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Red Deer
Red Deer Production - Articles Articles

Red Deer Production

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

Potential producers will need to be very active in marketing their product and be aware of the special handling requirements involved with deer. More
Tomatoes on the Vine
Tomato Production - Articles Articles

Tomato Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Many marketing opportunities are available for small-scale growers, making it easier for growers to find niche and more substantial markets. More
Crop Planning
Crop Planning - Articles Articles

Crop Planning

Lee Stivers

Early winter is the time to develop your crop plan for next year because it will soon be time to start seedlings and the whirlwind will begin. More
Tomato late blight. Photo credit Beth Gugino, Penn State Plant Pathology.
Plant Disease Basics - The Disease Triangle - Articles Articles
Disease management begins with the fundamental understanding the three factors must be present and interact for disease to develop. More
Photo: William Lamont
On the Road—New Morning Farm - Articles Articles

On the Road—New Morning Farm

Elsa 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. More
Potato Production - Articles Articles

Potato Production

Lynn 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. More
Boarding Horses
Boarding Horses - Articles Articles

Boarding Horses

Donna Foulk, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Many people enjoy activities involving horses; however, they don't have the facilities to house their animals. More
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Seed and Seedling Biology - Articles Articles
In order to grow food with a minimum of external inputs, organic producers need to understand much about the biology of plants and ecological systems. More
Specialty peppers. Photo: M. D. Orzolek
Production and Marketing of Specialty or Novel Vegetables - Articles Articles
Volume 1: Bitter Melon, Figs, Ginger, Globe Artichoke, Novelty Winter Squash, Specialty Peppers, Watercress More
Beef calf
Beef Cow-Calf Production - Articles Articles

Beef Cow-Calf Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The beef cow-calf business is well adapted to small-scale and part-time farmers who have land suitable for pasture and hay production. More
Cucumber Production - Articles Articles

Cucumber Production

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

Multiple markets exist for growers with fewer than 5 acres, and many field operations, such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting, can be custom hired. More
Organic Vegetable Production
Organic Vegetable Production - Articles Articles

Organic Vegetable Production

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Certification and labor costs are high but returns have the potential to be high where markets are well developed for organic products. More
Business Owner's Insurance
Business Owner's Insurance - Articles Articles

Business Owner's Insurance

Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee

This product is generally used by operations with a roadside market. More
Mid Atlantic Hard Cider Consumer Survey, Q4 2015
Mid-Atlantic Hard Cider Consumer and Producer Trends - Articles Articles
Hard cider production is increasingly becoming an economically attractive value-added product in the apple industry. More
Pepper Production - Articles Articles

Pepper Production

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

Peppers lend themselves well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. More