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.
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.
By James 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.
By James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher Length8:19
This video discusses the Quad V and Hex V fruiting wall systems.
Young Grower Alliance offers educational opportunities for young fruit growers taking over the family operation, developing a new enterprise, or innovating production practices.
By Tara Baugher, Rich Marini, Ph.D. Length8:30
Peach trees are pruned to maintain tree size and shape and to help manage light and crop load.
By Tara Baugher, Michael Basedow
"Models for the Future" demonstration plots showcase best management practices for producers in the establishing years of developing their farm enterprises.
Healthy soils yield healthy crops, But what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it?
By Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner, Tianna DuPont Length5:23
Here we talk about some of the physical properties of soil including organic matter, aggregate stability, water infiltration and compaction.
Before planting your first fruit tree, you should conduct your own research regarding production, marketing, and financing the enterprise.
By Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.
The life of the orchard is expected to be at least 20 years, so the initial investment may be spread over a longer period of time than many crops.
¿Hay algún problema con su planta? ¿Cuál es la causa? No asuma que sabe la respuesta y accidentalmente trate el problema equivocado.
By Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.
Nutritional requirements of fruit trees differ from those of agronomic crops, cover crops, and orchard sod.
Organic fruit growing in the Mid-Atlantic Region can be successful and profitable with careful study and planning.
By Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Montserrat Fonseca Estrada
El éxito de una huerta va de la mano con la planeación y preparación del sitio.