Social media have become an exciting way to enhance your farm business's marketing activities, allowing you, the owner, or manager, to connect directly with your audience. While a social media presence is almost expected of many businesses, many owners struggle with how to use the various tools to connect.
It’s getting a little late in the season to do much about SWD for this year, but here are some observations that you might want to consider as you make plans for next year.
Penn State’s Extension Vegetable and Small Fruit Program Team presents a series of webinars to keep you informed on critical production issues. The series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers and industry representatives in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.
Registration is now open for participants and for trade show exhibitors for the 2012 Western Pennsylvania Vegetable and Berry Growers Seminar, November 13th, in Butler, PA.
Join us Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 & 14 at the Penn State Lancaster Center and Lancaster Farm and Home Center Building.
Last week I attended the organic vegetable twilight meeting at the Long Island Research Center for Cornell Cooperative Extension. Dr. Meg McGrath is a key researcher for organic plant disease management in the Northeast and I wanted to see the sites “in vivo.”
The deadline for applying for funds from the Organic Certification Cost Share Program is quickly approaching. An article from the United States Department of Agriculture explains how you can apply.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA -- Honeybees exposed to agrochemicals used on farms may develop learning impairments that prevent them from being able to forage or even find their way back to the hive, say researchers at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
The New Farmer Training Program and Agricultural Incubator at The Seed Farm in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, is now accepting applications for the 2013 season.
Blossom end rot (BER) is showing up again this year in peppers and tomatoes.
The National Organic Program (NOP) has recently published a final rule to amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, effective August 3, 2012.
The Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) has developed the Organic Seed Finder, a Web-based database to link growers seeking organic seed with suppliers.
Placing problem potatoes into storage can't make them better, but properly managed storage can help maintain quality and minimize deterioration of good quality potatoes.
With the favorable cucurbit downy mildew weather over the past few weeks, downy mildew is being reported on many different types of cucurbits not just cucumbers and cantaloupes!
Heavy rains have lead to an increase in the number of reports of Phytophthora blight in cucurbit and pepper fields in Pennsylvania.
With the cooler night temperatures, extended dew periods and recent rains moving across Pennsylvania, late blight is continuing to spread both in commercial fields as well as home gardens.