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Managing Small Woodlots
Managing Small Woodlots - Articles Articles

Managing Small Woodlots

David R. Jackson, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., James Finley, Ph.D.

Woodlot owners can improve your woods for the future or cause damage from which it might not recover for generations. More
Estate Planning for Pennsylvania Farm Families
Estate Planning for Pennsylvania Farm Families - Articles Articles

Estate Planning for Pennsylvania Farm Families

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Ashley Ellixson, Paul Goeringer

It's time to get a dialogue started with family to determine a strategy for transferring farm assets that can help minimize stress and the potential tax burdens on your heirs. More
Image Credit: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State Extension
Spotted Lanternfly Agricultural Producer and Forest Landowner Impact Survey - News News
A survey is currently underway to gather information from horticultural growers, field crop farmers, and forest landowners on the potential economic impact of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) on agriculture and forestry. More
Brown marmorated stink bug adult and nymphs. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management Survey for Commercial Producers - News News
A nationwide survey is currently underway to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on agriculture. More
Cucumber
Cucumber Production - Articles Articles

Cucumber Production

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Francesco Di Gioia, Ph. D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D., Steve Bogash

Multiple markets exist for growers with fewer than 5 acres, and many field operations, such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting, can be custom hired. More
Photo Credit: Alyssa A. Collins
Industrial Hemp Production - Articles Articles

Industrial Hemp Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Heather E. Manzo

This publication focuses on growing industrial hemp for either seed or fiber on an agronomic crop farm with a typical complement of tillage, planting, and harvest equipment. More
Tree Fruit Budget Tools
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Tree Fruit Budget Tools

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

Every two years the faculty and extension personnel update the Penn State Tree Fruit Production Guide. Within the Guide are budgets for tree fruit production. More
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking

Sarah Cornelisse, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Emily Montgomery

The renaissance of farm-based dairy processing can be attractive, but it is imperative that farmers research and plan all aspects of a new enterprise. More
Golden Delicious Apples
Apple Production - Articles Articles

Apple Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Apples may be grown in many parts of the country and lend themselves well to part-time farming operations. More
Red Raspberries
Red Raspberry Production - Articles Articles

Red Raspberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Raspberry production is well suited to small farms, as a small area of raspberries can provide significant income and equipment needs for an acre or so of raspberries are not great. More
Blueberries
Highbush Blueberry Production - Articles Articles

Highbush Blueberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Blueberries are well suited for small-scale and part-time farm operations. More
Peaches
Peach Production - Articles Articles

Peach Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

The life of the orchard is expected to be at least 20 years, so the initial investment may be spread over a longer period of time than many crops. More
Tomatoes, Fresh-Market, Crop Insurance
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Tomatoes, Fresh-Market, Crop Insurance

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Crop insurance for fresh-market tomatoes in Pennsylvania. More
2011 Premium Billing Policy LGM-Dairy: PM-10-055
2011 Premium Billing Policy LGM-Dairy: PM-10-055 - Articles Articles
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) Board of Directors (Board) approved revisions of the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle (LGM-Dairy) plan of insurance on August 12, 2010. More
2016 Crop Insurance for Pennsylvania Field Crops
2016 Crop Insurance for Pennsylvania Field Crops - Articles Articles
Multi-peril crop insurance allows you to insure against losses on your farm due to adverse weather conditions, price fluctuations, and unavoidable pests and diseases. More
Mowing Turfgrasses
Mowing Turfgrasses - Articles Articles

Mowing Turfgrasses

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John C. Harper II

Grass cutting is the major time-consuming operation in the maintenance of any turfgrass area. More
Growing Turf Under Shaded Conditions
Growing Turf Under Shaded Conditions - Articles Articles

Growing Turf Under Shaded Conditions

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John C. Harper II

The establishment and management of quality turfgrass under shaded conditions often is possible if the basic requirements for turfgrass growth are known and understood. More
William M. Brown Jr., Bugwood.org
Aeration of Turfgrass Areas - Articles Articles

Aeration of Turfgrass Areas

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John C. Harper II

Mechanical aeration provides an excellent, and probably the only, means of correcting or alleviating soil compaction which may be quite serious on many lawn areas. More
Garlic Producer
Garlic Producer - Videos Videos

Garlic Producer

Thomas Ford, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D., Steve Bogash

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Beef Feeding Operation
Beef Feeding Operation - Videos Videos

Beef Feeding Operation

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John W. Comerford

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Producer video describing the benefits, challenges, and marketing opportunities of a beef feeding operation. More
Organic Producer Video
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Organic Producer Video

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Interview with an organic vegetable producer covering marketing and production. More
Potato Grower Interview
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Potato Grower Interview

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

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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
Sample budgets should help you ensure that all costs and receipts are included in your budget.
Tree Fruit Production Budgets - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Production Budgets

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

Enterprise budgets represent estimates of the costs and returns associated with the production of specified agricultural products. More
Actual Production History Yield Exclusion
Actual Production History Yield Exclusion - Articles Articles
RMA has identified, in the actuarial documents, eligible crop years in which producers may elect to exclude actual yields from their actual production history. More
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