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El acero inoxidable y las paredes lavables, aunque no siempre son factibles, son importantes en las empacadoras como esta que crece y empaqueta brotes.
La reducción de los riesgos de inocuidad alimentaria en las instalaciones de empaque - Articles Articles
Recomendaciones de saneamiento básico para mantener las áreas de empaque limpias y apropiadamente sanitarias. More
Los vagones de cosecha cubiertos ayudan a evitar que las aves contaminen los productos cosechados limpios.
Reducción de los riesgos de inocuidad alimenticia durante la cosecha - Articles Articles
Explore múltiples maneras de reducir la contaminación de las frutas y verduras durante la cosecha. More
Does Your Business Need a Spotted Lanternfly Permit?
Does Your Business Need a Spotted Lanternfly Permit? - Articles Articles
Find out if your business or organization is required to have a Spotted Lanternfly permit in Pennsylvania. More
Figure 1: Western bean cutworm caterpillar, showing the distinctive longitudinal lines in its collar (or pronotum) behind its head. (Image Credit: Eric Bohnenblust, Penn State)
Caterpillars in Corn: Earworm, Western Bean Cutworm or Corn Borer? - Articles Articles
The end of the summer is a good time to scout for caterpillar damage in corn. What is present will tell you if you have pests that need to be managed next year. More
Problem weeds in a pasture setting. (Source: Penn State Extension)
Biennial and Perennial Weed Control is Best in the Fall - Articles Articles

Biennial and Perennial Weed Control is Best in the Fall

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

Take advantage of the application window late in the season. More
Figure 1. Wheat seed and young seedlings affected by Fusarium graminearum (white arrows). (Photo credit: Brandon Wilt, PSU-PPEM.)
Wheat and Barley Diseases: What is in Your Seed? - Articles Articles

Wheat and Barley Diseases: What is in Your Seed?

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

Seeds can serve as the vehicle for unwanted plant pathogens and weeds. Avoid the risks! More
A promising stand of alfalfa in bloom. Image Credit: Jessica Williamson
Fall Forage Establishment - Articles Articles

Fall Forage Establishment

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Pasture managers and hay producers have a window of opportunity in the late summer and early fall to improve existing or establish new stands through seeding. More
Dead spotted lanternfly at the base of a treated tree. Photo by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Treating Black Walnuts with Insecticides for Spotted Lanternfly Control - Articles Articles
Recommendations for safe pesticide applications to control spotted lanternfly infestations. More
An adult spotted lanternfly. Photo by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Avoid Home Remedies to Control Spotted Lanternfly - Articles Articles
Untested homemade solutions may harm people, pets and plants. Their use can be unsafe and illegal. More
Mushroom GAPs Audit and FSMA Resources
Mushroom GAPs Audit and FSMA Resources - Articles Articles
This article lists the information and resources needed to meet Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) standards specific for the mushroom industry. More
Este par de excusados portátiles pueden moverse fácilmente para que sean accesibles a los trabajadores.
Salud e Higiene del Trabajador - Articles Articles
Los productores y los que manejan las frutas y verduras deben tomar todas las medidas posibles de salud e higiene para prevenir su contaminación. More
La irrigación se considera como agua de precosecha.
Usos Seguros del Agua Agrícola - Articles Articles
Los factores de riesgo asociados con el uso del agua que se utiliza en la producción, cosecha y manipulación de las verduras y frutas frescas y como reducir el riesgo de contaminación. More
No permita que sus mascotas entren en el campo.
La Reducción de los Riesgos que Provienen de los Animales y el Estiércol - Articles Articles
Reconozca los riesgos asociados con los animales y el estiércol y aprenda como reducir los riesgos a la inocuidad alimentaria. More
Symptoms of potassium deficiency.
Assessing and Managing Potassium Concentration in the Vineyard - Articles Articles
Potassium (K) plays a critical role in many plant physiology and biochemistry processes such as photosynthesis, osmoregulation, and enzyme activation. More
Carl Schmidt (center) talks about the organic transition process on Banner Farm (Image Credit: Maureen Casey)
Successful Transition to Organic at Banner Farm - Articles Articles
On-farm example focuses on organic transition. More
Burcucumber in field of corn. Image credit: Penn State Weed Science.
Managing Burcucumber and Other Late Season Weeds in Corn and Soybeans - Articles Articles
Late season weeds, such as burcucumber, can cause problems with corn and soybean harvest. Consider some of the harvest aid recommendations below to manage these problems weeds. More
Dark and Light Peat Casing Soils Suppress Populations of Listeria and Salmonella
Dark and Light Peat Casing Soils Suppress Populations of Listeria and Salmonella - Articles Articles
Studies show that when light peat is replaced with dark peat that contains lower microbial levels, developing plants tend to become more susceptible to diseases. More
Eradicating Listeria Monocytogenes From Slicing and Packaging Environments
Eradicating Listeria Monocytogenes From Slicing and Packaging Environments - Articles Articles
Now is the time for the mushroom industry to take all possible measures to minimize risks for Listeria contamination More
FSMA Produce Safety and Preventive Controls Regulations: How Do They Apply?
FSMA Produce Safety and Preventive Controls Regulations: How Do They Apply? - Articles Articles
This article reviews the basics for Produce Safety and Preventive Controls and provides some information on how they may affect the mushroom industry. More
Method for Validating Thermal Sanitization of Mushroom Disk Slicing Equipment
Method for Validating Thermal Sanitization of Mushroom Disk Slicing Equipment - Articles Articles

Method for Validating Thermal Sanitization of Mushroom Disk Slicing Equipment

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Ramaswamy C. Anantheswaran, Hilary Tobin

This study demonstrates the feasibility of thermal sanitization treatment to eliminate L. monocytogenes at niche sites within slicer heads without requiring complete disassembly. More
Supplier Controls for Prevention of Food Safety Recalls
Supplier Controls for Prevention of Food Safety Recalls - Articles Articles
The Preventive Controls for Human Foods Regulation requires food companies to develop and implement a risk-based Food Safety Plan. More
Alfalfa regrowth after the last summer cutting. Image Credit: Hanna Wells.
Potassium Management to Improve Alfalfa Winter Survival - Articles Articles
Proper potassium management in fall can improve winter survival of alfalfa. More
Updated Insecticide Recommendations for Spotted Lanternfly on Tree Fruit
Updated Insecticide Recommendations for Spotted Lanternfly on Tree Fruit - Articles Articles
Insecticide recommendations for spotted lanternfly in tree fruit, updated August 2018. More
Weeds growing in small grain stubble during late summer (PSU Weed Science, D. Lingenfelter)
Late Weed Control and Burndown Considerations Before Planting Fall Crops - Articles Articles
Suggestions are provided to prevent weed seed production at this time of year to reduce the weed seedbank for next season. More
Corn bound for silage harvest at silking stage (C. Guindon)
How Do I Know When it’s Time to Harvest my Corn for Silage? - Articles Articles
Timing is key when harvesting quality corn silage. Here’s how to make sure you’re hitting that window of opportunity. More
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