Production and Harvesting

Information on growing and harvesting fruit crops, including apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Tips on thinning, pruning, grafting, maturity assessment and pollination.

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Cyclamen mite leaf symptoms. Photo: Kathy Demchak, Penn State
The 2018 Berry Season in Review - News News

The 2018 Berry Season in Review

02/07/2019

The 2018 summer weather was certainly memorable. Most of the state was extremely wet for the growing season, and this was reflected in some of the problems we were seeing. More
Are you at risk?
Online Risk Management Focus Group - Webinars Webinars

Online Risk Management Focus Group

Multiple Options Available

2 hours

Free
Are your farm or family assets at risk? These focus groups will provide information about various types of risk and ways to protect your assets. More
Drip irrigation in orchard. Photo: Long He, Penn State
Drip Irrigation for Tree Fruit Orchards in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Irrigation is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals. More
Early snow on apple blossoms. Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Registration is Open for the 2019 Commercial Tree Fruit Meetings - News News
Penn State Extension has planned nine regional educational meetings for commercial tree fruit producers in 2019. More
Berry Meeting
Berry Meeting - Workshops Workshops

Berry Meeting

03/06/2019

Dupont, PA

Free
Commercial berry growers are invited to join us for this meeting. More
Photo by Tricia Borneman, Blooming Glen Farm
Manteniendo Frescos los Productos Agrícolas Frescos - Articles Articles
Manejo postcosecha para venta en mercados de agricultores y venta directa de la huerta a instituciones. More
Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Fruit Disorders: Prevention of Scarf Skin on Apple Fruit - Articles Articles

Fruit Disorders: Prevention of Scarf Skin on Apple Fruit

James Schupp, Ph.D., Melanie Schupp, Edwin Winzeler, Tara Baugher, Daniel Weber, Donald Seifrit

Scarf skin is a physiological disorder of apple fruit that causes a dull gray cloudy or waxy appearance on the surface of the peel (epidermis) where it is most readily observed on varieties with a red or dark red background. More
Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2018 Apple Maturity Assessment: Final Report of the 2018 Season - News News
The hot, wet summer and early fall weather continued to delay the late-season apple crop until the middle of October. More
GoldRush apples in a tall-spindle planting. Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2018 Apple Maturity Assessment: Mid-October Report - News News
The hot, wet summer and early fall weather continued to affect the apple crop in October. More
Penn State Spray Record-Keeping Spreadsheet
Penn State Spray Record-Keeping Spreadsheet - News News
The downloadable Spray Record-Keeping Spreadsheet for tree fruit was updated for 2018, and it simplifies record-keeping for your packer and processor. More
Welcoming Dr. Daniel Weber as Penn State Extension Tree Fruit Educator
Welcoming Dr. Daniel Weber as Penn State Extension Tree Fruit Educator - News News
Daniel Weber joined Penn State Extension in September as a new tree fruit extension educator from Adams County. More
Summary of Apple Fruit Maturity During August and September 2018
Summary of Apple Fruit Maturity During August and September 2018 - News News
This year’s bloom was later than in 2017. With a later bloom and a cool rainy season, we initially wondered when this year’s apple crop would be ready to pick. More
2018 Maturity Assessment: Weeks Nine and Ten
2018 Maturity Assessment: Weeks Nine and Ten - News News
The hot, wet summer weather continues to affect our apple crop. While size is not a problem, red color development continues to be problematic in most varieties. More
El acero inoxidable y las paredes lavables, aunque no siempre son factibles, son importantes en las empacadoras como esta que crece y empaqueta brotes.
La reducción de los riesgos de inocuidad alimentaria en las instalaciones de empaque - Articles Articles
Recomendaciones de saneamiento básico para mantener las áreas de empaque limpias y apropiadamente sanitarias. More
Los vagones de cosecha cubiertos ayudan a evitar que las aves contaminen los productos cosechados limpios.
Reducción de los riesgos de inocuidad alimenticia durante la cosecha - Articles Articles
Explore múltiples maneras de reducir la contaminación de las frutas y verduras durante la cosecha. More
2018 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Eight
2018 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Eight - News News
This week we added Autumn Crisp, Daybreak Fuji, and CrimsonCrisp to our evaluations. More
Daybreak Fuji fruit size and color in Adams County Pennsylvania on September 6, 2018. Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
2018 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Seven - News News
Many locations in the Mid-Atlantic States recorded above-average temperatures and rainfall during August. These warm temperatures retarded red color development and reduced soluble solids (sugars) in Honeycrisp apples. More
Este par de excusados portátiles pueden moverse fácilmente para que sean accesibles a los trabajadores.
Salud e Higiene del Trabajador - Articles Articles
Los productores y los que manejan las frutas y verduras deben tomar todas las medidas posibles de salud e higiene para prevenir su contaminación. More
La irrigación se considera como agua de precosecha.
Usos Seguros del Agua Agrícola - Articles Articles
Los factores de riesgo asociados con el uso del agua que se utiliza en la producción, cosecha y manipulación de las verduras y frutas frescas y como reducir el riesgo de contaminación. More
No permita que sus mascotas entren en el campo.
La Reducción de los Riesgos que Provienen de los Animales y el Estiércol - Articles Articles
Reconozca los riesgos asociados con los animales y el estiércol y aprenda como reducir los riesgos a la inocuidad alimentaria. More
Symptoms of potassium deficiency.
Assessing and Managing Potassium Concentration in the Vineyard - Articles Articles
Potassium (K) plays a critical role in many plant physiology and biochemistry processes such as photosynthesis, osmoregulation, and enzyme activation. More
Poda en la Huerta - Consejos de Seguridad
Poda en la Huerta - Consejos de Seguridad - Articles Articles
Después de una temporada de cosecha ocupada, todavía hay varios trabajos por hacer y uno de esos trabajos importantes es la poda. More
Los medios de las hileras podados cuidadosamente facilitan ver a los depredadores y atrapar roedores. Foto: Rob Crassweller
MIP – Prácticas de Manejo en la Postcosecha - Articles Articles
Después de completar la cosecha, tómese el tiempo para el manejo estratégico de las malezas, la vida silvestre y los niveles de nutrientes de los árboles. More
Poco después de que el crecimiento del árbol comience, remueva cuidadosamente los 3 brotes debajo del líder para eliminar competencia de crecimiento con el líder. Photo: Tara Baugher
Establecimiento de la Huerta - Puntos Básicos para Plantíos Nuevos - Articles Articles
La formación oportuna de árboles y la gestión integrada de árboles recién plantados garantizarán el éxito y la rentabilidad de manzanos de alta densidad. More
Diferentes tamaños de plantas inactivas. Foto: K. Demchak, Penn State
Establecimiento de Fresas - Principios Básicos - Articles Articles
Una plantación de fresa exitosa depende de que los principios básicos se apliquen correctamente en el momento de la siembra. Prestar atención a lo básico, lo llevará por el mejor camino para tener una plantación vigorosa. More
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