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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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
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
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

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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
Cómo diagnosticar un problema en la planta – 101
Cómo diagnosticar un problema en la planta – 101 - Articles Articles
¿Hay algún problema con su planta? ¿Cuál es la causa? No asuma que sabe la respuesta y accidentalmente trate el problema equivocado. More
Nitrogen deficiency symptoms on peach, which can be prevented by leaf analysis and block-specific fertilization.
Orchard Nutrition - An Overview - Articles Articles

Orchard Nutrition - An Overview

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Nutritional requirements of fruit trees differ from those of agronomic crops, cover crops, and orchard sod. More
Establecimiento y Preparación de una Huerta
Establecimiento y Preparación de una Huerta - Articles Articles

Establecimiento y Preparación de una Huerta

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

El éxito de una huerta va de la mano con la planeación y preparación del sitio. More