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Orchard Pollination - Avoid Pesticide Sprays during Bloom - Articles Articles

Orchard Pollination - Avoid Pesticide Sprays during Bloom

Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Kathy Demchak, Ed Rajotte, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

Use of pesticides during bloom is a complicated problem with the solutions relying on understanding the detailed relationships among chemicals, pollinators and pest management needs. More
Photo credit: Steve Culman
Soil Quality Information - Articles Articles
Healthy soils yield healthy crops, But what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it? More
Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org
Raspberry Diseases - Crown Gall and Cane Gall - Articles Articles
Crown gall, Agrobacterium tumifaciens, and cane gall, Agrobacterium rubi, are bacterial diseases that seriously limit raspberry production in Pennsylvania. More
Source: K. Demchak.
Bramble Disease - Crumbly Berry - Articles Articles
Crumbly berry, also called raspberry bushy dwarf, is the most common bramble virus in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is caused by the tomato ringspot virus. More
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.1. Fertilizer Equivalents
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.1. Fertilizer Equivalents - Articles Articles
Use this table to determine the equivalent amounts of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash of each fertilizer material. More
Virus Disease Control of Brambles in Home Gardens
Virus Disease Control of Brambles in Home Gardens - Articles Articles
Control measures are aimed mainly at removing sources of the virus particles from within and around the raspberry planting. More
Virus Diseases of Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings
Virus Diseases of Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Virus diseases can seriously damage brambles, especially raspberries, and can affect the lifetime of a planting. More
The Home Fruit Garden - Getting Started
The Home Fruit Garden - Getting Started - Articles Articles
Home fruit gardening offers many benefits—exercise, enjoyment, a supply of delicious fruits, enhancement of the home landscape, and a truly educational experience. More
Building and Operating a Home Garden Irrigation System
Building and Operating a Home Garden Irrigation System - Articles Articles
Have you ever wondered how commercial fruit and vegetable growers can consistently get such huge quantities of great produce even in dry years? More
Varroa mite parasitizing bee. Thought to be one of the major factors contributing to hive losses. Photo Alex Wild.
Pollinator Declines - Articles Articles

Pollinator Declines

Christina Grozinger, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

Domestic honey bees hives are down by 59% compared to 60 years ago with rapid declines over the last forty years. The populations of some native bee species may also be declining. More
Small Striped Bee (Halictus). Photo USGS Bee Inventory.
What Can We Do to Encourage Native Bees? - Articles Articles

What Can We Do to Encourage Native Bees?

Christina Grozinger, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

Pollinators need a diverse, abundant food source and a place to build their nests and rear their young. If we keep these two elements in mind we can encourage native bee populations. More
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 7.5. Pesticide Recommendations for Brambles Home Fruit Gardens: Table 7.5. Pesticide Recommendations for Brambles - Articles
The important insects and diseases to be controlled, except for viruses, are listed in the right-hand column of this spray schedule. More
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Las Mejores Recomendaciones para Aplicadores de Pesticidas - Articles Articles
¿Cómo calibrar su equipo?, ¿Qué precauciones de seguridad a tomar? More
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.2. Monthly Maintenance
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.2. Monthly Maintenance - Articles Articles
Your schedule may vary from the one below by as much as 2 weeks (earlier or later) depending on the region of Pennsylvania in which you are located. More
Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Home Orchards, Table 2.1. Important Insects and Mites - Articles Articles
Informational table showing direct and indirect fruit pests. More
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