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Female spotted lanternfly and her egg mass. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State
Tree Fruit Insect Pest - Spotted Lanternfly - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Insect Pest - Spotted Lanternfly

Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, an invasive plant hopper was first detected in Pennsylvania in the fall of 2014. More
Osmia cornifrons on an apple blossom. Photo: David Biddinger
Orchard Pollination: Solitary (Mason) Bees - Articles Articles
Growers of bee-pollinated crops, particularly apples, may be interested in the possible use of solitary bees as pollinators. More
congerdesign / pixaby.com
Know Your Berries: Beyond the Usual Suspects - Workshops Workshops
Learn how to select, plant, maintain, harvest, and use a variety of berries and small fruits in the home garden. More
Perry County Office
Paw Paws, Figs and Gooseberries - Workshops Workshops
Learn how you can successfully grow these uncommon but rewarding fruits in the home garden. More
Photo by M. Seetin.
Pollinators and Pesticide Sprays during Bloom in Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles

Pollinators and Pesticide Sprays during Bloom in Fruit Plantings

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
Manejo en la Postcosecha de Bayas
Manejo en la Postcosecha de Bayas - Articles Articles

Manejo en la Postcosecha de Bayas

Montserrat Fonseca Estrada, Lee Stivers

Las bayas (fresas, frambuesas, zarzamoras, y arándanos) son frutas maravillosas; además de ser deliciosas y nutritivas tienen buen precio en el mercado. 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
Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds
Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds - Articles Articles

Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

On many farms or orchards, bird damage is minimal while for others, problems from birds can be substantial. 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
Varroa mite parasitizing bee. Thought to be one of the major factors contributing to hive losses. Photo Alex Wild.
Pollinator Declines - Articles Articles

Pollinator Declines

Christina Grozinger, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D., Tianna DuPont

Domestic honey bees hives are down by 59% compared to 60 years ago with rapid declines over the last forty years. The populations of some native bee species may also be declining. 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
Lea y comprenda toda la etiqueta.
Las Mejores Recomendaciones para Aplicadores de Pesticidas - Articles Articles

Las Mejores Recomendaciones para Aplicadores de Pesticidas

Bill Riden, Héctor Núñez Contreras

¿Cómo calibrar su equipo?, ¿Qué precauciones de seguridad a tomar? More
Fruit Production for the Home Gardener
Fruit Production for the Home Gardener - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Fruit Production for the Home Gardener

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

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$12.00
Grow your own fruit on a small scale. More
The Mid-Atlantic Berry Guide for Commercial Growers
The Mid-Atlantic Berry Guide for Commercial Growers - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$25.00
Get the fundamentals of growing berries on a large scale. More
Pesticides for Gooseberry and Currant Home Plantings
Pesticides for Gooseberry and Currant Home Plantings - Articles Articles
Informational table showing pesticide recommendations for gooseberries and currants. More
Insect Pests in Currants and Gooseberries in Home Fruit Plantings
Insect Pests in Currants and Gooseberries in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Under most conditions, insects are not perennially serious pests of currants and gooseberries; however, certain insects occasionally will cause serious damage if left uncontrolled. More
Pest Management in Gooseberries and Currants in Home Fruit Plantings
Pest Management in Gooseberries and Currants in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Many cultural methods such as pruning and sanitation practices will help in keeping disease organisms out of your plantings. More
Disease Descriptions for Gooseberries and Currants
Disease Descriptions for Gooseberries and Currants - Articles Articles
The more common diseases found on currants and gooseberries are anthracnose, leaf spot, and powdery mildew. The most common virus disease is currant mosaic. More
Home Fruit Plantings: Gooseberry and Currant Variety Selection
Home Fruit Plantings: Gooseberry and Currant Variety Selection - Articles Articles
Listing of gooseberry and currant that are less susceptible to being the alternate host for White pine blister rust. More
Home Fruit Plantings: Gooseberries and Currants
Home Fruit Plantings: Gooseberries and Currants - Articles Articles
Gooseberries and currants (Ribes spp.) have enjoyed great popularity in the past. More
Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Home Orchards, Table 2.1. Important Insects and Mites - Articles Articles
Informational table showing direct and indirect fruit pests. More
Home Orchard: Table 2.3. Pesticide Application Amounts
Home Orchard: Table 2.3. Pesticide Application Amounts - Articles Articles
Informational table showing pesticide application amounts on fruit. More
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