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Damage to the heads varied from full mortality to none across a small area. Photos: Greg Roth, Penn State
Frost Damage Hits Some Early Barley Lines - News News
Several early heading barley varieties in our trial at Rock Springs suffered damage from the frost event last week. The symptoms are white heads or sections of heads. More
2017 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet released
2017 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet released - News News
Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident More
Big Spring FFA
2017 Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl Finals - News News
At the Finals, FFA chapters and 4-H clubs throughout the state tested their knowledge during the final round of competition at the 2017 PA Farm Show. More
Blueberry Picking by Andrew Malone at flickr.com - CC0 Public Domain
Blueberries: Little Blue Gems for Good Health - News News
It’s blueberry picking season. This is a great family activity that provides an opportunity for exercise, as well as a healthy food for your family to enjoy. More
Satsuma plum in bloom. Photo: T. Baugher
“Spring” Weather in February - News News
While I panicked in February, the warm March weather slowed flower development and as it turned out, March was colder than February. More
Excessive vigor leads to poor calcium levels. Photo: Rob Crassweller
A Look Back on 2016 and Calcium Problems - News News
We heard and saw many problems with calcium deficiencies in commercial orchards this past year. More
Mowing the sudex cover crop at the blueberry site at Five Elements Farm. The sudex was sown to compete against weeds, and was incorporated to add organic matter to the soil. Photo by J. Bozzelli.
Adding Small Fruits to Your Small Farm - News News
On a recent trip to a wholesale marketing cooperative, the manager explained how she is always looking for more fruit from her growers. More
Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Carbohydrate Model Run for April 20, 2017 - News News
Warm weather this past weekend pushed apple flower development, and growers will be looking for windows of opportunity for the application of chemical thinners. More
Photo: T. Baugher, Penn State
Carbohydrate Model Results for May 30, 2017 - News News
This is the last run of the season. I suspect that fruit size is or soon will be too large to provide adequate response to thinner application. More
Frost crevices on Ginger Gold. Photo: R. Crassweller
Carbohydrate Model Results for May 22, 2017 - News News
Today most sites were calling for thinner application at your standard rates. More
Photo: R. Crassweller, Penn State
Carbohydrate Model Results for May 19, 2017 - News News
We finally experienced some warmer temperatures where the true PGR materials are more effective. More
Photo: R. Crassweller, Penn State
Carbohydrate Model Results for May 15, 2017 - News News
Over the weekend most sites showed a positive balance of carbohydrates, meaning trees were less responsive to applications of chemical thinners. More
8mm fruit size in Erie on May 11, 2017. Photo: R. Crassweller, Penn State
Carbohydrate Model Results for May 12, 2017 - News News
One veteran pomologist made the comment that “something unique will occur every year that you did not ever experience before.” This year seems to bear out that axiom. More
Photo: P. Landschoot, Penn State
Brown Ring Patch Active in Central PA - News News
In May, 2017, I received a call from a golf course in central PA about a disease producing yellow circular patches on annual bluegrass greens. 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
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