Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development.
The warm wet weather the past couple of weeks together with high humidity is creating perfect conditions for a number of strawberry diseases.
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.
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.
Apple harvest in 2017 has been well ahead of “normal.” To update you on late season apples, this week we sampled Nagafu Fuji and GoldRush.
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples.
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit Team conducted a survey to assess the needs of hard cider fruit producers across the state and the Mid-Atlantic region.
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.