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.
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.
More Videos ByMarley E Skinner Length8:21
Tomatoes are an important and profitable crop for many vegetable growers. This video reviews the basics of proper scouting and identification of common diseases and their symptoms.
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.
Versión en español de la Guía de Plantación y Trasplante de Hortalizas.
The Basket Weave or Florida Weave is a common way to stake field tomatoes. Staking is important to reduce fruit rots, sunscald and foliar diseases.
It is easier to plant early spring vegetables after winter cover crops if you use low residue winter-killed crops.
Biological control of insects, mites and diseases has the potential to greatly expand the number of effective options in our pest management toolbox.
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.
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?
More Videos ByMarley E Skinner, Megan Chawner Length5:23
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.