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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
Longwood Gardens Continuing Education Program: A Milpa in Your Garden
Longwood Gardens Continuing Education Program: A Milpa in Your Garden - News News
On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Longwood Gardens presented a practical, bilingual course in English and Spanish to teach participants how to make a milpa in the 21st Century. 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
No Empty Chairs at Bilingual Workshop on GAP and Pruning Fruit Trees
No Empty Chairs at Bilingual Workshop on GAP and Pruning Fruit Trees - News News
On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, Penn State Extension offered a practical field training for Spanish-speaking growers and workers in the fruit industry. More
Photo: Scott Guiser, Penn State, retired
FSMA Produce Safety Rule Update - News News

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Update

03/27/2018

January 26, 2018, marked the first major compliance date for the Produce Safety Rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). More
Pennsylvania Mushroom Farmers Lead U.S. in Mushroom Production
Pennsylvania Mushroom Farmers Lead U.S. in Mushroom Production - News News
Last year, Pennsylvania farms produced more than 577 million pounds of white button mushrooms, which accounted for nearly $560 million in sales. More
Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential
Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential - News News
Mushrooms contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health. More
Figura 1. Drenajes deben ser sellados.
Producción de Champiñones: Técnicas de Exclusión para el Control de Plagas - Articles Articles

Producción de Champiñones: Técnicas de Exclusión para el Control de Plagas

Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D.

La exclusión previene la entrada de los organismos de la plaga en cuartos nuevos y su escape desde los más viejos. Esto último no debería ser subestimado. More
Figure 1. M. halterata female (left), male (right) (Photo by Stefanos Andreadis)
Phoridos – La mosca del Champiñon - Articles Articles

Phoridos – La mosca del Champiñon

Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

Familia Phoridae, Phorido del champiñon, Megaselia halterata More
Hembra M. halterata
Los moscos Phóridos - Articles Articles

Los moscos Phóridos

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D., Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

Una plaga de importancia secundaria en Norteamérica es el mosco phórido, Megaselia halterata. More
El Moho Verde de los Champiñones
El Moho Verde de los Champiñones - Articles Articles

El Moho Verde de los Champiñones

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D., Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

El moho verde se caracteriza por un crecimiento del micelio blanco y denso seguido de una esporulación extensa de color verde. More
Figura 1
La Mancha Bacteriana - Articles Articles

La Mancha Bacteriana

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D., Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

La mancha bacteriana puede ser endémica de las casas de cultivo del champiñón, dañando la calidad de los champiñones y causando pérdidas de rendimiento. More
Figure 1. Drain plugs must be sealed. Photo: PA Mushroom IPM Handbook
IPM in Mushroom Production: Exclusion Techniques for Pest Control - Articles Articles

IPM in Mushroom Production: Exclusion Techniques for Pest Control

Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D., John A. Pecchia, Ph.D.

Exclusion prevents the entrance of pest organisms into new rooms and their escape from older ones. The latter should not be underestimated. More