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The aftermath of riparian buffer flooding (Photo by Kristen Kyler - Penn State University)
Buffers Need Maintenance After Flooding - News News
Flooding has been a relatively common occurrence this summer which has caused significant damage to homes, roads, and businesses. Riparian buffer owners also need to inspect and repair their young forests. 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
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
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
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
‘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
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
Volunteers plant a riparian buffer on Mill Creek,Lancaster County, Photo: Kristen Kyler, Penn State University
Lower Susquehanna Community Saving a Stream Using Trees - News News
Volunteers gathered on June 10th, at a family farm outside of New Holland along the banks of Mill Creek for a day filled with hard work for a good cause. More
Make your gardens safe for your furry friends.
Pet Friendly Gardening - News News

Pet Friendly Gardening

05/03/2017

Here are some helpful hints on ways to make your garden a pet safe and beautiful space. More
New cane poking through bag. Photo: Kathy Demchak
High Tunnel Raspberries in Grow Bags – Lessons Learned! - News News
An update to last Fall’s article on growing berries in grow bags is sorely needed, just to keep other people from repeating some of our less-than-enjoyable experiences. More
Bird Feeder Composite
Bird Feeder Lessons - News News

Bird Feeder Lessons

03/06/2017

I decided to attract birds to my yard using bird feeders. I tried different feeder styles, food, and locations. Some worked well and some, well, didn’t work. More
Simplified hydrologic cycle of a residential lot. Source Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication 426-041, What is a Watershed?
Extension Unites to Create a New Bay Resource - News News
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification program provides resources to help landscape professionals learn sustainable landscaping practices More
Safety and Health Management Planning for Biomass Producers
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Safety and Health Management Planning for Biomass Producers

Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E., Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

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$20.00
Find risk-reduction information and resources to plan effective safety and health management programs. 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
Safety and Health Management Planning for General Farmers and Ranchers
Safety and Health Management Planning for General Farmers and Ranchers - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$17.00
Find risk-reduction information and resources to develop effective safety and health management plans for your farm or ranch. More
Photo: K. Demchak, Penn State
Spotted Wing Drosophila Update - News News

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update

07/05/2012

Clouds of spotted wing drosophila are still around our raspberries, and it’s apparent this pest is going to be a challenge every year for the foreseeable future. More