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Ag Issues
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Ag Issues

12/20/2017

Gettysburg, PA

Free
Learning sessions on issues of importance to the agricultural community, including workforce development, food safety, environmental stewardship, and consumer literacy. More
Small Fruit & Vegetable Meeting
Small Fruit & Vegetable Meeting - Workshops Workshops

Small Fruit & Vegetable Meeting

Multiple Options Available

$10.00
Join us for for pesticide updates and to learn about pest issues in small fruits and vegetables. More
Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training
Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training - Workshops Workshops
$150.00
Fruit and vegetable growers will learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices, and co-management of natural resources and food safety. More
Commercial Tree Fruit School
Commercial Tree Fruit School - Workshops Workshops

Commercial Tree Fruit School

Multiple Options Available

From: $30.00

To: $40.00

The Commercial Tree Fruit School is designed to give commercial tree fruit growers the latest research-based information on a variety of topics. More
USDA, university and private breeding programs have produced a number of new peach and nectarine cultivars in recent years.
Peach Cultivars - Articles Articles

Peach Cultivars

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Peaches and nectarines are the second most important tree fruit crop grown in Pennsylvania. There has been and continues to be extensive breeding of new and improved cultivars. More
In pears, fruit firmness is probably the most reliable indicator of maturity.
Fruit Harvest - Pear Maturity Indices - Articles Articles

Fruit Harvest - Pear Maturity Indices

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Pear maturity indices are not as reliable or consistent as those used for apples. The exception to this is firmness and possibly days after full bloom. More
In recognition of their work in eradicating Plum Pox Virus, research and industry partners received a USDA award. Pictured is Jim Lerew, one of the local growers recognized in the ceremony.
Plum Pox Eradication in PA - A Blueprint for Future Plant Disease Outbreaks - Articles Articles
In an increasingly global society, the transmission of viruses and various diseases has been facilitated through our own technologies. More
Photo by M. Seetin.
Orchard Pollination - Avoid Pesticide Sprays during Bloom - Articles Articles

Orchard Pollination - Avoid Pesticide Sprays during Bloom

Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Kathy Demchak, Ed Rajotte, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

Use of pesticides during bloom is a complicated problem with the solutions relying on understanding the detailed relationships among chemicals, pollinators and pest management needs. More
Apple PGRs - Prevention of Preharvest Drop in Apple Orchards
Apple PGRs - Prevention of Preharvest Drop in Apple Orchards - Articles Articles
As apples mature, they begin to produce large amounts of the ripening hormone, ethylene. One of the ripening processes stimulated by ethylene is stem loosening. More
Return bloom of 8th leaf Honeycrisp/M.26 apple trees at FREC, May 1, 2015. Row on the left received no return bloom sprays. Row on the right received 3 “sides” of RB sprays - one spray of NAA and 2 sprays of ethephon - June/July, 2014.
Apple PGRs - Promoting Return Bloom - Articles Articles
A return bloom program should begin after the current year’s crop becomes unresponsive to chemical thinning but before the crop becomes sensitive to the ripening effects of NAA or ethephon. More
Growers dependent on honey bees must constantly maintain a delicate balance between protecting their crops from pests and pathogens and protecting pollinators.
Orchard IPM - Protecting Honey Bees - Articles Articles
European honey bees are the primary managed pollinators in orchards because their abundance can be managed from year to year. More
Pruning and training are two different aspects of modifying naturally occurring growth patterns. Training involves tree development and form, whereas pruning involves tree function and size.
Fruit Tree Pruning - Basic Principles - Articles Articles

Fruit Tree Pruning - Basic Principles

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Fruit growers manipulate tree canopies to maximize fruit production by pruning to remove limbs or shoots or by bending limbs or shoots in specific orientations. More
Plum Pox Virus - Replanting Stone Fruit in Sites Previously Affected by PPV
Plum Pox Virus - Replanting Stone Fruit in Sites Previously Affected by PPV - Articles Articles
Lifting the PPV quarantine in Pennsylvania offered the opportunity for a “fresh start” and growers must plan carefully to get the most from their investment. More
Los altos doseles del árbol estrechos son los más eficientes en la interceptación de la luz del sol y también adaptables a tecnologías de automatización.
Respuestas Básicas acerca de los Cortes de Poda en Árboles Frutales - Articles Articles

Respuestas Básicas acerca de los Cortes de Poda en Árboles Frutales

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

El arte de podar y conducir o guiar árboles se inició mucho antes de que se tuviera un conocimiento de las respuestas fisiológicas que ocurren como respuesta a esta manipulación física. More
Goldrush has a long growing season and is an excellent late-season cultivar for south-central Pennsylvania.
Apple Cultivars with Scab Resistance - Articles Articles

Apple Cultivars with Scab Resistance

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Disease resistant cultivars were developed primarily for resistance to apple scab, but some are also resistant to cedar apple rust, powdery mildew, and fire blight. More
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