Information on growing and harvesting vegetables, including potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, beans, squash, corn, onions, garlic, broccoli, peppers and asparagus. Tips on high tunnel production, plasticulture, pollinators and transplanting.
January 26, 2018, marked the first major compliance date for the Produce Safety Rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Penn State’s Department of Entomology is studying the scientific basis for crop rotations and farm layouts to determine if they can be better designed to improve pest control.
An ongoing project funded by the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers' Association looks at cropping and nutrient management issues in high tunnels.
By Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tom Butzler, William Lamont
This 2017 growing season we’ve been following potato planting and harvesting at Huntsinger Farms Inc.
By Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tom Butzler
We met up with Kris Rutko and Jared Maurer at Huntsinger Farms to see early potatoes being harvested.
By Tom Butzler, Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D. Length5:01
A compilation of video clips and stills gives the viewer the labor, time, and equipment that is needed in modern day potato production.
By Thomas Ford, Tianna DuPont
Consumers tell us that appearance and freshness drive their food purchases. How can we as producers keep produce quality high?
By Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.
We recently spent an afternoon with Larry King of Harvest Valley Farms in Valencia, Pennsylvania. Larry grows vegetables on 160 acres with his brother Art and nephew Dave.
By Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tom Butzler, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.
We visited the Sugar Valley Produce Auction located just outside of Loganton, Pennsylvania.
By Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Darryl Dressler, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.
We headed to Millerstown in Perry County to visit Raccoon Valley Farm and farmer Lester Brubaker.
By Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tanner Delvalle, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.
We visited Brett and Henry Stehr of Kenny Stehr and Sons Farm located in Pitman, Pennsylvania.
By Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D., Thomas Maloney
We headed up to Susquehanna county to visit 4 Seasons Farm Market. 4 Seasons Farm Market is a 143 acre farm owned and operated by Tina and Gerald Carlin.
Muchas de las hortalizas comienzan como trasplantes en un invernadero y luego se plantan en el campo para su producción.
La plantación de la parcela es uno de los pasos más críticos en la producción de hortalizas.
La mayoría de las hortalizas comienzan sus vidas como semillas.