Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development.
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.
On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, Penn State Extension offered a practical field training for Spanish-speaking growers and workers in the fruit industry.
Last year, Pennsylvania farms produced more than 577 million pounds of white button mushrooms, which accounted for nearly $560 million in sales.
Dicamba use in Xtend soybean will require special applicator training and additional use restrictions for 2018.
Mushrooms contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health.
A Bill introducing the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act has been introduced to both the House and Senate.
A productive discussion was had in Lancaster on the challenges, successes, and needs going forward for managing herbicide resistant weeds in the mid-Atlantic.