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Powdery mildew on blossoms. The powdery mildew fungus likes young tissue. As tissue begins to grow, the fungus will colonize young, green tissue as it emerges. Photo: Kari Peter, Penn State
Spraying by the Numbers: Fungicide Resistance Management - Articles Articles

Spraying by the Numbers: Fungicide Resistance Management

Kari A. Peter, Ph.D., Alan R. Biggs

Growers can prevent resistance to fungicides by alternating chemicals by FRAC group also known as "spraying by the numbers." More
Beef cows grazing switchgrass/big bluestem/indiangrass mix in summer. Credit: S. Duiker
Extending the Grazing Season with Plant Diversity - Articles Articles

Extending the Grazing Season with Plant Diversity

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

By developing a grazing plan that integrates cool-season perennials with warm- and cool-season annuals and warm-season perennials, graziers can significantly extend the grazing season while both avoiding overgrazing and maintaining soil health. More
Planting Green 101: Penn State Research Summary
Planting Green 101: Penn State Research Summary - Articles Articles

Planting Green 101: Penn State Research Summary

Heidi Reed, Heather Karsten, Ph.D., John Tooker, Ph.D., Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

This article explains the “why” and “how” of planting green with corn and soybeans, including practical management recommendations based on results from 3 years of research across 5 locations in Pennsylvania. More
Figure 1. No-till soybean in cereal rye mulch
Soil Building Practices in Organic Annual Grain Systems - Articles Articles

Soil Building Practices in Organic Annual Grain Systems

Barbara Baraibar Padro, John Wallace, Ph.D., Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., Ron Hoover, Rebecca Champagne, William Curran

Strategies within cover crop-based, rotational no-till systems to build soil quality and reduce tillage frequency and intensity. More
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Figure 1. Hairy vetch-triticale cover crop being rolled
Terminating Cover Crops With a Roller Crimper in Organic Grain Rotations - Articles Articles

Terminating Cover Crops With a Roller Crimper in Organic Grain Rotations

Barbara Baraibar Padro, John Wallace, Ph.D., Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., Ron Hoover, Clair Keene, William Curran

Optimizing timing of hairy vetch and cereal rye rolling can prevent incomplete cover crop termination. More
Apple rootstock in tissue culture: Photo by Yongjian Chang, North American Plants Inc.
Advances in Rootstock Genetics and Breeding - Articles Articles
Developing new fruit rootstocks and cultivars using traditional breeding techniques is a slow process because a new rootstock must have many desirable characteristics without many undesirable traits. More
Drip irrigation in orchard. Photo: Long He, Penn State
Drip Irrigation for Tree Fruit Orchards in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Irrigation is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals. More
Adult spotted lanternflies. Photo Credit: E. Smyers
Control de la Mosca Linterna con Manchas para el Público en General - Articles Articles

Control de la Mosca Linterna con Manchas para el Público en General

Heather L Leach, Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

Las MLM son una plaga invasora destructiva que amenaza la agricultura, la industria maderera y ornamental y las plantas de jardín. More
Spotted lanternfly feeding on grapevine. Image by Erica Smyers.
Updated Insecticide Recommendations for Spotted Lanternfly on Grape - Articles Articles
Insecticide recommendations for spotted lanternfly in grape, updated January 2019. More
Updated Insecticide Recommendations for Spotted Lanternfly on Tree Fruit
Updated Insecticide Recommendations for Spotted Lanternfly on Tree Fruit - Articles Articles
Insecticide recommendations for spotted lanternfly in tree fruit, updated January 2019. More
Getting a good stand takes a well-maintained planter, especially in tough no-till conditions. Photo by Sjoerd Duiker
Planter Maintenance - Articles Articles

Planter Maintenance

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Winter is a good time to work on planter maintenance to prevent breakdowns or poor performance at planting time. Planter maintenance is essential for optimal no-till results. More
Research Spotlight: Bale Density Effects on Baleage Quality
Research Spotlight: Bale Density Effects on Baleage Quality - Articles Articles

