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Vegetable Garden at Kinder Park, photo courtesy of Patty Rahi
Delaware County Master Gardeners 27th Annual Garden Contest - News News
The contest is open to all residents of Delaware County. Categories include Ornamental, Vegetable, Community and Youth. More
Clinton County Extension Office is Moving! Clinton County Extension Office is Moving! - News
We will be moving to our new Lock Haven office beginning June 11th. More
1940's photo at the Fruit Research Lab. Do you know who these men are? (see comments at the end of this article)
FREC Centennial Celebration and Field Day - News News
The Fruit Research and Extension Center has a one-hundred-year history of developing scientific information for the benefit of the fruit industry throughout Pennsylvania. Come join our celebration on July 10, 2018. More
Discoloration of developing fruitlets indicating they will be dropping. Photo: Rob Crassweller, Penn State
Carbohydrate Model Run: May 30, 2018 Ideal Weather for Thinning - News News
Since the last carbohydrate model report on May 25, last Friday, weather conditions were optimal to induce fruit drop due to chemical thinner application. More
Photo: Ohio State Weed Lab, The Ohio State University, common mallow (Malva neglecta)
Landscape Management: Common Mallow - News News
Considered a weed in turfgrass and landscape beds, common mallow is an interesting plant in that it can be an annual or biennial. More
It is important to monitor your orchard site for conditions. Photo: Kari Peter, Penn State
Disease Update: More Advice for Limiting Fire Blight Spread - News News
Fire blight symptoms are widespread throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Growers are encouraged to use Apogee or Kudos to shut down tree growth to limit the spread of the disease in orchards. More
Inspirational Leadership Matters: The Four I's of Leadership
Inspirational Leadership Matters: The Four I's of Leadership - News News
There is a growing interest from business to encourage leadership skills, develop leadership abilities, and build leadership knowledge. More
Photo 1: Manure injection in early May in western Chester County, PA. Twenty-foot wide toolbar supports injectors that are spaced 24 inches apart. Photo credit: Leon Ressler, Penn State
Manure Injection in PA Gets a Boost with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant - News News
Newly awarded grant will be used to cover the cost difference between injecting and surface applying manure. More
Slug damage to cotyledon stage soybeans in Centre County (image by Adriana Murillo-Williams, PSU Extension)
Pest Populations Appear to be Mild at the Moment, But Stay Vigilant - News News
Insect and slug populations do not appear to be causing much damage, yet but keep scouting to understand local populations. More
Photo: Penn State Pesticide Education
Worker Protection Standard Update - News News
The 2015 EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) revision is now in full effect with the only exception being the requirement for new training materials. 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
Be on alert for apple scab disease conditions until mid-June. Photo: Kari Peter, Penn State
Tree Fruit Disease Conditions Were on Steroids in May - News News
Conditions were incredibly optimal for many tree fruit diseases during the month of May. Management strategies for pome and stone fruit diseases are discussed. More
One of the park's main features: the 20 acre prairie ecosystem featuring the Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Ask the Master Gardeners of Butler County - News News
Penn State Master Gardeners of Butler County educational outreach series at the Gateway Native Gardens at Jennings Environmental Education Center on June 16, July 15, and August 11th. More
Scout for fire blight in your orchard. Photo: Kari Peter, Penn State
Disease Update: Dealing with Fire Blight Infections - News News
Reports of fire blight infections have started to occur. The dos and don’ts of managing fire blight infections are discussed. More
Codling moth injured fruit. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
First Generation Codling Moth Update May 25, 2018 - News News
It is a perfect time right now to start the insecticide management of the codling moth (CM) in pome fruit orchards. More
North Dakota Pipeline Leak Detection Initiative Announced - News News
iPIPE consortium brings emerging technology and stakeholders together to meet needs of monitoring and maintaining safe pipelines. More
Cornell Carbohydrate Model Run: May 25, 2018
Cornell Carbohydrate Model Run: May 25, 2018 - News News
Warm temperatures are affecting thinning. Most stations across the state are forecasting high temperatures to be in the 80’s today and for the next several days. More
Penn State Extension Kiosks at Produce Auctions Provide Information for Growers
Penn State Extension Kiosks at Produce Auctions Provide Information for Growers - News News
Penn State Extension sets up kiosks at produce auctions across the state to provide growers with timely information on disease and pest identification and management, invasive species alerts, and food safety. More
Mechanical peach blossom thinner commercialized as a result of multi-state research led by Penn State. Photo: Loy Elliott
Grower Input Needed For Industry Engineering Needs Assessment - News News
The Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC) is currently conducting needs assessments and would like to hear from Pennsylvania tree fruit growers. More
The FREC weather station. Photo: Kari Peter, Penn State
Exposing Your Weather Station To The Elements - News News
Weather station maintenance is very important for gathering accurate weather data, but it is just as important to make sure your well-maintained instrument is properly placed without any shade throughout the day. More
Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
What Should I Be Looking For in My High Tunnel Soil Test Report? - News News
Soil pH in a Survey of 27 High Tunnels in Pennsylvania More
Three-point hitch plastic mulch layers are utilized on many Pennsylvania vegetable farms to take advantage of raised beds to provide warmer better drained soil. In addition, crops stay off ground and can be easier to pick. Photo: Tom Butzler, Penn State
Vegetable Equipment Demonstrations Coming to 2018 Ag Progress Days - News News
Vegetable production is becoming big business in Pennsylvania and the numbers seem to back it up. More
Youth Cooking Skills Predict Healthier Adults and Families
Youth Cooking Skills Predict Healthier Adults and Families - News News
New research shows when 18-24 year olds believe their cooking skills are very adequate, this predicts healthful eating patterns 10 years later for them and their families. More
Epipactis helleborine. Photo: Amy Korman, Penn State
Be on the Lookout for Invasive Orchids - News News
Epipactis helleborine, the Broad-leaved Helleborine, is an invasive orchid that continues to plague Pennsylvania landscapes. More
Bags of seed corn. Photo credit: Dwane Miller.
Should I Pull the Trigger and Switch Corn Hybrid Maturities? - News News
Corn planting is lagging behind, but favorable weather should allow for planting to continue. Should you stick to your original hybrids, or switch out to shorter season corn? More