Start farming aims to enhance the success of small and beginning farmers by providing education and hands-on training in: production, marketing, financial management, land acquisition, and other resource acquisition. This program supports beginning producers exploring, planning and establishing their farms as well as 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.
Young Grower Alliance offers educational opportunities for young fruit growers taking over the family operation, developing a new enterprise, or innovating production practices.
"Models for the Future" demonstration plots showcase best management practices for producers in the establishing years of developing their farm enterprises.
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created new videos for Spanish speaking fruit growers.
Healthy soils yield healthy crops, But what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it?
Before planting your first fruit tree, you should conduct your own research regarding production, marketing, and financing the enterprise.
¿Hay algún problema con su planta? ¿Cuál es la causa? No asuma que sabe la respuesta y accidentalmente trate el problema equivocado.
More Articles ByRobert Crassweller, Ph.D.
Nutritional requirements of fruit trees differ from those of agronomic crops, cover crops, and orchard sod.
More Articles ByRobert Crassweller, Ph.D., Montserrat Fonseca Estrada
El éxito de una huerta va de la mano con la planeación y preparación del sitio.
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.