Research Spotlight: Bale Density Effects on Baleage Quality

Marvin Hall, Ph.D., Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

This Research Spotlight examining bale density and its effect on baleage quality confirms attention to forage maturity, moisture, timely wrapping and density result in quality baleage. More
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Are You Pricing Your Custom Services Correctly? - Articles Articles
The prices you set for your services should move you toward achieving your long-term business goals. At the same time, consider how you are looking to position yourself in the business landscape. More
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Cucumber Production - Articles Articles

Cucumber Production

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Francesco Di Gioia, Ph. D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D., Steve Bogash

Multiple markets exist for growers with fewer than 5 acres, and many field operations, such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting, can be custom hired. More
Photo by Tricia Borneman, Blooming Glen Farm
Manteniendo Frescos los Productos Agrícolas Frescos - Articles Articles
Manejo postcosecha para venta en mercados de agricultores y venta directa de la huerta a instituciones. More
2018 Soybean Variety Trials
2018 Soybean Variety Trials - Articles Articles

2018 Soybean Variety Trials

Mark Antle, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Soybean tests are conducted annually to provide information regarding the performance of soybeans grown in Pennsylvania. More
Impacto de FSMA en el Compostaje de Sustratos para la Producción de Hongos
Impacto de FSMA en el Compostaje de Sustratos para la Producción de Hongos - Articles Articles
Bajo la Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos (FSMA, por sus siglas en inglés) los productores de hongos tienen que reconocer peligros potenciales a la inocuidad de los alimentos y establecer medidas de control. More
Mushroom GAPs Audit and FSMA Resources
Mushroom GAPs Audit and FSMA Resources - Articles Articles
This article lists the information and resources needed to meet Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) standards specific for the mushroom industry. More
Control de Listeria Monocytogenes en el Medio Ambiente de Cultivo y Empaque de Hongos
Control de Listeria Monocytogenes en el Medio Ambiente de Cultivo y Empaque de Hongos - Articles Articles
En los últimos años ha aumentado el conocimiento de que Listeria monocytogenes puede ser un posible contaminante microbiano en alimentos listos para el consumo. More
¿Qué es un Desinfectante o Sanitizante?
¿Qué es un Desinfectante o Sanitizante? - Articles Articles

¿Qué es un Desinfectante o Sanitizante?

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D.

Vamos a aclarar algunos términos ya que los productores de hongos comúnmente se refieren de manera indistinta a los desinfectantes y a los sanitizantes, lo cual es entendible. More
Winterizing Sprayer, Photo by Andrew Frankenfield
Late Fall is the Time to Winterize Your Sprayers - Articles Articles
Once the growing season is over and the weather is turning colder it’s time to winterize your pesticide sprayer before it gets too cold and causes damage to sprayer components. The following are tips to guide you. More
Figure 1. Cool-season perennials are the mainstay of pastured dairies in the Northeast. Credit: Sjoerd Duiker
No-Till Annuals to Beat the Summer Slump on a Dairy Farm - Articles Articles

No-Till Annuals to Beat the Summer Slump on a Dairy Farm

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Dave Wilson, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

This case study demonstrates how a grazing dairy farmer in southeastern Pennsylvania beats the summer slump with cool- and warm-season annuals established with no-till practices. More
Posts between the oat and annual strip create a fence between strips that are grazed and strips with grain crops. Photo by Sjoerd Duiker
Integrating Grazing in No-Till Systems on a Grain Farm - Articles Articles

Integrating Grazing in No-Till Systems on a Grain Farm

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

The adoption of no-tillage systems in Pennsylvania creates opportunities to graze after harvest. This case study examines the integration of grazing and no-tillage on a grain farm. More
Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Fruit Disorders: Prevention of Scarf Skin on Apple Fruit - Articles Articles

Fruit Disorders: Prevention of Scarf Skin on Apple Fruit

James Schupp, Ph.D., Melanie Schupp, Edwin Winzeler, Tara Baugher, Daniel Weber, Donald Seifrit

Scarf skin is a physiological disorder of apple fruit that causes a dull gray cloudy or waxy appearance on the surface of the peel (epidermis) where it is most readily observed on varieties with a red or dark red background. More
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