Getting Started

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.

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El arar puede beneficiar o perjudicar la calidad del suelo. Foto cortesiá de Penn State Extension.
Introducción a los Suelos: El Manejo de los Suelos - Articles Articles
El Manejo de los suelos More
Moldboard plowing, shown here, is a type of primary tillage. Photo courtesy of Penn State Extension
Introduction to Soils: Managing Soils - Articles Articles
This fact sheet provides information on how different soil management practices affect soil quality and crop production. More
Collecting a soil sample to measure soil quality. Photo courtesy of Penn State Extension.
Introduction to Soils: Soil Quality - Articles Articles
Soil quality is how well soil does what we want it to do. A healthy, high-quality soil is fertile, has good soil structure, and is biologically active. More
Recolección de una muestra para análisis de suelo. Foto cortesiá de Penn State Extension
Introducción a los Suelos: La Calidad de los Suelos - Articles Articles
La calidad del suelo es lo bien que el suelo hace lo que queremos que haga. Un suelo sano y de alta calidad es fértil, tiene buena estructura del suelo y es biológicamente activo. More
Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards
Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards - Videos Videos

Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

9:53

Commercial fruit growers are transitioning their apple orchards to high density production systems, and this is possible due to the availability of size controlling apple rootstocks. More
Explorando e Identificando Enfermedades en Tomates
Explorando e Identificando Enfermedades en Tomates - Videos Videos

Explorando e Identificando Enfermedades en Tomates

Marley E Skinner, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

8:37

Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas. More
Zenik Crespo (back, right) assists Hispanic participants as they identify weeds at Johnston’s Everygreen Nursery in Erie. Photo: L. Follett, Johnston’s Evergreen Nursery
Bilingual Workshops Teach Integrated Weed Management - News News
Penn State Extension has developed new resources for weed management and is beginning to offer bilingual training opportunities. More
Innovaciones en Sistemas de Formación de Duraznos
Innovaciones en Sistemas de Formación de Duraznos - Videos Videos

Innovaciones en Sistemas de Formación de Duraznos

James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

9:09

Este video muestra los sistemas de muralla frutal Quad V y Hex V en duraznos. More
Innovations in Peach Training Systems
Innovations in Peach Training Systems - Videos Videos

Innovations in Peach Training Systems

James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

8:19

This video discusses the Quad V and Hex V fruiting wall systems. More
Photo: Tianna DuPont
Lo Que Necesita Saber Para Producir Trasplantes Sanos - Articles Articles
Muchas de las hortalizas comienzan como trasplantes en un invernadero y luego se plantan en el campo para su producción. More
El Establecimiento en el Campo: Siembra y Trasplante De Hortalizas
El Establecimiento en el Campo: Siembra y Trasplante De Hortalizas - Articles Articles
La plantación de la parcela es uno de los pasos más críticos en la producción de hortalizas. More
Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr.com (CC BY 2.0)
Biología de las Semillas y de las Plántulas - Articles Articles
La mayoría de las hortalizas comienzan sus vidas como semillas. More
Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases
Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases - Videos Videos

Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases

Marley E Skinner

8:21

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. More
On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting
On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting - Articles Articles

On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tom Butzler

Huntsinger Farm Inc. in Hegins, Pennsylvania specializes in potato production, packing, and wholesale marketing. More
Tobacco Mosaic Virus on petunia. Photo: T. Ford, Penn State
Tobacco Mosaic Virus Prevention Starts with Worker Training - Articles Articles
The most important way that Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) can be spread from plant to plant is on workers' hands, clothing or on tools. More
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