July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot.
Downy mildew was confirmed on cucumber in Mifflin County on July 11. Warmer weather throughout the state is helping crops along, but has also been good for insect pests.
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production.
Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development.
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.
A Penn State Extension farm food safety video series is available for fruit and vegetable growers seeking more detailed information on farm food safety of harvested crops.
The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State University recently released the Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan.
In response to rising plant blindness among American youth, a new campaign is inspiring young people to appreciate the plant world, and to see themselves engaged personally and professionally in that world.
On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, Penn State Extension offered a practical field training for Spanish-speaking growers and workers in the fruit industry.
Managing weeds is one of the most challenging aspects of growing fruits and vegetables for commercial sale.
One third of York County households are served by private water and septic. Home Water and Septic System Workshops help homeowners maintain these systems.
Poor planter performance is one of the major reasons for yield reduction in no-till. Take a few minutes to review this checklist to ensure optimum planter performance.
Heavy rainfall can cause severe soil erosion in fields. There are a few practices that you can use to reduce rill erosion.
Grassed Waterways are not maintenance free. Don’t let a bund prevent your waterway from performing its job.
Corn can be left in the field in the winter to meet winter grazing needs of livestock.
When grazing on steep slopes care has to be taken to manage the grazing animals to avoid soil degradation.