Information on sustainable agriculture of vegetable crops, including crop rotation and conservation tillage, extending the grazing season and interseeding. Tips on using biocontrols to manage insects and diseases in high tunnels and pollination.
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View this informational program on the Science of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Learn why GMOs were developed and if they are safe for people and the environment.
Dr. Heidrun Moschitz reflects on her experiences working with Socioeconomic Scientists at Penn State while visiting from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Frick, Switzerland
It is easier to plant early spring vegetables after winter cover crops if you use low residue winter-killed crops.
By Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.
In addition to honey bees, which are managed, various un-managed species that exist as wild populations play key roles in providing pollination of cucurbit crops.
Biological control of insects, mites and diseases has the potential to greatly expand the number of effective options in our pest management toolbox.
Host resistance is an important tool for managing diseases. Potato cultivars vary in susceptibility to common diseases including late blight, early blight and common scab.
By Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Thomas Ford
New Morning Farm is a certified organic diversified vegetable farm on 95 acres of land in Hustontown in southern Huntingdon County.
In order to look at the possible labor and resource savings, Penn State Extension educators working with growers, laid biodegradable mulch at seven sites around the state.
Plant, weed, hoe, cultivate, water, plant, fertilize, water... No time to stop and take a close look for pests and diseases? Take a few minutes. It could save your crop.
By Albert Jarrett, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
Drip or trickle irrigation is a very efficient method of applying water and nutrients to crops.
There are several online tools to help you monitor and keep up to date on the proximity and likelihood for pests and plant diseases.
By Albert Jarrett, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime
La irrigación o riego por goteo o chorreo es un método muy eficiente para la aplicación de agua y nutrientes para los cultivos.
La base de un programa de Manejo Integral de Plagas es la exploración.
With regular and systematic scouting you will be more able to detect plant problems before they get out of hand.
By Christina Grozinger, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.
Domestic honey bees hives are down by 59% compared to 60 years ago with rapid declines over the last forty years. The populations of some native bee species may also be declining.