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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
Cómo Diagnosticar un Problema en la Planta – 101
Cómo Diagnosticar un Problema en la Planta – 101 - Articles Articles
¿Hay algún problema con su planta? ¿Cuál es la causa? No asuma que sabe la respuesta y accidentalmente trate el problema equivocado. More
Paper wasps typically build their nest in high protected structures such as house or barn eaves.
Should Growers Befriend Wasps? - Articles Articles
Small fruit and vegetable growers understand the role that honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees play in pollination of crops. More
Frank Peairs, Colorado State University,
Flea Beetle - Articles Articles
The corn flea beetle is the most common species found in Pennsylvania attacking field corn. More
John C. French Sr., Retired, Universities:Auburn, GA, Clemson and U of MO,
Corn Earworm in Sweet Corn - Articles Articles
The corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea , is a very important pest of sweet corn. It can also be a pest in tomatoes, cotton, sorghum, vetch, and other hosts. 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

Pests of Vegetables

Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

A list of common pests and the vegetables they affect. More
Sweet Corn in the Home Garden
Sweet Corn in the Home Garden - Articles Articles
This article covers insect identification and control of some common pests of sweet corn. More
Sweet Corn Thresholds
Sweet Corn Thresholds - Articles Articles
The larvae of 3 species of moths (typically called "worms") infest sweet corn ears. The thresholds change with the growth stage of the corn. More
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ,
Treated Seed for Flea Beetle and Stewart's Wilt Management in Sweet Corn - Articles Articles
Most of you are aware of the insecticide Admire or Provado (active ingredient is imidacloprid), for control of Colorado potato beetle and striped cucumber beetle. More
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ,
Corn Flea Beetle and Bacterial Wilt - Articles Articles
Flea beetles overwinter as adults, thus winter temperatures have been useful in determining spring population pressure of adults. 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
William Lambert, University of Georgia,
Identifying Non-targets from Fall Armyworm Pheromone Captures - Articles Articles
Monitoring moth activity for the fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda is an important aid in making appropriate management decisions. More
University of Georgia , University of Georgia,
European Corn Borer on Peppers - Articles Articles
The European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner), is one of the five most important vegetable pests in Pennsylvania. More
Corn Rootworm in Sweet Corn
Corn Rootworm in Sweet Corn - Articles Articles
When considering insect management in sweet corn at planting, the first question is: "Did you rotate?". More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University,
Instructions for Using Pheromone-Baited Traps for European Corn Borer - Articles Articles
Proper monitoring allows growers to increase spray frequency when populations are high and decrease spray frequency when populations are low. 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
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
Safety Data Sheet Use
Safety Data Sheet Use - Articles Articles

Safety Data Sheet Use

Jim Harvey

Safety data sheets (SDS) provide detailed information about all chemicals and pesticides including the chemical properties, various hazards, protective measures, and safety precautions. More
Matt Tillett-St. Mary's 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
An ear of corn with healthy fresh silk. The grower will have to protect the silk with an insecticide as long as the silk is fresh and has not dried. Photo: Tom Ford
Bringing Worm-free Corn to Your Table - Articles Articles
Few people understand the challenges vegetable growers face in trying to produce the perfect worm-free ear of corn. More
Photo: William Lamont
On the Road: New Morning Farm - Articles Articles

On the Road: New Morning Farm

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Thomas Ford, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

New Morning Farm is a certified organic diversified vegetable farm on 95 acres of land in Hustontown in southern Huntingdon County. More
Tomato late blight. Photo credit Beth Gugino, Penn State Plant Pathology.
Plant Disease Basics - The Disease Triangle - Articles Articles
Disease management begins with the fundamental understanding the three factors must be present and interact for disease to develop. More
Biodegradable Mulch Demonstrations
Biodegradable Mulch Demonstrations - Articles Articles
In order to look at the possible labor and resource savings, Penn State Extension educators working with growers, laid biodegradable mulch at seven sites around the state. More
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