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Free Legal Services for Farmers Available Through Penn State Law
Free Legal Services for Farmers Available Through Penn State Law - News News
Penn State Law is offering farmers the opportunity to obtain free legal services through its Rural Economic Development Clinic. More
Orchard IPM - Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials
Orchard IPM - Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials - News News
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. More
Young Latino growers learn how to scout an orchard during a hands-on field training.
Learning Preferences of Next Generation Farmers - Articles Articles

Learning Preferences of Next Generation Farmers

Tara Baugher, Héctor Núñez Contreras, Kelly Lowery

Penn State Extension has been assessing how best to tailor our outreach and extension programming for those of you who will be the next generation of farmers. More
La Inspección de Malezas en los Árboles Frutales
La Inspección de Malezas en los Árboles Frutales - Videos Videos

La Inspección de Malezas en los Árboles Frutales

Tara Baugher, Lee Stivers

7:38

El manejo integrado de malezas en los árboles frutales comienza con la inspección y identificación de malezas. More
Trellis in apple orchard
Trellis Construction Workbook - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Trellis Construction Workbook

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Lynn Kime

This tool will assist growers with the decision making process of determining the cost of two trellis systems. More
Models for the Future Apple Plots: Planting of Trees following Bio-remediation
Models for the Future Apple Plots: Planting of Trees following Bio-remediation - Articles Articles
Penn State Extension partners with growers in a "Models for the Future" project to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers. Two years of bio-remediation with rotation crops suppressed nematodes and improved soil health. More
Soil testing throughout the project helps determine if any soil amendments are needed. Photo: Kristi Kraft
Start Farming: Establishing Farmers Prepare Fields for Fruit Trees - Articles Articles
"Models for the Future" demonstration plots showcase best management practices for producers in the establishing years of developing their farm enterprises. More
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production - Videos Videos

Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production

Tara Baugher, Lee Stivers, Michael Basedow

8:37

Integrated Weed Management in fruit production starts with scouting and identifying weeds. More
Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production
Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production - Videos Videos

Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production

Tara Baugher, Lee Stivers, Mike Basedow

10:35

Managing weeds is one of the most challenging aspects of growing fruits and vegetables. This video describes strategies you can use to control weeds through an integrated weed management approach. More
Models for the Future: Strawberry Budget
Models for the Future: Strawberry Budget - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Models for the Future: Strawberry Budget

Lynn Kime, Tara Baugher

A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in strawberry plantings. 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
Models for the Future: Apple Budget
Models for the Future: Apple Budget - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Models for the Future: Apple Budget

Lynn Kime, Tara Baugher

A spreadsheet tool for assessing pre-plant practices for improving soil health in orchards. More
Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards
Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards - Videos Videos

Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Michael Basedow

9:53

Commercial fruit growers are transitioning their apple orchards to high density production systems, and this is possible due to the availability of size-controlling apple rootstocks. More
Start Farming "Models for the Future" Living Classrooms
Start Farming "Models for the Future" Living Classrooms - Articles Articles

Start Farming "Models for the Future" Living Classrooms

Tara Baugher, Marley E Skinner, Lynn Kime, Mike Basedow

Penn State Extension partners with seven growers across the Commonwealth to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers. More
Guide to Better Apple Picking - Training Video in English or Spanish
Guide to Better Apple Picking - Training Video in English or Spanish - News News
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples. More
Innovaciones en Sistemas de Formación de Duraznos
Innovaciones en Sistemas de Formación de Duraznos - Videos Videos

Innovaciones en Sistemas de Formación de Duraznos

James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

9:09

Este video muestra los sistemas de muralla frutal Quad V y Hex V en duraznos. More
Innovations in Peach Training Systems
Innovations in Peach Training Systems - Videos Videos

Innovations in Peach Training Systems

James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

8:19

This video discusses the Quad V and Hex V fruiting wall systems. More
El Sistema de Planos para Huertos de Manzano
El Sistema de Planos para Huertos de Manzano - Videos Videos

El Sistema de Planos para Huertos de Manzano

James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

10:39

El equipo de horticultura de la oficina de Extensión de Penn State ha identificado siete componentes fundamentales para un sistema de planos para huertos de manzana exitosos llamado “blueprint”. More
The Apple Orchard System Blueprint
The Apple Orchard System Blueprint - Videos Videos

The Apple Orchard System Blueprint

Tara Baugher, James Schupp, Ph.D.

9:19

The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has identified seven fundamental components of a successful intensive apple system “blueprint.” More
The Peach Pruning Blueprint
The Peach Pruning Blueprint - Videos Videos

The Peach Pruning Blueprint

Tara Baugher, Rich Marini, Ph.D.

8:30

Peach trees are pruned to maintain tree size and shape and to help manage light and crop load. More
Model plot grower cooperators are in the re-strategizing and establishing years of developing their farm enterprises and incorporate many sustainable practices into their operations.
Start Farming Demonstration Plots - Articles Articles

Start Farming Demonstration Plots

Tara Baugher, Marley E Skinner, Mike Basedow

On-farm demonstration plots are a key component of "Supporting Pennsylvania New Farmers in the Start-up, Re-strategizing, and Establishing Years". More
One Year Old Apple Planting. Photo credit: Tara Baugher.
Beginning Grower: Planning and Planting an Orchard - Articles Articles
Planning and Preparing a Site for a New Orchard Begins 2 to 3 Years Ahead of Planting. Mistakes made in planning and planting an orchard cannot easily be reversed. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Formado y Poda de Manzano - Videos Videos

Formado y Poda de Manzano

Tara Baugher, James Schupp, Ph.D.

20:22

Este video cubre los principios básicos de poda y formado de arboles de manzano y nuevas estrategias para mejorar la calidad de la fruta en huertos modernos. More
Pine vole damage and runway.
Orchard Wildlife Management - An Integrated Approach - Articles Articles
As with integrated pest management for insect pests, IPM for wildlife management involves integrating multiple control strategies, and the key to success is routine monitoring. More
Chester Blackberries
So, You Want to Grow Fruit... - Articles Articles
Unless you just want to grow fruit as hobby, a marketing plan for the fruit you intend to grow needs to be at the top of your list. More