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Pest Alert - Omnivorous Leafroller
Pest Alert - Omnivorous Leafroller - Articles Articles
The omnivorous leafroller has recently been confirmed in a greenhouse in Pennsylvania. Your assistance is needed in monitoring this pest indoors and outdoors in Pennsylvania. 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
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 Fruit Plantings: Gooseberry and Currant Variety Selection
Home Fruit Plantings: Gooseberry and Currant Variety Selection - Articles Articles
Listing of gooseberry and currant that are less susceptible to being the alternate host for White pine blister rust. More
Home Fruit Plantings: Gooseberries and Currants
Home Fruit Plantings: Gooseberries and Currants - Articles Articles
Gooseberries and currants (Ribes spp.) have enjoyed great popularity in the past. 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
Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds
Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds - Articles Articles

Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

On many farms or orchards, bird damage is minimal while for others, problems from birds can be substantial. More
Photo credit: Steve Culman
Soil Quality Information - Articles Articles
Healthy soils yield healthy crops, But what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it? More
Fungicides, Herbicides, and Insecticides Fungicides, Herbicides, and Insecticides - Articles
In some cases, pesticides are the only alternative in controlling pests. The pesticides cited here have moderately low mammalian toxicity and degrade soon after application. More
First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning
First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning - Articles Articles
Immediate and appropriate action, such as providing first aid, may be necessary to prevent serious injury to a victim of pesticide poisoning. The situation can be a life-or-death matter. More
Carl Dennis, Auburn University, Bugwood.org
Nursery Stock Selection for Home Orchards - Articles Articles
The old adage "you get what you pay for" is an important consideration when buying fruit trees. Bargain plants might not be healthy or might be a variety not adapted to your area. More
Harvesting Fruit in the Home Fruit Planting
Harvesting Fruit in the Home Fruit Planting - Articles Articles
One of the great benefits of growing fruit in the home garden is the ability to harvest the fruit according to individual taste. More
Insect Pests in Currants and Gooseberries in Home Fruit Plantings
Insect Pests in Currants and Gooseberries in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Under most conditions, insects are not perennially serious pests of currants and gooseberries; however, certain insects occasionally will cause serious damage if left uncontrolled. More
Mulches for Weed Control in Home Fruit Plantings
Mulches for Weed Control in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
A mulch is any kind of material applied to the soil surface for protection or improvement of the area covered. The value of any mulch material is measured in how well it improves crop quality. More
S.K. McDonald, Bugwood.org
Current Status of Restricted-use Pesticides in Pennyslvania - Articles Articles
Applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides must be certified as a private applicator or must work under the direct supervision of a certified applicator. More
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