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Peach Disorders - Skin Damage
Peach Disorders - Skin Damage - Articles Articles

Peach Disorders - Skin Damage

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Skin damage has been a problem in packed stone fruit in some years but it has been somewhat erratic here in PA. More
Brett Saddington talking with Dr Rob Crassweller about ideal tree fruit density.
Models for the Future: Bedminster Orchard - Articles Articles

Models for the Future: Bedminster Orchard

Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner, Tara Baugher, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Bedminster Orchard is located on 16 Acres in Perkasie, Pa and is owned and operated by Brett Saddington. More
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
Orchard Wildlife Management - Voles
Orchard Wildlife Management - Voles - Articles Articles

Orchard Wildlife Management - Voles

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Vole populations exhibit distinctive population fluctuations of approximately 4 year cycles. More
NEWA Weather Station Maintenance
NEWA Weather Station Maintenance - Articles Articles

NEWA Weather Station Maintenance

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

To keep your NEWA-connected weather station running in top shape this season, consult the on-line guides we put together on maintenance and troubleshooting. 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
Apples require Cross Pollination to produce a crop, but there are many other fruit and nut varieties that are self-fruitful. Photo: D. Biddinger.
Pollination Requirements for Various Fruits and Nuts - Articles Articles
Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the male part (anther) of a flower to the female part (pistil) of the same or another flower of the same sort. More
Closely mowed row middles make it easier for predators to see and catch any potential rodents. Photo: Rob Crassweller
Orchard IPM - Postharvest Management Practices - Articles Articles
After you have completed harvest, take time for strategic management of weeds, wildlife and tree nutrient levels. More
Peaches
Peach Production - Articles Articles

Peach Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

The life of the orchard is expected to be at least 20 years, so the initial investment may be spread over a longer period of time than many crops. More
Golden Delicious Apples
Apple Production - Articles Articles

Apple Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Apples may be grown in many parts of the country and lend themselves well to part-time farming operations. More
Spur Blight in Home Raspberry Plantings
Spur Blight in Home Raspberry Plantings - Articles Articles

Spur Blight in Home Raspberry Plantings

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Red and purple raspberries are more affected by spur blight than black raspberries. Blackberries appear to be immune. More
Powdery Mildew in Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings
Powdery Mildew in Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Powdery mildew is occasionally a serious problem on susceptible varieties of red and black raspberries. Infected plants may be stunted and less productive. More
Pear Production in Home Fruit Plantings
Pear Production in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles

Pear Production in Home Fruit Plantings

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Pears were once the dominant fruit grown in North America, the earliest known pear orchard was reported in 1630 in Massachusetts. More
Leaf Spots in Strawberries in Home Fruit Plantings
Leaf Spots in Strawberries in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
A wide array of leaf spots infect strawberry species, including birds-eye leaf spot, black leaf spot, septoria leaf spot, cercospora leaf spot, alternaria leaf spot, red spot, and angular leaf spot. More
Sandra Jensen, Cornell University, Bugwood.org
Late Leaf Rust of Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Late leaf rust can be a problem on fall-bearing raspberries. More
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