Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension
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.
pH del suelo en una encuesta de 27 túneles altos en Pennsylvania
Niveles de fósforo, potasio, magnesio y calcio en una encuesta de 27 túneles altos en Pennsylvania.
Phosphorus (P), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), and calcium (Ca) levels in a survey of 27 high tunnels across Pennsylvania.
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.
Low media pH has been known to increase the risk of iron and manganese toxicity in some horticultural crops like geraniums and African marigolds.
An ongoing project funded by the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers' Association looks at cropping and nutrient management issues in high tunnels.
Thomas Ford, Tianna DuPont
Fruit and vegetable producers can follow these best practices for keeping produce fresh and safe in the field, at harvest, and through proper postharvest steps of cooling, washing, storage, and packing.
The most important way that Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) can be spread from plant to plant is on workers' hands, clothing or on tools.
Elevated sodium and chloride levels are being observed more frequently in private water supplies in rural areas.
Growers looking to high efficiency vent-free heaters for their greenhouse operation may be disappointed in their performance when growing ethylene sensitive crops like tomatoes.
Extension professionals and pesticide industry representatives consistently reminded growers to read the pesticide label thoroughly and observe all precautions listed on the label.