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Tyvek® tree guard. Photo: Rob Crassweller
Orchard Weed Control - Protection of Tree Trunks - Articles Articles
Some of the burn-down herbicides have been implicated as possible causes of damage to young tree trunks that have green tissue on portions of the lower trunk. More
Ambrosia fruit. Photo: R. Crassweller, Penn State
Orchard Nutrition: Determining Orchard Fertility Needs - Articles Articles
The Mid-Atlantic region is blessed with an abundant supply of good fertile soils that can produce high quality deciduous fruit. More
Fruit Tree Propagation - Grafting and Budding
Fruit Tree Propagation - Grafting and Budding - Articles Articles
This article provides information on a few successful propagation methods that can be used on fruit trees. More
The Home Fruit Garden - Getting Started
The Home Fruit Garden - Getting Started - Articles Articles
Home fruit gardening offers many benefits—exercise, enjoyment, a supply of delicious fruits, enhancement of the home landscape, and a truly educational experience. More
Soil testing throughout the project helps determine if any soil amendments are needed. Photo: Kristi Kraft
Start Farming: Establishing Farmers Prepare Fields for Fruit Trees - Articles Articles
"Models for the Future" demonstration plots showcase best management practices for producers in the establishing years of developing their farm enterprises. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Home Orchards: Table 2.4. Plant Protection Materials - Articles Articles
Informational table showing pesticides available for home garden use on various fruit crops. More
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.1. Fertilizer Equivalents
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.1. Fertilizer Equivalents - Articles Articles
Use this table to determine the equivalent amounts of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash of each fertilizer material. More
Home Orchards: Table 5.5. Pesticide Recommendations for Stone Fruit
Home Orchards: Table 5.5. Pesticide Recommendations for Stone Fruit - Articles Articles
This schedule will not provide desirable control of brown rot unless there is Captan in the GPProduct mix. More
Home Orchards: Table 5.4. Efficacy of Fungicides on Stone Fruit
Home Orchards: Table 5.4. Efficacy of Fungicides on Stone Fruit - Articles Articles
Informational table showing efficacy of fungicides on stone fruit. More
Home Orchards: Table 5.1. Stone Fruit Spacing and Probable Yield
Home Orchards: Table 5.1. Stone Fruit Spacing and Probable Yield - Articles Articles
Informational table showing stone fruit spacing and probable yield. More
Jonas Janner Hamann, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Bugwood.org
Home Orchards: Table 5.2. Occurence of Insect and Mite Pests in Stone Fruit - Articles Articles
Informational table showing the occurrence of insect and mite pests during the stone fruit growing season. More
H.J. Larsen, Bugwood.org
Home Orchards: Table 2.2. Sprayer Calibration Distances - Articles Articles
Informational table showing sprayer calibration distances. More
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.2. Monthly Maintenance
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.2. Monthly Maintenance - Articles Articles
Your schedule may vary from the one below by as much as 2 weeks (earlier or later) depending on the region of Pennsylvania in which you are located. More
Home Orchard: Table 2.3. Pesticide Application Amounts Home Orchard: Table 2.3. Pesticide Application Amounts - Articles
Informational table showing pesticide application amounts on fruit. More
Photo credit Mary Ann Frazier, Penn State Extension.
Who are Our Pollinators? - Articles Articles

Who are Our Pollinators?

Christina Grozinger, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D., Krishona Martinson

Approximately three quarters of our major food crops are pollinated. Here we will look at how wild bees provide insurance against ongoing honey bee losses. More
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