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Pumpkin Cultivar Trial Results - Articles Articles

Pumpkin Cultivar Trial Results

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Timothy Elkner, Robert Pollock, Tom Butzler, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

We evaluated twenty-one pumpkin cultivars in 2016 and 2017. More
Downy mildew on pumpkin. Photo: Beth K. Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Updates: August 30, 2017 - Articles Articles
Within the past week, there have been three separate reports of downy mildew on jack-o-lantern pumpkin in eastern Virginia. More
End of Season Clean-up
End of Season Clean-up - Articles Articles
Insect populations tend to slow when there is a cool growing season, but there is plenty of insect management activity to consider. More
Pests of Vegetables
Pests of Vegetables - Articles Articles
A list of common pests and the vegetables they effect. More
Vine Crops - Insect Identification and Control in the Home Garden
Vine Crops - Insect Identification and Control in the Home Garden - Articles Articles
Insects attack vine crops from seeding until harvest. More
Vegetables
Vegetables - Articles Articles

Vegetables

Norma Jeanne Young

Photos of vegetables typically grown in Pennsylvania. More
On the Road: Yarnick's Farm
On the Road: Yarnick's Farm - Articles Articles

On the Road: Yarnick's Farm

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Robert Pollock, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

Yarnick’s Farm in Indiana, PA includes 250 acres of outdoor production and 20 greenhouses of varying sizes and shapes. More
Extendiendo la Temporada Productiva con Túneles Altos
Extendiendo la Temporada Productiva con Túneles Altos - Articles Articles
Los túneles altos ofrecen protección a las plantas de tierras saturadas de humedad y temperaturas bajas en la primavera y el otoño con lo cual se extiende la temporada productiva. More
Classificación de Verdura Estacional
Classificación de Verdura Estacional - Articles Articles
Puede clasificar plantas conforme con las temperaturas que producen incremento óptimo. More
Vegetable Planting and Transplanting Guide
Vegetable Planting and Transplanting Guide - Articles Articles
Listing of the major vegetables and the "best" time to plant. More
Seasonal Classification of Vegetables
Seasonal Classification of Vegetables - Articles Articles

Seasonal Classification of Vegetables

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Peter Ferretti

Plants can be classified by the temperatures which produce optimum growth. The two broadest categories of plants based on temperature are cool-season and warm-season crops. More
Extending the Garden Season with High Tunnels
Extending the Garden Season with High Tunnels - Articles Articles

Extending the Garden Season with High Tunnels

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D.

High tunnels offer plants protection from wet, saturated soils and low temperatures in the spring and fall, thereby extending the gardening season. More
Matt Tillett-St. Mary's MD-Flickr.com 2.0
Cover Crops in Home Gardens Improve Soil and Reduce Erosion - Articles Articles
Planting a cover crop at the end of the harvest will benefit your garden in the seasons to come. More
Insect Control Strategies for Vine Crops
Insect Control Strategies for Vine Crops - Articles Articles
Insects attack vine crops from the time of seeding until harvest. More
Cucurbit Scab
Cucurbit Scab - Articles Articles

Cucurbit Scab

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Jason Lilley

Cucurbit scab is caused by the fungus Cladosporium cucumerinum and can cause a dramatic decrease in fruit quality of various cucurbit crops like squash, pumpkin and melons. More
Cucurbit Yellow Vine Decline in Pumpkins
Cucurbit Yellow Vine Decline in Pumpkins - Articles Articles
A number of different diseases including bacterial wilt and Fusarium wilt can cause cucurbits collapse in the field. Unfortunately, cucurbit yellow vine decline is another one to be concerned about. More
How to Control Slugs
How to Control Slugs - Articles Articles

How to Control Slugs

Emelie Swackhamer

This article discusses some tactics for keeping slugs out of your crop. More
These peas were planted no-till after forage radish. Photo: D. Liker, Gorman Farm.
No-till, no Herbicide Planting of Spring Vegetables - Articles Articles
It is easier to plant early spring vegetables after winter cover crops if you use low residue winter-killed crops. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Saline Soils and Plant Growth - Articles Articles

Saline Soils and Plant Growth

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D.

This article outlines plant response and ways to measure soil salt levels. More
Protect the investment you have made in your drip irrigation system by protecting it from winter damage.
Winterizing Your Drip Irrigation System - Articles Articles

Winterizing Your Drip Irrigation System

William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

Fall is a great time to winterize your irrigation systems so that it will be ready for next spring. More
Wild Bees for Pennsylvania Cucurbits
Wild Bees for Pennsylvania Cucurbits - Articles Articles

Wild Bees for Pennsylvania Cucurbits

Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

In addition to honey bees, which are managed, various un-managed species that exist as wild populations play key roles in providing pollination of cucurbit crops. 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
Marshall Hart leads a tour of the hoophouse production at Braddock Farms.
Special Considerations for Urban Ag Practitioners - Articles Articles
For urban growers, there can be several considerations to take into account during the development of a production area. 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
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