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Tyvek® tree guard. Photo: Rob Crassweller
Orchard Weed Control - Protection of Tree Trunks - Articles Articles
Some of the burn-down herbicides have been implicated as possible causes of damage to young tree trunks that have green tissue on portions of the lower trunk. More
A new mobile scouting spreadsheet developed by Penn State enables simple record-keeping on your smartphone.
Orchard IPM: Scouting with Your Smartphone - Articles Articles

Orchard IPM: Scouting with Your Smartphone

Tara Baugher, Tom Jarvinen

An important part of orchard scouting is to keep good records. A new mobile scouting spreadsheet, developed by Penn State, will help you keep track of what you are seeing in the field. More
John Wall, author of How to Build Orchard and Vineyard Trellises, explains the key components of a strong orchard support system. Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Orchard Precision: Engineering Principles for Orchard Trellis Construction - Articles Articles
Properly gauging orchard trellis needs and designing a system that is both cost-efficient and sturdy enough to weather season after season is a challenging, but rewarding, task. More
Phytocoris conspurcatus. Photo by Tom Murray
Apple Insect Pest: New Plant Bug Type Injury to Fruit - Articles Articles

Apple Insect Pest: New Plant Bug Type Injury to Fruit

Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Neelendra Joshi

In last the five years or so growers have noticed increases in what appears to be plum curculio damage to apple fruit. More
Mowing the sudex cover crop at the blueberry site at Five Elements Farm. The sudex was sown to compete against weeds, and was incorporated to add organic matter to the soil. Photo by J. Bozzelli.
Adding Small Fruits to Your Small Farm - Articles Articles

Adding Small Fruits to Your Small Farm

Marley E Skinner, Robert Pollock, Mike Basedow

Consider diversifying your farm by adding small fruit like blueberries or strawberries. More
Top dominant trees in an older orchard. Photo: Rob Crasswellar, Penn State
Home Gardening: Pruning to Renovate Old Fruit Trees - Articles Articles

Home Gardening: Pruning to Renovate Old Fruit Trees

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Rich Marini, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Timothy Elkner

Use judicious pruning to renovate older fruit trees in your home landscape. More
Cattle being finished on grass, photo by Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension
Grass-fed Beef Production - Articles Articles

Grass-fed Beef Production

Tara L. Felix

This article will clarify some of the production methods used to raise grass-fed beef. More
Burcucumber in Corn Field Photo: Penn State Weed Science
Burcucumber Management in Corn and Soybean - Articles Articles
Burcucumber continues to plague some corn and soybean fields in the region. Consider some of the recommendations below to manage this problem weed. More
Hemp Plots at Rock Springs Photo: Greg Roth, Penn State
Industrial Hemp Trial Report - Articles Articles

Industrial Hemp Trial Report

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

In 2017, we conducted several trials to assess the potential of Industrial Hemp and several management variables as it affected seed production. More
Dicamba Recordkeeping Forms Photo Credit: Dave Wilson
Recordkeeping for Dicamba Products - Articles Articles
Are you planning on using a Dicamba product this year? Be prepared to get training and keep the required records! More
Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual
Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual - Articles Articles

Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual

Pesticide Education Program

Downloadable recordkeeping manual with worker protection standard and calibration information from the Pesticide Education Program. More
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Questions About Your Pesticide Points? - Articles Articles
Is your pesticide license due to expire on March 31? Not sure how many points you need? Do you need to find upcoming meetings? Here’s a simple way to check! More
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Frost Seeding Time is Here - Articles Articles
Are your pastures looking a little thin? Now is the time to consider frost seeding as an option to thicken forage stands. More
Potential to Integrate Grazing into No-Till Systems
Potential to Integrate Grazing into No-Till Systems - Articles Articles

Potential to Integrate Grazing into No-Till Systems

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

This publication details rotating perennial pastures with annual crops, grazing cover crops, and grazing crop residue—all of which show promise to improve profit and soil health and increase diversity on crop farms. More
Healthy Even (Table Top) Soybean Stand
2018 Current Trends in Raising Soybeans in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
This article discusses key management tips for raising profitable soybean yields in Pennsylvania More
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