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.
Articles ByElsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tom Butzler
Huntsinger Farm Inc. in Hegins, Pennsylvania specializes in potato production, packing, and wholesale marketing.
Los túneles altos ofrecen protección a las plantas de tierras saturadas de humedad y temperaturas bajas en la primavera y el otoño con lo cual se extiende la temporada productiva.
It is easier to plant early spring vegetables after winter cover crops if you use low residue winter-killed crops.
More Articles ByMary Barbercheck, Ph.D., Charles White
This article provides basic information about organic farming, including getting started, considering your product/market, and deciding whether to be certified.
More Articles ByElsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Thomas Ford
New Morning Farm is a certified organic diversified vegetable farm on 95 acres of land in Hustontown in southern Huntingdon County.
In order to look at the possible labor and resource savings, Penn State Extension educators working with growers, laid biodegradable mulch at seven sites around the state.
More Articles ByLynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
With many varieties and high consumer consumption, potatoes fit well with many small growers and can be marketed through various outlets.
Disease management begins with the fundamental understanding the three factors must be present and interact for disease to develop.
Healthy soils yield healthy crops, But what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it?
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Here we talk about some of the physical properties of soil including organic matter, aggregate stability, water infiltration and compaction.
These two hot bed systems are a step up from growing under lights or in your kitchen window without all the costs of heating an entire greenhouse.
Farm profiles give new producers ideas and advice from experienced producers.
Creating a good plan for crop rotation in an easy-to-read map has many benefits.
More Articles ByJayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime
Debido a la amplia diversidad de tipos y el alto consumo por los consumidores, las papas son una buena opción empresarial para muchos productores.
La base de un programa de Manejo Integral de Plagas es la exploración.