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.
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.
The National Organic Program has recently published a final rule: Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops and Processing). A brief summary of the final rule is included below.
What do you think of when you hear the term "Pesticide Use?" You probably only think about pesticide application. However, there is much more to SAFE and effective pesticide use than just the application process.
Equipment! Which piece do I buy? What works best? The Seed Farm will showcase soil and weed management equipment and techniques for small- to medium-scale vegetable producers.
The complete guide or individual chapters from the publication Guide to Financing the Community Supported Farm are now available.
Over the last 3 weeks, the Plant Disease Clinic has received many greenhouse samples with root problems from a wide variety of plant material.
With the warm weather insects are early this spring. Growers have seen damage from onion, seed corn and possibly cabbage maggot. Onion maggot damage of 10-20% has been confirmed in two fields in the Shippensburg area. Bean seed maggot was confirmed in Northampton County yesterday.
Warm season vegetable crops still have several weeks of waiting to be planted in central Pennsylvania fields but Penn State researchers are still busy with field work.
While most people think that vegetable pests are a major problem during the middle of the growing season (during the summer), there are insects that are ready to go as soon as a crop is planted - even in early spring!
Take a look at the results of our 2010-11 kabocha and buttercup squash cultivar trials.
Given the growth stage of berry crops and the current weather, frost protection is on everyone’s mind. I thought this might be a good time for a re-run of a portion of a frost-related article, and some frost-related “Berry Good Questions” from past years paraphrased and condensed, plus a couple of new ones thrown in.
A Special Local Needs 24(c) label has been issued for the use of the bird repellant Avipel on field and sweet corn. The label allows for hopper-box application only.