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Los medios de las hileras podados cuidadosamente facilitan ver a los depredadores y atrapar roedores. Foto: Rob Crassweller
MIP – Prácticas de Manejo en la Postcosecha - Articles Articles
Después de completar la cosecha, tómese el tiempo para el manejo estratégico de las malezas, la vida silvestre y los niveles de nutrientes de los árboles. More
Manejo de Vida Salvaje en la Huerta-Roedores
Manejo de Vida Salvaje en la Huerta-Roedores - Articles Articles

Manejo de Vida Salvaje en la Huerta-Roedores

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

Las poblaciones de roedores muestran fluctuaciones distintivas de la población de aproximadamente 4 ciclos anuales. More
Tyvek® tree guard. Photo: Rob Crassweller
Orchard Weed Control - Protection of Tree Trunks - Articles Articles
Some of the burn-down herbicides have been implicated as possible causes of damage to young tree trunks that have green tissue on portions of the lower trunk. More
Top dominant trees in an older orchard. Photo: Rob Crasswellar, Penn State
Home Gardening: Pruning to Renovate Old Fruit Trees - Articles Articles

Home Gardening: Pruning to Renovate Old Fruit Trees

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Rich Marini, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Timothy Elkner

Use judicious pruning to renovate older fruit trees in your home landscape. More
Peach Disorders - Skin Damage
Peach Disorders - Skin Damage - Articles Articles

Peach Disorders - Skin Damage

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Skin damage has been a problem in packed stone fruit in some years but it has been somewhat erratic here in PA. More
Brett Saddington talking with Dr Rob Crassweller about ideal tree fruit density.
Models for the Future: Bedminster Orchard - Articles Articles

Models for the Future: Bedminster Orchard

Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner, Tara Baugher, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Bedminster Orchard is located on 16 Acres in Perkasie, Pa and is owned and operated by Brett Saddington. More
Ambrosia fruit. Photo: R. Crassweller, Penn State
Orchard Nutrition: Determining Orchard Fertility Needs - Articles Articles
The Mid-Atlantic region is blessed with an abundant supply of good fertile soils that can produce high quality deciduous fruit. More
Orchard Wildlife Management - Voles
Orchard Wildlife Management - Voles - Articles Articles

Orchard Wildlife Management - Voles

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Vole populations exhibit distinctive population fluctuations of approximately 4 year cycles. More
NEWA Weather Station Maintenance
NEWA Weather Station Maintenance - Articles Articles

NEWA Weather Station Maintenance

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

To keep your NEWA-connected weather station running in top shape this season, consult the on-line guides we put together on maintenance and troubleshooting. 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
Fruit Tree Propagation - Grafting and Budding
Fruit Tree Propagation - Grafting and Budding - Articles Articles
This article provides information on a few successful propagation methods that can be used on fruit trees. More
Apples require Cross Pollination to produce a crop, but there are many other fruit and nut varieties that are self-fruitful. Photo: D. Biddinger.
Pollination Requirements for Various Fruits and Nuts - Articles Articles
Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the male part (anther) of a flower to the female part (pistil) of the same or another flower of the same sort. More
Closely mowed row middles make it easier for predators to see and catch any potential rodents. Photo: Rob Crassweller
Orchard IPM - Postharvest Management Practices - Articles Articles
After you have completed harvest, take time for strategic management of weeds, wildlife and tree nutrient levels. More
Peaches
Peach Production - Articles Articles

Peach Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

The life of the orchard is expected to be at least 20 years, so the initial investment may be spread over a longer period of time than many crops. More
Golden Delicious Apples
Apple Production - Articles Articles

Apple Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Apples may be grown in many parts of the country and lend themselves well to part-time farming operations. More
White-tailed Deer in Home Fruit Plantings
White-tailed Deer in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles

White-tailed Deer in Home Fruit Plantings

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Deer are most active during early morning and evening hours. They can have a home range of several square miles, but this varies with season, habitat, sex, and even individual characteristics. More
Weed Control in Home Fruit Plantings
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Weed Control in Home Fruit Plantings

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Weed control can be accomplished chemically or mechanically. Depending on the situation, each method has its advantages and disadvantages. More
Spur Blight in Home Raspberry Plantings
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Spur Blight in Home Raspberry Plantings

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Red and purple raspberries are more affected by spur blight than black raspberries. Blackberries appear to be immune. More
Penn State Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology Archives, Penn State, Bugwood.org
Rust Diseases of Brambles in the Home Fruit Planting - Articles Articles
Orange rust is a fungal disease that occurs only on brambles, particularly blackberries, dewberries, and black raspberries. More
Powdery Mildew in Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings
Powdery Mildew in Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Powdery mildew is occasionally a serious problem on susceptible varieties of red and black raspberries. Infected plants may be stunted and less productive. More
Pest Management in Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings
Pest Management in Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
The following practices will help in both insect and disease control. More
Pear Production in Home Fruit Plantings
Pear Production in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles

Pear Production in Home Fruit Plantings

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Pears were once the dominant fruit grown in North America, the earliest known pear orchard was reported in 1630 in Massachusetts. More
Leaf Spots in Strawberries in Home Fruit Plantings
Leaf Spots in Strawberries in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
A wide array of leaf spots infect strawberry species, including birds-eye leaf spot, black leaf spot, septoria leaf spot, cercospora leaf spot, alternaria leaf spot, red spot, and angular leaf spot. More
Sandra Jensen, Cornell University, Bugwood.org
Late Leaf Rust of Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Late leaf rust can be a problem on fall-bearing raspberries. More
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