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Fruitlets. Photo: Kari Peter, Penn State
Disease Update: Managing Diseases During Wet Weather - News News
Trees need to be protected during wet conditions. The following are strategies for keeping diseases in check on apple and stone fruit during persistent rainy weather. More
Master Gardener Gretel Walker
2018 Pike County Master Gardener Plant Sale - News News
Purchase species of native plants that are not found at local stores or nurseries, and a selection of herbs locally grown by Master Gardener, Gretel Walker. Date: June 23, during the Milford Music Festival. More
Photo: Rob Crassweller, Penn State
Carbohydrate Model Run: May 18, 2018 Thinning Weather Has Changed - News News
We finished our May twilight meetings yesterday with the meeting in North East, PA. Beginning on Tuesday of this week most of our travel weather was overcast with much heavy rain. 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
Photo credit: Alyssa Collins
Summer Garden Experience 2018 - News News

Summer Garden Experience 2018

05/18/2018

Summer Garden Experience in Lancaster County combines the ambiance of a farm in summer with cutting edge planting and growing information. Bring the whole family on July 28th! More
While browsing at the plant sale, get your gardening questions answered along with handouts and publications.
Dig In - It's Time to Plant! - News News

Dig In - It's Time to Plant!

05/18/2018

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are having a plant sale on May 25th, because it's finally time to start your vegetable garden. More
Photo credit: Tim Elkner
The Dirt on Dahlias - Articles Articles

The Dirt on Dahlias

Mary Reefer

Dahlias are showy flowers that brighten the summer garden. Learn how to grow them and save the tubers for future years. More
Figure 1. One-inch diameter hail stones fell at the Fruit Research and Extension Center, May 10, 2018. Photo: Jim Schupp, Penn State
Chemical Thinning After an Early Season Hail Storm - News News
Orchards in Adams County were hit with hail on the afternoon of May 10, when the trees were at petal fall. In the following days, other locations in SE and Central PA also suffered hail damage. More
Urea granules treated with a urease inhibitor. Photo credit: Charlie White
Will Your Nitrogen Stabilizer be Effective? - Articles Articles
Nitrogen stabilizer products are valuable management tools to prevent losses of N fertilizer and increase N use efficiency by the crop. Knowing how these products work will you help you maximize their effectiveness. More
Downed cherry tree in pasture. Note nearly all cherry leaves stripped from the tree by cattle. Photo credit – Del Voight, Penn State Extension
Cyanide Poisoning of Livestock from Cherry Tree Leaves - Articles Articles
Take time to examine the woodlines along your pastures. If they contain cherry trees, you risk losing livestock to cyanide poisoning. More
Shingle trap for slug monitoring, Perry County. Photo: Liz Bosak.
Pennsylvania Slug Monitoring Project Update - News News
Last week, low numbers of Gray Garden and Marsh slugs were found in fields across Pennsylvania. More
Figure 2. Fusarium head blight on barley. Image credit. A. Collins
Fusarium Head Blight Update for the Week of May 14, 2018 - News News
Know your growth stage and risk in relation to fungicide application for Fusarium head blight of small grains. More
Early season corn. (Photo: D. Lingenfelter)
Residual Corn Herbicides in Post Applications - News News
Due to the unusual weather, residual herbicides applied post may need to be used to control weeds in emerging corn crops. More
Ensuring optimum forage quality in both hay fields and pastures helps to ensure optimal animal performance. Photo by Jessica Williamson
Optimizing Spring Forage Quality - News News
Spring is a challenging time of year when it comes to cool-season perennial forage management. Keeping an eye on forage stage of production can help to ensure optimum forage quality. More
Potato leafhopper populations will arrive in Pennsylvania in the coming weeks. Scout your fields regularly to determine if problematic populations are developing. Photo credit: Dept. of Entomology, Penn State
Alfalfa Insect Management - News News

Alfalfa Insect Management

05/16/2018

Alfalfa weevil remains active across the state, and potato leafhopper is bound to arrive in the coming weeks. Scout fields to understand your local populations. More
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