Getting Started

Information on business management, including the Start Farming project, models for the future, land aquisition, value-added agriculture and food for profit. Resources also available for new women farmers, young next generation producers and next generation Hispanic producers.

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Trellis in apple orchard
Trellis Construction Workbook - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Trellis Construction Workbook

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Lynn Kime

This tool will assist growers with the decision making process of determining the cost of two trellis systems. More
Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards
Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards - Videos Videos

Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

9:53

Commercial fruit growers are transitioning their apple orchards to high density production systems, and this is possible due to the availability of size-controlling apple rootstocks. More
Orchard IPM - Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials
Orchard IPM - Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials - News News
This Penn State Extension publication, in Spanish and English, is designed for use by orchard employees - often the first individuals to detect a new occurrence of a fruit disease or insect pest. More
Specialty Crop Tour
Young Grower Alliance offers educational opportunities for young fruit growers taking over the family operation, developing a new enterprise, or innovating production practices. More
Injerto de Corona o Corteza
Injerto de Corona o Corteza - Videos Videos

Injerto de Corona o Corteza

Montserrat Fonseca Estrada, James Schupp, Ph.D.

8:28

Conforme los consumidores cambian sus preferencias por las manzanas que más disfrutan, los productores pueden convertir porciones de sus huertos a estos nuevos cultivares. More
El Sistema de Planos para Huertos de Manzano
El Sistema de Planos para Huertos de Manzano - Videos Videos

El Sistema de Planos para Huertos de Manzano

James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

10:39

El equipo de horticultura de la oficina de Extensión de Penn State ha identificado siete componentes fundamentales para un sistema de planos para huertos de manzana exitosos llamado “blueprint”. More
The Apple Orchard System Blueprint
The Apple Orchard System Blueprint - Videos Videos

The Apple Orchard System Blueprint

Tara Baugher, James Schupp, Ph.D.

9:19

The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has identified seven fundamental components of a successful intensive apple system “blueprint.” More
Soil testing throughout the project helps determine if any soil amendments are needed. Photo: Kristi Kraft
Start Farming: Establishing Farmers Prepare Fields for Fruit Trees - Articles Articles
"Models for the Future" demonstration plots showcase best management practices for producers in the establishing years of developing their farm enterprises. More
Videos have been translated into Spanish by native speakers to explain horticultural topics important to Hispanic and Latino fruit producers.
Extension Translates Tree Fruit Videos into Spanish - News News
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created new videos for Spanish speaking fruit growers. More
Photo credit: Steve Culman
Soil Quality Information - Articles Articles
Healthy soils yield healthy crops, But what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it? More
Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties
Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties - Videos Videos

Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties

Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner

5:23

Here we talk about some of the physical properties of soil including organic matter, aggregate stability, water infiltration and compaction. More
Guide to Farming: Tree Fruits
Guide to Farming: Tree Fruits - Articles Articles
Before planting your first fruit tree, you should conduct your own research regarding production, marketing, and financing the enterprise. More
Golden Delicious Apples
Apple Production - Articles Articles

Apple Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Apples may be grown in many parts of the country and lend themselves well to part-time farming operations. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Formado y Poda de Manzano - Videos Videos

Formado y Poda de Manzano

Tara Baugher, James Schupp, Ph.D.

20:22

Este video cubre los principios básicos de poda y formado de arboles de manzano y nuevas estrategias para mejorar la calidad de la fruta en huertos modernos. More
Pesticidas y la Salud de los Polinizadores
Pesticidas y la Salud de los Polinizadores - Articles Articles
Penn State está a la vanguardia en asuntos relacionados con la salud de los polinizadores. More
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