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Golden Delicious Apples
Apple Production - Articles Articles

Apple Production

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

Apples may be grown in many parts of the country and lend themselves well to part-time farming operations. More
Photo credit: Steve Culman
Soil Quality Information - Articles Articles
Healthy soils yield healthy crops, But what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it? More
Dealing with High Soluble Salt Levels in High Tunnels
Dealing with High Soluble Salt Levels in High Tunnels - Articles Articles
Some growers have expressed concern about soil test analysis revealing abnormally high soluble salt levels in the soils of their high tunnels. This article outlines past studies and recommendations. More
Wine Grape Production
Wine Grape Production - Articles Articles

Wine Grape Production

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

Grapes are produced in many areas throughout the Commonwealth and lend themselves well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. More
Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties
Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties - Videos Videos
Here we will talk about some of the physical properties of soil including organic matter, aggregate stability, water infiltration and compaction. More
Soils
Soils - Articles Articles
Your soils and soil structure may determine the crops you can produce. More
Closely mowed row middles make it easier for predators to see and catch any potential rodents. Photo: Rob Crassweller
Putting Orchards to Bed - Articles Articles

Putting Orchards to Bed

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

After you have completed harvest, take time for strategic management of weeds, wildlife and tree nutrient levels. More
Tree Fruit Production Guide
Tree Fruit Production Guide - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

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Get the most up-to-date information on growing tree fruit on a commercial scale. More
To build a good orchard, you need a good foundation. The ideal site is on rolling or elevated land, so that cold air can drain during spring frosts. Remember that elevation may lead to wind or cold damage. Please consider location carefully.
Orchard Site Selection in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Orchard Site Selection in Pennsylvania

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

The success of an orchard is only as good as the planning and site preparation that go into it. More
Home Orchard Calendar
Home Orchard Calendar - Articles Articles
Calendar applies to Zone 6, in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Apple bloom generally the last week of April. Adjust timings for other regions. More
Nitrogen deficiency symptoms on peach, which can be prevented by leaf analysis and block-specific fertilization.
Fruit Tree Nutrition - Articles Articles

Fruit Tree Nutrition

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Nutritional requirements of fruit trees differ from those of agronomic crops, cover crops, and orchard sod. More
Orchard Fertility Checkup Time
Orchard Fertility Checkup Time - Articles Articles

Orchard Fertility Checkup Time

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Nutritional analysis of fruit trees should be an ongoing practice in your orchards. More
Blueberries in the Home Fruit Planting
Blueberries in the Home Fruit Planting - Articles Articles
Several blueberry species are indigenous to the United States. More
Nutritional Requirements of Stone Fruit in Home Fruit Plantings
Nutritional Requirements of Stone Fruit in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Shortly after planting, apply 8 ounces of 10-10-10 per plant. More
Web Soil Survey Screen
Web Soil Survey: A Valuable Source of Information for New and Not So New Farmers - Articles Articles
Check the soil map before you do anything to ensure you are planting a crop that is appropriate for the soil type you have. More
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