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Crops Conferences
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Crops Conferences

Multiple Options Available

$20.00
These one-day seminars offer opportunities to earn pesticide, nutrient management and certified crop adviser credits, and to learn about key current crop management issues. More
Cattle Feeders Day
Cattle Feeders Day - Conferences Conferences

Cattle Feeders Day

02/06/2018

Lancaster, PA

$15.00
Provides updates on current educational information to Pennsylvania feedlot producers. More
Dairy, Livestock (Cattle Congress), and Crops Compliance Conference
Dairy, Livestock (Cattle Congress), and Crops Compliance Conference - Workshops Workshops
$10.00
Get production updates from Penn State experts in dairy, livestock, and crops, as well as receive your compliance credits in pest and nutrient management. More
Wayne County Ag Day
Wayne County Ag Day - Conferences Conferences

Wayne County Ag Day

02/19/2018

Honesdale, PA

Free
Join us for the 2018 Wayne County Ag Day, an education day for local area Ag producers. More
Pennsylvania Game Breeders and Hunting Preserves Conference
Pennsylvania Game Breeders and Hunting Preserves Conference - Conferences Conferences
$100.00
Interested in raising game birds or managing the operation of a hunting preserve? Learn from some of the most experienced individuals in the field at this event! More
SW PA Dairy Day 2017 - Ev Thomas
Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Dairy Day - Conferences Conferences

Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Dairy Day

03/01/2018

Blairsville, PA

Free
This annual event is organized by agribusiness sponsors to provide useful educational content for those involved with dairy production in Southwest Pennsylvania. More
Master Gardener GardenWise
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Master Gardener GardenWise

03/10/2018

York, PA

$60.00
Whether a novice or expert gardener, GardenWise has something for everyone! More
Turf and Ornamental Conference of Northwest Pennsylvania
Turf and Ornamental Conference of Northwest Pennsylvania - Conferences Conferences
$65.00
World renowned speakers, and over 30 commercial exhibitors, will be present for this day-long Green Industry extravaganza. More
Master Gardener Shirley R. Wagner Garden Symposium
Master Gardener Shirley R. Wagner Garden Symposium - Conferences Conferences

Master Gardener Shirley R. Wagner Garden Symposium

04/14/2018

Lancaster, PA

$65.00
Home gardeners are invited to the 26th Annual Shirley R. Wagner Garden Symposium featuring sessions presented by locally and nationally renowned garden experts. More
USDA, university and private breeding programs have produced a number of new peach and nectarine cultivars in recent years.
Peach Cultivars - Articles Articles

Peach Cultivars

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Peaches and nectarines are the second most important tree fruit crop grown in Pennsylvania. There has been and continues to be extensive breeding of new and improved cultivars. More
In pears, fruit firmness is probably the most reliable indicator of maturity.
Fruit Harvest - Pear Maturity Indices - Articles Articles

Fruit Harvest - Pear Maturity Indices

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Pear maturity indices are not as reliable or consistent as those used for apples. The exception to this is firmness and possibly days after full bloom. More
In recognition of their work in eradicating Plum Pox Virus, research and industry partners received a USDA award. Pictured is Jim Lerew, one of the local growers recognized in the ceremony.
Plum Pox Eradication in PA - A Blueprint for Future Plant Disease Outbreaks - Articles Articles
In an increasingly global society, the transmission of viruses and various diseases has been facilitated through our own technologies. More
Photo by M. Seetin.
Orchard Pollination - Avoid Pesticide Sprays during Bloom - Articles Articles

Orchard Pollination - Avoid Pesticide Sprays during Bloom

Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Kathy Demchak, Ed Rajotte, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

Use of pesticides during bloom is a complicated problem with the solutions relying on understanding the detailed relationships among chemicals, pollinators and pest management needs. More
Apple PGRs - Prevention of Preharvest Drop in Apple Orchards
Apple PGRs - Prevention of Preharvest Drop in Apple Orchards - Articles Articles
As apples mature, they begin to produce large amounts of the ripening hormone, ethylene. One of the ripening processes stimulated by ethylene is stem loosening. More
Return bloom of 8th leaf Honeycrisp/M.26 apple trees at FREC, May 1, 2015. Row on the left received no return bloom sprays. Row on the right received 3 “sides” of RB sprays - one spray of NAA and 2 sprays of ethephon - June/July, 2014.
Apple PGRs - Promoting Return Bloom - Articles Articles
A return bloom program should begin after the current year’s crop becomes unresponsive to chemical thinning but before the crop becomes sensitive to the ripening effects of NAA or ethephon. More
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