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Yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB) adult. Photo: Michael Skvarla, Penn State
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Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Serious Pest in Pennsylvania

Michael J. Skvarla, Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

Yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB) (Microtheca ochroloma) is a serious pest of cruciferous crops. More
High Tunnel Vegetable Crops: Designing a Scouting Plan
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High Tunnel Vegetable Crops: Designing a Scouting Plan

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Cheryl Frank Sullivan, Margaret Skinner

Scouting for insect and mite pests and their natural enemies in in high tunnels is the cornerstone for successful integrated pest management (IPM). More
Photo by Tricia Borneman, Blooming Glen Farm
Keeping Produce Fresh: Best Practices for Producers - Articles Articles
Fruit and vegetable producers can follow these best practices for keeping produce fresh and safe in the field, at harvest, and through proper postharvest steps of cooling, washing, storage, and packing. More
Pests of Vegetables
Pests of Vegetables - Articles Articles
A list of common pests and the vegetables they effect. More
Vegetable Planting and Transplanting Guide
Vegetable Planting and Transplanting Guide - Articles Articles
Listing of the major vegetables and the "best" time to plant. More
Seasonal Classification of Vegetables
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Seasonal Classification of Vegetables

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Peter Ferretti

Plants can be classified by the temperatures which produce optimum growth. The two broadest categories of plants based on temperature are cool-season and warm-season crops. More
Sweet Corn Ears
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Sweet Corn Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D.

Initial investment is relatively low, and many field operations - such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting - can be custom-hired. More
How to Pasteurize Medium and Sterilize Containers and Tools
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How to Pasteurize Medium and Sterilize Containers and Tools

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D., Phyllis Lamont

To increase the survival rate for seedlings during germination, containers and tools should be sterilized and pasteurized or sterile soilless mixes should be used as growing medium. More
Tomatoes on the Vine
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Tomato Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D.

Many marketing opportunities are available for small-scale growers, making it easier for growers to find niche and more substantial markets. More
Peppers
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Pepper Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D., Steve Bogash

Peppers lend themselves well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. More
Organic Vegetable Production
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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
Potatoes
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Potato Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

With many varieties and high consumer consumption, potatoes fit well with many small growers and can be marketed through various outlets. More
Drip irrigation of bell peppers
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Drip Irrigation for Vegetable Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Albert Jarrett, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D.

Drip or trickle irrigation is a very efficient method of applying water and nutrients to crops. More
Irrigation for Fruit and Vegetable Production
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Irrigation for Fruit and Vegetable Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

Irrigation often is necessary because of the uneven distribution of precipitation throughout the year, especially during critical growth periods. More
Determining How Long to Run Drip Irrigation Systems for Vegetables
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As a general rule, vegetable crops require 1 - 1.5 acre-inches of water per week. More
Snap Beans
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Snap Bean Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D.

Initial investment is relatively low, and field operations - such as land preparation, planting, and mechanical harvesting - can be custom-hired. More
Producción Orgánica de Vegetales
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Producción Orgánica de Vegetales

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

Hay muchas razones para considerar el cultivo de vegetales orgánicos. La producción orgánica es un sistema que se presta bien para las operaciones agrícolas de pequeña escala y de tiempo parcial. More
Onions
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Onion Production

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

Dry onions are a crop that lends itself well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. More
Fruit and Vegetable Marketing for Small-Scale and Part-Time Growers
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Fruit and Vegetable Marketing for Small-Scale and Part-Time Growers

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

Marketing is important to all farm enterprises, regardless of size. More
Greenhouse Production
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Greenhouse production may be year-round and can provide valuable cash flow throughout the year. More