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Black rot on cabbage, caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Note characteristic “V” shaped lesions starting at leaf margin. Photo: Lee Stivers, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: Mid-June 2018 - News News
Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development. More
Pepper transplants. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: May 18, 2018 - News News
It’s no secret that this spring has been cold and wet across Pennsylvania. On many farms, planting has been delayed as much as three weeks, and many crops already in the ground are developing more slowly than usual. More
No Empty Chairs at Bilingual Workshop on GAP and Pruning Fruit Trees
No Empty Chairs at Bilingual Workshop on GAP and Pruning Fruit Trees - News News
On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, Penn State Extension offered a practical field training for Spanish-speaking growers and workers in the fruit industry. More
Photo: Scott Guiser, Penn State, retired
FSMA Produce Safety Rule Update - News News

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Update

03/27/2018

January 26, 2018, marked the first major compliance date for the Produce Safety Rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). More
Pennsylvania Mushroom Farmers Lead U.S. in Mushroom Production
Pennsylvania Mushroom Farmers Lead U.S. in Mushroom Production - News News
Last year, Pennsylvania farms produced more than 577 million pounds of white button mushrooms, which accounted for nearly $560 million in sales. More
Looking Back at Xtend Soybean and Changes for 2018
Looking Back at Xtend Soybean and Changes for 2018 - News News
Dicamba use in Xtend soybean will require special applicator training and additional use restrictions for 2018. More
Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential
Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential - News News
Mushrooms contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health. More
Palmer amaranth infestation in soybeans Photo credit: Bill Curran
Invasive Pigweeds Rising Above Soybean Canopies - News News
Now is the time to scout for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp and remove or destroy it to prevent seed production and spread. More
Test Your Herbicide Mode of Action Knowledge!
Test Your Herbicide Mode of Action Knowledge! - News News
Speaking of herbicides and weed resistance, test your knowledge of herbicide modes of action with the short 9-question quiz found below. More
Soybean showing cupped and crinkled leaves on July 17 at our Rock Springs Agronomy Farm.
Is Herbicide Drift Coming to the Mid-Atlantic? - News News
Concerns for plant growth regulator off-target crop injury are on the rise. What will we experience here in the Mid-Atlantic this summer? More
Newly emerged pigweeds in Berks Co., June 13, 2017 (Photo: Annie Klodd, Penn State)
Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp Beginning to Emerge - News News
Palmer amaranth and waterhemp have emerged for the season in Pennsylvania. It is important to scout for these invasive weeds now, and control them before they reach 4 inches tall. More
Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri)
Noxious Weed Act Introduced to Both the PA House and Senate - News News
A Bill introducing the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act has been introduced to both the House and Senate. More
Ideas On Herbicide Resistance Shared At Regional Meeting Ideas On Herbicide Resistance Shared At Regional Meeting - News
A productive discussion was had in Lancaster on the challenges, successes, and needs going forward for managing herbicide resistant weeds in the mid-Atlantic. More