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.
We are now into the main portion of the growing season for our tree fruits and over the hump of the early season pests and disease problems. Therefore, you can relax until harvest – right?
Since the last carbohydrate model report on May 25, last Friday, weather conditions were optimal to induce fruit drop due to chemical thinner application.
We finished our May twilight meetings yesterday with the meeting in North East, PA. Beginning on Tuesday of this week most of our travel weather was overcast with much heavy rain.
Peach blossoms are just starting to open this season, and full bloom will be more than a week later than normal.
This Penn State Extension publication, in Spanish and English, is designed for use by orchard employees - often the first individuals to detect a new occurrence of a fruit disease or insect pest.
Using unmanned aircraft technology to help growers with orchard management.
Apple harvest in 2017 has been well ahead of “normal.” To update you on late season apples, this week we sampled Nagafu Fuji and GoldRush.
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples.