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Fruit Disorders: Prevention of Scarf Skin on Apple Fruit - Articles Articles

Fruit Disorders: Prevention of Scarf Skin on Apple Fruit

James Schupp, Ph.D., Melanie Schupp, Edwin Winzeler, Tara Baugher, Daniel Weber, Donald Seifrit

Scarf skin is a physiological disorder of apple fruit that causes a dull gray cloudy or waxy appearance on the surface of the peel (epidermis) where it is most readily observed on varieties with a red or dark red background. More
Preparación del sitio para un plantío “Modelo del futuro” en el Condado Adams, PA. Foto: Tara Baugher
Siembra de Sudangrass Después de la Eliminación del Huerto - Articles Articles

Siembra de Sudangrass Después de la Eliminación del Huerto

Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

En las parcelas comerciales, hemos aprendiendo que el sudangrass es un excelente primer paso para el éxito al replantar si recientemente sacó un bloque de árboles frutales viejos. More
Modelos Para Futuras Parcelas: Plantar Después de la Biorremediación
Modelos Para Futuras Parcelas: Plantar Después de la Biorremediación - Articles Articles

Modelos Para Futuras Parcelas: Plantar Después de la Biorremediación

Tara Baugher, Megan Chawner, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

Penn State Extension se asocia con productores en un proyecto llamado "Modelos para el futuro" para brindar demostraciones en huertas a agricultores nuevos, jóvenes y de minorías. More
Ácaro depredador atacando a un ácaro rojo europeo. Foto cortesía del Dr. David Biddinger
MIP – Control Biológico del Ácaro Rojo Europeo - Articles Articles

MIP – Control Biológico del Ácaro Rojo Europeo

Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada, Tianna Dupont

Las infestaciones de ácaros rojos pueden dar como resultado fruta más pequeña y reducción de la floración en la siguiente temporada. More
Poco después de que el crecimiento del árbol comience, remueva cuidadosamente los 3 brotes debajo del líder para eliminar competencia de crecimiento con el líder. Photo: Tara Baugher
Establecimiento de la Huerta - Puntos Básicos para Plantíos Nuevos - Articles Articles
La formación oportuna de árboles y la gestión integrada de árboles recién plantados garantizarán el éxito y la rentabilidad de manzanos de alta densidad. More
Comience a Cultivar - "Modelos para el Futuro" Aulas Vivas
Comience a Cultivar - "Modelos para el Futuro" Aulas Vivas - Articles Articles

Comience a Cultivar - "Modelos para el Futuro" Aulas Vivas

Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

Penn State Extension se asoció con siete productores del Estado de Pensilvania para brindar demostraciones en granjas a agricultores nuevos, jóvenes y de minorías. More
Soggy breakdown on 2014 PA fruit. Photo courtesy of Yosef Al Shoffe, Cornell
Fruit Disorders - Harvest Practices to Prevent Storage Disorders in Honeycrisp - Articles Articles

Fruit Disorders - Harvest Practices to Prevent Storage Disorders in Honeycrisp

Tara Baugher, James Schupp, Ph.D., Rich Marini, Ph.D., Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Chris Walsh

There are many factors that affect Honeycrisp storage behavior, and some occur during harvest. More
Manejo de Vida Salvaje en la Huerta-Roedores
Manejo de Vida Salvaje en la Huerta-Roedores - Articles Articles

Manejo de Vida Salvaje en la Huerta-Roedores

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

Las poblaciones de roedores muestran fluctuaciones distintivas de la población de aproximadamente 4 ciclos anuales. More
Tree Fruit Team Outreach
Tree Fruit Team Outreach - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Team Outreach

Tara Baugher

Team accomplishment report for 2017. More
A multi-tier shake-and-catch harvesting platform (WSU design by Dr. He and team). Photo: Long He, Penn State
Orchard Automation - Engineering Opportunities for Fruit Growers - Articles Articles
Fruit growers have many challenges related to the labor-intensive needs of tree fruit production and increasing global competition. Fortunately, new precision management and automation technologies are on the horizon. More
Peach Crop Load Management: Blossom Thinning and Fruit Size
Peach Crop Load Management: Blossom Thinning and Fruit Size - Articles Articles

Peach Crop Load Management: Blossom Thinning and Fruit Size

Tara Baugher, James Schupp, Ph.D., Paul Heinemann, Ph.D.

