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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
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
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
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 4.5. Efficacy of Fungicides on Apples and Pears
Home Orchards: Table 4.5. Efficacy of Fungicides on Apples and Pears - Articles Articles
Informational table showing the efficacy of fungicides on apples and pears. More
Home Orchards: Table 4.8. Pesticide Recommendations for Pears
Home Orchards: Table 4.8. Pesticide Recommendations for Pears - Articles Articles
Informational table showing pesticide recommendations for pears. To avoid harming bees, do not use an insecticide in sprays applied during the bloom period. 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 Orchards: Table 4.3 Apple and Pear Tree Spacings on Various Rootstocks
Home Orchards: Table 4.3 Apple and Pear Tree Spacings on Various Rootstocks - Articles Articles
Informational table showing apple and pear tree spacings and probable yields on various rootstocks. More
E. Levine, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
Home Orchards: Table 4.6. Efficacy of Insecticides and Miticides - Articles Articles
Informational table showing efficacy of insecticides and miticides on apples and pears. More
H.J. Larsen, Bugwood.org
Home Orchards: Table 2.2. Sprayer Calibration Distances - Articles Articles
Informational table showing sprayer calibration distances. 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
Guide to Farming: Tree Fruits
Guide to Farming: Tree Fruits - Articles Articles
Before planting your first fruit tree, you should conduct your own research regarding production, marketing, and financing the enterprise. More
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