Butler County Extension is pleased to announce that they will be holding a Crops Conference at The Atrium in Prospect, PA on February 26, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
The hot, wet summer and early fall weather continued to delay the late-season apple crop until the middle of October.
The hot, wet summer and early fall weather continued to affect the apple crop in October.
This year’s bloom was later than in 2017. With a later bloom and a cool rainy season, we initially wondered when this year’s apple crop would be ready to pick.
Pennsylvania has experienced a combined average per location of about 20 inches of rain during the last 5 weeks.
Penn State Law is offering farmers the opportunity to obtain free legal services through its Rural Economic Development Clinic.
This article describes a new test methodology that is available for growers that are interested in trying to predict the potential for a lot of fruit to develop bitter pit in storage.
It is again time to look very carefully at pheromone traps placed in orchards.
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.
Peach blossoms are just starting to open this season, and full bloom will be more than a week later than normal.
This Penn State Extension publication, in Spanish and English, is designed for use by orchard employees - often the first individuals to detect a new occurrence of a fruit disease or insect pest.
Welcome Justin Brackenrich to Butler County. Justin is serving as the new Agronomy Educator with PSU Extension helping provide coverage to Western Pennsylvania.