Many growers are hesitant to thin peaches at bloom because they fear the chance of bud loss to frost at this early stage of development. More
Photo: Sladjana Prozo
Fruit Disorders: New Tool to Assess the Potential for Bitter Pit in Honeycrisp - Articles Articles
Bitter pit severity varies with cultivar and season, but Honeycrisp is particularly susceptible. Penn State has developed a new model for predicting bitter pit potential. More
A new mobile scouting spreadsheet developed by Penn State enables simple record-keeping on your smartphone.
Orchard IPM: Scouting with Your Smartphone - Articles Articles

Orchard IPM: Scouting with Your Smartphone

Tara Baugher, Tom Jarvinen

An important part of orchard scouting is to keep good records. A new mobile scouting spreadsheet, developed by Penn State, will help you keep track of what you are seeing in the field. More
Young Latino growers learn how to scout an orchard during a hands-on field training.
Learning Preferences of Next Generation Farmers - Articles Articles

Learning Preferences of Next Generation Farmers

Tara Baugher, Héctor Núñez Contreras, Kelly Lowery

Penn State Extension has been assessing how best to tailor our outreach and extension programming for those of you who will be the next generation of farmers. More
Top dominant trees in an older orchard. Photo: Rob Crasswellar, Penn State
Home Gardening: Pruning to Renovate Old Fruit Trees - Articles Articles

Home Gardening: Pruning to Renovate Old Fruit Trees

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Rich Marini, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Timothy Elkner

Use judicious pruning to renovate older fruit trees in your home landscape. More
Models for the Future Apple Plots: Planting of Trees following Bio-remediation
Models for the Future Apple Plots: Planting of Trees following Bio-remediation - Articles Articles
Penn State Extension partners with growers in a "Models for the Future" project to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers. Two years of bio-remediation with rotation crops suppressed nematodes and improved soil health. More
Soil testing throughout the project helps determine if any soil amendments are needed. Photo: Kristi Kraft
Start Farming: Establishing Farmers Prepare Fields for Fruit Trees - Articles Articles
"Models for the Future" demonstration plots showcase best management practices for producers in the establishing years of developing their farm enterprises. More
Quad V. Photo: Edwin Winzeler, Penn State
Peach Tree Pruning: Trials, Tribulations, and Looking to the Future - Articles Articles
The ideal peach training system would be productive and pedestrian, precocious and produce high quality, well-colored red fruits. More
Pine vole injury is found on the below-ground portions of a tree.
Orchard Wildlife Management: Preventing Vole Damage - Articles Articles

Orchard Wildlife Management: Preventing Vole Damage

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

One of the last tasks in getting orchards ready for winter is planning your strategy to control voles and prevent their damage. More
Predator mite attacking European red mite. Photo courtesy of Dr. David Biddinger
Orchard IPM - European Red Mite Biological Control - Articles Articles

Orchard IPM - European Red Mite Biological Control

Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Tianna DuPont

Infestations of red mites can result in smaller fruit and a reduced fruit bloom the following season. More
Orchard Production Systems - Apple Blueprint
Orchard Production Systems - Apple Blueprint - Articles Articles

Orchard Production Systems - Apple Blueprint

James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

Many cultural practices and pest control methods utilized in the past require abundant labor resources to be profitable, and these no longer exist in today’s agricultural community. More
Photo: Amy Tabb
Orchard Precision - Sensor Technologies and Weather Modeling - Articles Articles

Orchard Precision - Sensor Technologies and Weather Modeling

James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

Sensor and imaging technologies, along with weather modeling, are being investigated for applications in intensive orchard systems. More
Fruit Disorders - Practices to Manage Storage Disorders in Honeycrisp
Fruit Disorders - Practices to Manage Storage Disorders in Honeycrisp - Articles Articles
If risk of bitter pit is high, fruit should be stored without conditioning and marketed earlier than conditioned fruit. Fruit with low bitter pit risk should be conditioned and stored at 38°F. 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
Tree Fruit Bloom Stages - Pear
Tree Fruit Bloom Stages - Pear - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Bloom Stages - Pear

Tara Baugher, Edwin Winzeler

Stages of pear fruit bud development. More
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