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Female spotted lanternfly and her egg mass. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State
Tree Fruit Insect Pest - Spotted Lanternfly - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Insect Pest - Spotted Lanternfly

Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, an invasive plant hopper was first detected in Pennsylvania in the fall of 2014. 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
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
Pesticides for Gooseberry and Currant Home Plantings
Pesticides for Gooseberry and Currant Home Plantings - Articles Articles
Informational table showing pesticide recommendations for gooseberries and currants. 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
Home Orchard: Table 2.3. Pesticide Application Amounts
Home Orchard: Table 2.3. Pesticide Application Amounts - Articles 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
Small Striped Bee (Halictus). Photo USGS Bee Inventory.
What Can We Do to Encourage Native Bees? - Articles Articles

What Can We Do to Encourage Native Bees?

Christina Grozinger, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D., Tianna DuPont

Pollinators need a diverse, abundant food source and a place to build their nests and rear their young. If we keep these two elements in mind we can encourage native bee populations. More
Varroa mite parasitizing bee. Thought to be one of the major factors contributing to hive losses. Photo Alex Wild.
Pollinator Declines - Articles Articles

Pollinator Declines

Christina Grozinger, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D., Tianna DuPont

Domestic honey bees hives are down by 59% compared to 60 years ago with rapid declines over the last forty years. The populations of some native bee species may also be declining. More
Building and Operating a Home Garden Irrigation System
Building and Operating a Home Garden Irrigation System - Articles Articles

Building and Operating a Home Garden Irrigation System

Tom Butzler, Thomas Maloney, Darryl Dressler

Have you ever wondered how commercial fruit and vegetable growers can consistently get such huge quantities of great produce even in dry years? 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
Drift herbicide damage on tomato.
Using Proper Herbicide Formulations to Prevent Damage - Articles Articles
Use the proper herbicide formulations to prevent damage to non-target plants. 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
White-tailed Deer in Home Fruit Plantings
White-tailed Deer in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles

White-tailed Deer in Home Fruit Plantings

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Deer are most active during early morning and evening hours. They can have a home range of several square miles, but this varies with season, habitat, sex, and even individual characteristics. More
Types of Weeds
Types of Weeds - Articles Articles
To adequately control weeds in the small-scale orchard, you should learn proper weed identification. More
Symptoms of Pesticide Poisoning
Symptoms of Pesticide Poisoning - Articles Articles
The symptoms of pesticide poisoning can range from a mild skin irritation to coma or even death. Different classes or families of chemicals cause different types of symptoms. More
Ko Ko Maung, Bugwood.org
Soil Fertility and pH in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Soil provides support for the plant and is also the storehouse for plant nutrients, water, and oxygen for root growth. More
USDA Forest Service - Region 8 - Southern, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Responding to Pesticide Poisoning Symptoms - Articles Articles
Responding immediately and appropriately when pesticide exposure is suspected will help minimize the effects of exposure and, in extreme cases, may save a life. More
Plant Quality in Home Fruit Plantings
Plant Quality in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Purchase well-grown, heavily rooted, one-year-old plants of all fruits except blueberries and brambles. Two-year-old blueberry plants are recommended. More
Pests and Pesticides in Home Fruit Plantings
Pests and Pesticides in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Can fruit crops be grown in the home garden without pesticides? The answer is yes, but fruit quantity and quality may decrease. More
Pest Management in Gooseberries and Currants in Home Fruit Plantings
Pest Management in Gooseberries and Currants in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Many cultural methods such as pruning and sanitation practices will help in keeping disease organisms out of your plantings. More
Parts of the Pesticide Label
Parts of the Pesticide Label - Articles Articles
You should always read and understand the label before using any pesticide product. More
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