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Models for the Future Apple Plots: Year of Planting
Models for the Future Apple Plots: Year of Planting - Articles Articles
Penn State Extension partners with growers in a "Models for the Future" project to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers. More
Quad V. Photo: Edwin Winzeler, Penn State
Peach Tree Pruning: Trials, Tribulations, and Looking to the Future - Articles Articles
The ideal peach training system would be productive and pedestrian, precocious and produce high quality, well-colored red fruits. More
Arturo Diaz, Field Manager, is key to making sure best practices are put into place on the farm.
Models for the Future: Twin Springs Fruit Farm - Articles Articles

Models for the Future: Twin Springs Fruit Farm

Tara Baugher, Marley E Skinner

Twin Springs Fruit Farm is located in Orrtanna, which is in the heart of the Adams County Fruit Belt. More
Models for the Future: McCleaf's Orchard
Models for the Future: McCleaf's Orchard - Articles Articles

Models for the Future: McCleaf's Orchard

Tara Baugher, Michael Basedow

McCleaf’s Orchard is a fifth generation farm originally founded in 1888 and located in Biglerville, Pennsylvania. 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
Photo: Sladjana Prozo
Fruit Disorders - New Tool to Assess the Potential for Bitter Pit in Honeycrisp - Articles Articles
Bitter pit severity varies with cultivar and season, but Honeycrisp is particularly susceptible. Penn State has developed a new model for predicting bitter pit potential. More
Site preparation for a "Model for the Future" apple planting in Adams County, PA. Photo: Tara Baugher
Planting Sorghum Sudangrass Following Orchard Removal - Articles Articles
In commercial grower plots, we are learning that sudangrass is an excellent first step to replant success if you recently pushed out a block of older fruit trees. More
Dull, olive green areas visible on the undersides of leaves are the first evidence of apple scab.
Tree Fruit Disease - An Apple Scab Review - Articles Articles
Early season apple disease management is primarily directed at controlling scab. More
Shortly after tree growth begins, gently remove the 3 developing shoots below the leader to eliminate competition for leader growth. Photo: Tara Baugher
Orchard Establishment - Check List for New Plantings - Articles Articles
Timely tree training and integrated management of newly planted trees will ensure the success and future profitability of high density apple plantings. More
Bitter pit begins to show up on Honeycrisp several weeks before harvest and the incidence can increase two- to four-fold after a month in storage. Photo: Tara Baugher
Apple Fruit Disorders - Crop Load and Nutrient Management to Prevent Bitter Pit - Articles Articles

Apple Fruit Disorders - Crop Load and Nutrient Management to Prevent Bitter Pit

Tara Baugher, Rich Marini, Ph.D., James Schupp, Ph.D.

Multiple years of studies in grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following storage. More
Tree Fruit Team Outreach
Tree Fruit Team Outreach - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Team Outreach

Tara Baugher

Team accomplishment report for 2016. More
Start Farming "Models for the Future" Living Classrooms
Start Farming "Models for the Future" Living Classrooms - Articles Articles

Start Farming "Models for the Future" Living Classrooms

Tara Baugher, Marley E Skinner, Lynn Kime, Mike Basedow

Penn State Extension partners with seven growers across the Commonwealth to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers. More
Soil testing throughout the project helps determine if any soil amendments are needed. Photo: Kristi Kraft
Start Farming: Establishing Farmers Prepare Fields for Fruit Trees - Articles Articles
"Models for the Future" demonstration plots showcase best management practices for producers in the establishing years of developing their farm enterprises. More
Model plot grower cooperators are in the re-strategizing and establishing years of developing their farm enterprises and incorporate many sustainable practices into their operations.
Start Farming Demonstration Plots - Articles Articles

Start Farming Demonstration Plots

Tara Baugher, Marley E Skinner, Mike Basedow

On-farm demonstration plots are a key component of "Supporting Pennsylvania New Farmers in the Start-up, Re-strategizing, and Establishing Years". More
Chester Blackberries
So, You Want to Grow Fruit... - Articles Articles
Unless you just want to grow fruit as hobby, a marketing plan for the fruit you intend to grow needs to be at the top of your list. More
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