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Irregularly shaped late blight lesion on a tomato leaf with characteristic white sporulation on the underside of the leaf. Photo: Beth Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Updates for Mid-June 2018 - News News
Downy mildew has been confirmed in Dorchester County MD on cucumber, late blight confirmed on tomato transplants, and there have been a number of reports of poor potato seed emergence. More
Black rot on cabbage, caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Note characteristic “V” shaped lesions starting at leaf margin. Photo: Lee Stivers, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: Mid-June 2018 - News News
Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development. More
Pepper transplants. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: May 18, 2018 - News News
It’s no secret that this spring has been cold and wet across Pennsylvania. On many farms, planting has been delayed as much as three weeks, and many crops already in the ground are developing more slowly than usual. More
Pepper plants. Photo: Lee Stivers, Penn State
Hot Water Treatment for Tomato and Pepper Seeds - News News
We have fielded a number of questions this winter about using hot water treatments for tomato and pepper seeds. More
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Food Code Changes Coming to Pennsylvania - News News
With the release of the 2017 FDA Food Code, Pennsylvania food establishments will see changes in regulations beginning January 1, 2019. More
Food Safety for a Winning Super Bowl Party!
Food Safety for a Winning Super Bowl Party! - News News
Keep the following food safety tips in mind before, during and after the big game to prevent a foodborne illness from sidelining your team. More
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National Food Safety Education Month - News News
During September, take the opportunity to train your staff on food safety. Penn State Extension has many resources you can use for food safety training. More
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Recipe Redo for Food Safety - News News

Recipe Redo for Food Safety

09/11/2017

September is national Food Safety Education Month! To celebrate, try a recipe from the Partnership for Food Safety Education that includes food safety tips. More
Severe foliar late blight symptoms on tomato. Photo: Beth K. Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Updates for August 23, 2017 - News News
Late blight suspected in Lehigh County, PA. More
Severe foliar late blight symptoms on tomato. Photo: Beth K. Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Updates for August 16, 2017 - News News
On August 15, 2017 late blight was confirmed on tomato in a commercial field in Cumberland County, PA. It has previously been reported in Chester and Indiana counties on tomato and/or potato. More
Characteristic whitish spores produced on the underside of a late blight infected tomato leaf is how the pathogen spreads. Photo: Beth K. Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Updates for August 9, 2017 - News News
Late blight was confirmed on tomato in a home garden and is also suspected in a commercial tomato field in Indiana County. More
Map of cucurbit downy mildew currently reported along the east coast as of 2 August 2017 (cdm.ipmpipe.org).
Vegetable Disease Updates for August 2, 2017 - News News
On August 1st, late blight was confirmed on tomato in a small commercial planting in Chester County, PA. More
Map of cucurbit downy mildew currently reported along the east coast as of 26 July 2017 (cdm.ipmpipe.org).
Vegetable Disease Updates for July 26, 2017 - News News
The rainy weather is not letting up and neither is downy mildew pressure. More
Map of cucurbit downy mildew currently reported along the east coast as of 20 July 2017 (cdm.ipmpipe.org).
Vegetable Disease Updates for July 18, 2017 - News News
Updates on downy mildew on cucumber, late blight on tomato and potato, and Septoria on tomato. More
Map of cucurbit downy mildew currently reported along the east coast as of 30 June 2017 (cdm.ipmpipe.org).
Vegetable Disease Updates for June 30, 2017 - News News
Be on the lookout for diseases, as well as timber rot in high tunnel tomatoes, that spread in some of the recent rain events that moved across the Pennsylvania. More
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Plant an Extra Row! - News News

Plant an Extra Row!

05/02/2017

This year, share the bounty of your summer garden by planting an extra row or two of vegetables to donate to your local food bank or pantry. More
Critical Updates for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Guide Critical Updates for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Guide - News
The Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Guide is currently undergoing some much needed upgrading to improve both the editor and end-user experience. More
Salmon with Soy Honey & Wasabi Sauce by Maggie on flickr.com CC By 2.0
Keeping Our Hearts Healthy with Fish - News News
When you think of heart health, do you ever think about eating more fish? If not, consider adding this important food to your menu! More