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Mia Yencha makes it rain as part of Penn State Extension’s “Rain to Drain” activity at Mount Holly Springs’ Holly Festival Day Celebration on September 15. (Photo: Heather Couch)
Stormwater Education in Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland County - News News
Visitors to the annual festival had an opportunity to learn about how stormwater can impact their local waterways. More
Photo 1. Codling moth larvae feeding inside the fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Tree Fruit Entomology Update for the End of August 2018 - News News
Pennsylvania has experienced a combined average per location of about 20 inches of rain during the last 5 weeks. More
Corn earworm counts are rising throughout PA.
Vegetable - Small Fruit Production Issues: August 2, 2018 - News News
July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot. More
Photo 1. Apple fruit injured by first-generation codling moth larvae. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes: 2018 Mid-Season Pest Management Update - News News
It is again time to look very carefully at pheromone traps placed in orchards. More
Christine Mayer, Director of the Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies at Wilson College, pictured far left with her class behind a groundwater model at the Cumberland County Penn State Extension Office.
Wilson College Environmental Stewardship Class Encounters a Groundwater Model - News News
Students from Wilson College visited the Cumberland County Penn State Extension office to learn how land use, ground water, and private water wells interconnect. More
Blueberries are a high value crop in Pennsylvania.
Survey: Pollination Services of Blueberries in the Mid-Atlantic Region - News News
If you grow blueberries on your farm, please consider participating in this short survey. More
Japanese beetle on raspberries. Photo: Kathy Demchak, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Production Issues: July 12, 2018 - News News
Downy mildew was confirmed on cucumber in Mifflin County on July 11. Warmer weather throughout the state is helping crops along, but has also been good for insect pests. More
The potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, is a pest that is easy to overlook until the damage - called "hopperburn" - "burns" you. Photo: Penn State College of Agriculture
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: June 28 2018 - News News
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production. More
Black rot on cabbage, caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Note characteristic “V” shaped lesions starting at leaf margin. Photo: Lee Stivers, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: Mid-June 2018 - News News
Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development. More
Codling moth monitoring trap. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes: Pest Management Update for Mid-June, 2018 - News News
First-generation flights of codling moth, tufted apple bud moth, and obliquebanded leafroller continue, second-generation Oriental fruit moth about to start, monitor for leafhoppers, woolly apple aphids, San Jose scales, and European red mites. More
Are your berries turning brown and drying up? Check to see that the pedicle is not damaged. Photo: Kathy Demchak, Penn State
Causes of Strawberry Blossom Blights and Dried Berries - News News
The warm wet weather the past couple of weeks together with high humidity is creating perfect conditions for a number of strawberry diseases. More
Codling moth injured fruit. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
First Generation Codling Moth Update May 25, 2018 - News News
It is a perfect time right now to start the insecticide management of the codling moth (CM) in pome fruit orchards. More
Pepper transplants. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: May 18, 2018 - News News
It’s no secret that this spring has been cold and wet across Pennsylvania. On many farms, planting has been delayed as much as three weeks, and many crops already in the ground are developing more slowly than usual. More
Strawberry plant with mild winter injury. Photo: Kathy Demchak
Spring Strawberry Growth, or Lack Thereof - News News
This year, we had a long cold winter, the spring warm-up just isn’t happening yet in much of the state, and plant growth is nearly 2 weeks behind schedule. More
Pear psylla adults feeding on pear shoot. Photo G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update: End of April, 2018 - News News
As the 2018 growing season slowly progresses, the pest and beneficial insects are also getting ready for the season. More
Participants attend the Montour County Safe Drinking Water Clinic
Montour County Residents Learn How to Protect Their Drinking Water - News News
Fifty-three homeowners attended the workshop where they received water test reports and assistance in interpreting the testing results. More
Rain Gardens capture stormwater, provide wildlife habitat and reduce mowing by shrinking lawns. Photo: Roger Bannerman
Spring Yard Care Tips for Water Quality - News News
When you are thinking about spring projects, consider some tips to enhance water quality and manage stormwater. More
Scheduling the PDA Certified Pesticide Applicator Exam
Scheduling the PDA Certified Pesticide Applicator Exam - News News
The winter off season is an ideal time for green industry professionals to prepare for and take the pesticide applicator certification (aka pesticide license) exam. More
‘Mayflower’ (East Malling, U.K.) is a mid-late season variety. Photo: Kathy Demchak, Penn State
Strawberry Variety Update – Fall 2017 - News News
It’s that time of year when we start thinking about putting together plant orders for next season. More
Codling moth injured apple fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update for August 30, 2017 - News News
As harvest approaches and the bins are being moved to the orchard, we need to remember that a number of important pests are still present in the orchards. More
Brown marmorated stink bug adult and nymphs on corn. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for August 10, 2017 - News News
The flights of the second generation codling moth (CM) and third generation oriental fruit moth (OFM) continue in most Pennsylvania pome fruit orchards. More
Codling moth injured apple fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update for July 2017 - News News

Entomology Update for July 2017

07/28/2017

Late July and the beginning of August indicates the time to again intensify the careful management of internal fruit feeders. More
Brown marmorated stink bug adult on apple. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for July 20, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for July 20, 2017

07/21/2017

Pheromone traps are the best indicators for controlling CM and OFM. Detection of live BMSB nymphs in traps placed in orchards warrants an immediate insecticide application. More
Spotted wing drosophila male under a berry. Photo: K. Demchak
Spotted Wing Drosophila Season Is Early This Year - News News
Given the mild winter and earliness of berry crops this year, it’s not a big surprise that spotted wing drosophila presence is early, too. More
Brown marmorated stink bug injury on apple. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for June 23, 2017 - News News

Insect Bytes for June 23, 2017

07/03/2017

The flights of the first generation adults of tufted apple bud moth, obliquebanded leafroller and codling moth are almost completed in most Pennsylvania orchards. More
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