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Golden Delicious Apples
Apple Production - Articles Articles

Apple Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Apples may be grown in many parts of the country and lend themselves well to part-time farming operations. 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
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
Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties
Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties - Videos Videos
Here we will talk about some of the physical properties of soil including organic matter, aggregate stability, water infiltration and compaction. More
Growing Organic Apples and Peaches in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Growing Organic Apples and Peaches in the Mid-Atlantic Region - Articles Articles
Organic fruit growing in the Mid-Atlantic Region can be successful and profitable with careful study and planning. More
Nitrogen deficiency symptoms on peach, which can be prevented by leaf analysis and block-specific fertilization.
Fruit Tree Nutrition - Articles Articles

Fruit Tree Nutrition

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Nutritional requirements of fruit trees differ from those of agronomic crops, cover crops, and orchard sod. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Formado y Poda de Manzano - Videos Videos
Este video cubre los principios básicos de poda y formado de arboles de manzano y nuevas estrategias para mejorar la calidad de la fruta en huertos modernos. 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
The Apple Orchard System Blueprint
The Apple Orchard System Blueprint - Videos Videos

The Apple Orchard System Blueprint

Tara Baugher, Mike Basedow

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The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has identified seven fundamental components of a successful intensive apple system “blueprint.” More
El Sistema de Planos para Huertos de Manzano
El Sistema de Planos para Huertos de Manzano - Videos Videos

El Sistema de Planos para Huertos de Manzano

Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

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El equipo de horticultura de la oficina de Extensión de Penn State ha identificado siete componentes fundamentales para un sistema de planos para huertos de manzana exitosos llamado “blueprint”. More
Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials
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