year study to evaluate synergistic sweet corn cultivars across Pennsylvania.
This is the first report of cucurbit downy mildew in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2012! Know the signs and symptoms so you can be vigilant when scouting your crops!
This is the first confirmed report of late blight in the region this season.
Got Canada thistle? In strawberries? It’s not unusual. Canada thistle is one of Pennsylvania’s worst perennial weeds and often infests strawberry plantings.
As a general rule, vegetable crops require 1 - 1.5 acre-inches of water per week. Penn State's Elsa Sanchez and Bill Lamont explain how to determine how long to run your drip irrigation system to meet this need.
Stewart's wilt of sweet corn can cause significant damage. The extent is directly correlated to winter temperatures. What can we expect in 2012?
This past summer, fall, winter and now this spring - have been unusual. One item that can help growers deal with the weather changes, at least for plants that are close to the ground, is a floating row cover. There are many different types from which to choose.
Beneficial insects do a lot of pest management naturally, with little help from us.