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Meal Bowls can be made with a variety of ingredients Photo Source: USDA
Make a Healthy Meal Bowl - Articles Articles

Make a Healthy Meal Bowl

Mandel Smith, MS

Meal bowls, power bowls, grain bowls are descriptions of a complete meal in a bowl. This easy meal option is becoming popular. Learn to make a healthy version at home with foods on hand. More
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Snacks can Provide Healthy Nutritional Benefits - Articles Articles
Snacks are often viewed negatively because they can provide extra calories to a diet. However, when planned correctly, snacks can have positive nutritional benefits. More
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Make-it-Yourself Pizza - Articles Articles

Make-it-Yourself Pizza

Mandel Smith, MS

What can beat having a pizza delivered right to your door in minutes? How about having a hot, healthy, delicious, pizza right from your oven in even less time. 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
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
Photo 1. Blueberry blossom showing the characteristic flowers of this plant. Note that the flowers are closed, bell-shaped and pendant. Photo credit: Nicole Castle, contributed to Plant Village.
Who Pollinates Pennsylvania Blueberry Plants? - Articles Articles

Who Pollinates Pennsylvania Blueberry Plants?

Margarita López-Uribe, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D., Kristal Watrous, Nolan Amon

Blueberries (genus Vaccinium) are a high-value crop in Pennsylvania and the United States, with an estimated value of at least $825 million to the US economy in 2014. More
Yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB) adult. Photo: Michael Skvarla, Penn State
Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Serious Pest in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Serious Pest in Pennsylvania

Michael J. Skvarla, Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

Yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB) (Microtheca ochroloma) is a serious pest of cruciferous crops. More
Eggplant
Eggplant - Videos Videos

Eggplant

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

4:14

Eggplants are available year round; low in calories and high in fiber. Watch this video to learn how to select, store and prepare Mediterranean eggplant. More
Pumpkin
Pumpkin - Videos Videos

Pumpkin

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

4:04

Pumpkin is more than a fall decoration. In this video we learn how to select, store pumpkin and cook a fresh pie pumpkin and make a pumpkin smoothie. More
Kale
Kale - Videos Videos

Kale

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

4:29

Watch this video to learn why kale is a superfood and how to include it in your diet. Also learn how to buy, store and prepare different varieties of kale. More
Brussel Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts - Videos Videos

Brussel Sprouts

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

4:01

What vegetable is named for the capital of Belgium? If you guess Brussels sprouts, you are correct. Watch this video to learn how to make roasted Brussels sprouts that really taste good. More
Red Beets
Red Beets - Videos Videos

Red Beets

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

4:54

Fresh or canned, red beets are versatile and can be enjoyed a variety of ways. This video will show how to select, store and prepare fresh beets. More
Parsnips
Parsnips - Videos Videos

Parsnips

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

3:21

Parsnips are a root vegetable that is rich in nutrients. Watch this video to learn how to make easy parsnips fries. More
Broccoli
Broccoli - Videos Videos

Broccoli

Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman, Debra Boyd

3:32

This video will show you how to select and store fresh broccoli. Learn how to prepare a tasty broccoli and cauliflower recipe with a touch of lemon. More
Allium Leafminer Adult
Alert: The Allium Leafminer is active! - News News
The Allium Leafminer has emerged this week and we are already seeing feeding damage signs. Protect your crop! More
Figure 2. Pupae in base of allium plants. They have been in the pupal stage throughout the summer, and should emerge as adults this fall. Photo: L. Donoval.
Fall Re-Emergence of the Allium Leafminer - News News
It’s soon time for emergence of allium leafminer adults. More
photo: pixby.com/stevepb
Why Do Onions Make You Cry? - News News

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

05/04/2017

Most people know that onions can make you cry when you cut into them. But, do you know why? Onions also provide important vitamins to the diet. More
Adult Allium Leafminer
Allium Leafminer Expected to Emerge in April - News News
The allium leafminer, Phytomyza gymnostoma, is a fly that originates from Poland, Germany, Austria and Spain, and was confirmed in 18 counties in Pennsylvania last year. More
Pests of Vegetables
Pests of Vegetables - Articles Articles

Pests of Vegetables

Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

A list of common pests and the vegetables they affect. More
Vine Crops - Insect Identification and Control in the Home Garden
Vine Crops - Insect Identification and Control in the Home Garden - Articles Articles
Insects attack vine crops from seeding until harvest. More
Source: Penn State Extension
Boost Flavor with Citrus - News News

Boost Flavor with Citrus

01/06/2017

Citrus fruits are very nutritious and an especially good source of vitamin C and other nutrients. Add excitement to winter meals and snacks with a burst of citrus flavor. More
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