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Resource Links

Penn State Vegetable and Small Fruit Websites

Small Fruits
Penn State Small Fruit information. Backyard gardeners and commercial growers alike will find publications and links to wide-ranging topics from growing small fruits in gardens to large-scale production.

Herb Directory
Penn State's resource to herb production information.

Penn State Farm Business Website
Keeping ag entrepreneurs informed about emerging industry issues and providing the tools needed for growing successful businesses.

Farm Food Safety
Penn State's Farm Food Safety website explains 'Good Agricultural Practices' GAPS, how to write a food safety plan and provides updates on food safety topics.

Start Farming
Penn State Supports New Farmers! Our goal is to enhance the success of beginning farmers and ranchers by providing information and hands on training in production, marketing, financial management and land/resource acquisition.

External Resources

Cornell Organic Production Guides
These Organic Production Guides outline general practices for growing vegetable and fruit crops using organic integrated pest management techniques. The guides provide an overall approach for organic production with a focus on biological, mechanical, and cultural controls. Sections on cover crops, resistant varieties, crop rotation, field selection, soil quality and nutrient management all highlight their interrelated qualities and precede specifics on pest management options.

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Mission: To serve Pennsylvania's commercial vegetable, potato and berry growers through education, research, advocacy and promotion.

Weed Gallery Rutgers
A collection of photos and descriptions of weeds found in New Jersey. Most weeds will be similar in Pennsylvania.

Virginia Cooperative Extension - Vegetables & Specialty Crops
A collection of vegetable and specialty crop fact sheets from Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management
This guide was developed to provide a useful and scientifically accurate reference for organic farmers and agricultural professionals searching for information on best practices, available materials and perhaps most importantly, the efficacy of materials that are permitted for use in organic systems.

Pennsylvania Certified Organic
Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is a USDA-accredited organic certifying agency that educates and certifies growers, processors and handlers of organic crops, wild crops, livestock and livestock products in Pennsylvania and adjoining states.

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
ATTRA agriculture specialists provide extensive summaries of sustainable agriculture techniques and technologies that farmers want to know about.