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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.
Marssonina blotch is a foliar disease first identified in Pennsylvania in September 2017. Conditions are favorable for this disease and symptoms have been observed in several orchards.
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.
The pest harms host plants and can render outdoor areas unusable by leaving behind honeydew, which attracts other insects and promotes the growth of sooty mold.
Pennsylvania has experienced a combined average per location of about 20 inches of rain during the last 5 weeks.
Penn State Law is offering farmers the opportunity to obtain free legal services through its Rural Economic Development Clinic.
The Tree Fruit Pathology Lab at the Fruit Research and Extension Center is seeking apples infected with the fungus causing bitter rot from around the state of Pennsylvania in commercial orchards.
This article describes a new test methodology that is available for growers that are interested in trying to predict the potential for a lot of fruit to develop bitter pit in storage.
It is again time to look very carefully at pheromone traps placed in orchards.
If you grow blueberries on your farm, please consider participating in this short survey.
We are now into the main portion of the growing season for our tree fruits and over the hump of the early season pests and disease problems. Therefore, you can relax until harvest – right?
First-generation flights of codling moth, tufted apple bud moth, and obliquebanded leafroller continue, second-generation Oriental fruit moth about to start, monitor for leafhoppers, woolly apple aphids, San Jose scales, and European red mites.
Penn State researchers are studying how feeding damage caused by the spotted lanternfly affects grapevine health and the quality and quantity of the fruit.