Educators are available to consult with growers on their farm operations at no-cost to the grower and help them to see how close they are to meeting the new regulatory requirements.
July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot.
Soluble salts commonly found in soils are calcium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, sulfate, and bicarbonate. Potassium, ammonium, nitrate, and carbonate are also found, but in smaller quantities.
This article describes a new test methodology that is available for growers that are interested in trying to predict the potential for a lot of fruit to develop bitter pit in storage.
It is again time to look very carefully at pheromone traps placed in orchards.
If you grow blueberries on your farm, please consider participating in this short survey.
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.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) is requiring Pennsylvania businesses to get spotted lanternfly (SLF) permits.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years. The focus has shifted away from merely responding to contamination events toward establishing systems to prevent them from occurring.
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production.
pH del suelo en una encuesta de 27 túneles altos en Pennsylvania