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.
Small and beginning farmers qualify for several programs that can provide a much needed safety net.
More Videos ByMegan Chawner Length8:54
This video shares impacts from a Penn State Extension beginning farmer project to establish on-farm apple demonstration plots, called “Models for the Future”.
More Videos ByWinifred W. Mc Gee Length14:25
Brainstorming the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) associated with starting, or diversifying, a farm will proactively identify risks and appropriate mitigation strategies.
More Videos ByLee Stivers, Tara Baugher Length8:37
Integrated Weed Management in fruit production starts with scouting and identifying weeds.
Integrated Weed Management in vegetable production starts with scouting and identifying weeds.
Managing weeds is one of the most challenging aspects of growing fruits and vegetables. This video describes strategies you can use to control weeds through an integrated weed management approach.
More Videos ByRobert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher Length9:53
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 Videos ByMarley E Skinner, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada Length8:37
Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas.
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples.
Sometime in early Fall 2017, we will be sending a link to a survey for our readers to complete.
Penn State Extension has developed new resources for weed management and is beginning to offer bilingual training opportunities.
More Videos ByJames Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada Length9:09
Este video muestra los sistemas de muralla frutal Quad V y Hex V en duraznos.
More Videos ByJames Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher Length8:19
This video discusses the Quad V and Hex V fruiting wall systems.
More Videos ByLuke LaBorde, Ph.D., Lee Stivers Length14:49
Las consideraciones de seguridad alimentaria son de importancia crítica durante e inmediatamente después de lavar las frutas y hortalizas frescas.
More Videos ByLuke LaBorde, Ph.D., Lee Stivers Length13:57
La necesidad de añadir desinfectantes al agua de lavado depende del tipo de sistema de lavado utilizado.