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Vegetable crops at Heritage Farm
Growers' Series: Fertility Strategies for Vegetable Growing - Workshops Workshops
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Learn strategies for different vegetable crops and techniques for producing your own natural, low-cost fertilizers More
Diversified vegetable production in low-till cropping system
Growers' Series: Experiments in Low-Till Farming - Workshops Workshops

Growers' Series: Experiments in Low-Till Farming

03/20/2019

Philadelphia, PA

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Reducing tillage on the sustainable farm More
Growers' Series: Making and Using Compost
Growers' Series: Making and Using Compost - Workshops Workshops

Growers' Series: Making and Using Compost

02/13/2019

Philadelphia, PA

Free
Learn to transform recycled material from the land into super food for your farm or garden! More
Allium leafminer feeding damage on onion leaves. Photo: Tim Elkner, Penn State
Allium Leafminer Now Active in Southeast Pennsylvania - News News
Leaf symptoms of adult allium leafminer activity were observed on chives, garlic and wild garlic in a home garden in the Leola area of Southeast Pennsylvania on April 13, 2018. More
Guia Para Plantar y Transplantar Verduras
Guia Para Plantar y Transplantar Verduras - Articles Articles
Versión en español de la Guía de Plantación y Trasplante de Hortalizas. More
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
Allium Leafminer Adult
Alert: The Allium Leafminer is active! - News News
The Allium Leafminer has emerged this week and we are already seeing feeding damage signs. Protect your crop! More
Adult Allium Leafminer
Allium Leafminer Expected to Emerge in April - News News
The allium leafminer, Phytomyza gymnostoma, is a fly that originates from Poland, Germany, Austria and Spain, and was confirmed in 18 counties in Pennsylvania last year. More
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Snailcase Bagworm - Articles Articles
The snailcase bagworm is a moth (family Psychidae) that was accidentally introduced into the United States from Europe in the 1940s. More
Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Flea Beetle - Articles Articles
The corn flea beetle is the most common species found in Pennsylvania attacking field corn. More
Photo: Scott Guiser
Bulb Crops in the Home Garden - Articles Articles
This article covers insect identification and control of some common pests of bulb crops. More
Mary Ann Hansen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org
Cabbage Maggot - Articles Articles
The cabbage maggot is often mistaken for the housefly. Agriculturally, the cabbage maggot is a very destructive pest of cruciferous vegetables. 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
Leafy Vegetables in the Home Garden
Leafy Vegetables in the Home Garden - Articles Articles
This article covers insect identification and control of some common pests of leafy vegetables. 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
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Onion Thrips - Articles Articles
Onion thrips, Thrips tabaci, are cosmopolitan insects, feeding on a wide variety of vegetable plants, small grains, field crops and weeds. More
Eugene E. Nelson, Bugwood.org
Green Peach Aphid on Peppers - Articles Articles
The green peach, aphid Myzus persicae, is a common pest of cole crops, peppers and many fruit trees. More
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Thrips on Cabbage - Articles Articles
The onion thrips, Thrips tabaci Lindeman, is a cosmopolitan insect and one of the most important and destructive pests of cabbage in Pennsylvania. 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
Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties
Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties - Videos Videos

Soil Health: Soil Physical Properties

Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner, Tianna DuPont

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Here we talk about some of the physical properties of soil including organic matter, aggregate stability, water infiltration and compaction. 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
Onion Harvest and Grower Interview
Onion Harvest and Grower Interview - Videos Videos

Onion Harvest and Grower Interview

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D.

Onion harvesting More
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