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Vegetable crops at Heritage Farm
Growers' Series: Fertility Strategies for Vegetable Growing - Workshops Workshops
Free
Learn strategies for different vegetable crops and techniques for producing your own natural, low-cost fertilizers More
Diversified vegetable production in low-till cropping system
Growers' Series: Experiments in Low-Till Farming - Workshops Workshops

Growers' Series: Experiments in Low-Till Farming

03/20/2019

Philadelphia, PA

Free
Reducing tillage on the sustainable farm More
Growers' Series: Making and Using Compost
Growers' Series: Making and Using Compost - Workshops Workshops

Growers' Series: Making and Using Compost

02/13/2019

Philadelphia, PA

Free
Learn to transform recycled material from the land into super food for your farm or garden! More
Growers' Series: High Tunnel Soil Health and Maintenance
Growers' Series: High Tunnel Soil Health and Maintenance - Workshops Workshops
Learn How to Keep Your Soils Healthy and Your Structure Functioning Efficiently and Effectively More
Photo credit: Alyssa Collins
Preserving Your Tomato Harvest - Articles Articles
In late summer many gardeners enjoy a bountiful tomato harvest. This article explores the options for preserving this versatile vegetable. More
Home Grown Vegetables
Home Grown Vegetables - Workshops Workshops
Learn to grow your own herbs and vegetables. 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
Photo credit: Nancy Knauss
Selecting Tomato Cultivars - Articles Articles

Selecting Tomato Cultivars

Susan Marquesen

Many factors determine which tomatoes you should plan to plant. Learn how to select the varieties that are right for you. More
Jalysus wickhami. Photo © John Rosenfeld
Spined Stilt Bug - Articles Articles

Spined Stilt Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

Spined stilt bugs are an occasional pest of greenhouse tomatoes that can cause flower and fruit abortion and unsightly feeding damage in mature fruits. More
Guia Para Plantar y Transplantar Verduras
Guia Para Plantar y Transplantar Verduras - Articles Articles
Versión en español de la Guía de Plantación y Trasplante de Hortalizas. More
Extendiendo la Temporada Productiva con Túneles Altos
Extendiendo la Temporada Productiva con Túneles Altos - Articles Articles
Los túneles altos ofrecen protección a las plantas de tierras saturadas de humedad y temperaturas bajas en la primavera y el otoño con lo cual se extiende la temporada productiva. More
Cómo Diagnosticar un Problema en la Planta – 101
Cómo Diagnosticar un Problema en la Planta – 101 - Articles Articles
¿Hay algún problema con su planta? ¿Cuál es la causa? No asuma que sabe la respuesta y accidentalmente trate el problema equivocado. More
Explorando e Identificando Enfermedades en Tomates
Explorando e Identificando Enfermedades en Tomates - Videos Videos

Explorando e Identificando Enfermedades en Tomates

Marley E Skinner, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada, Tianna DuPont, Mike Basedow

8:37

Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas. More
Sclerotia of Slerotinia White Mold (Timber Rot) on a tomato stem.
Frequently Asked Questions about Timber Rot on Tomato - Articles Articles
I lost a lot of tomato plants to Sclerotinia/White mold/Timber Rot this past season, while I’ve seen some in past years, why was it so bad this season? More
Downy mildew on pumpkin. Photo: Beth K. Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Updates: August 30, 2017 - Articles Articles
Within the past week, there have been three separate reports of downy mildew on jack-o-lantern pumpkin in eastern Virginia. More
High Tunnel Production Basics & Biointensive Tomato Production
High Tunnel Production Basics & Biointensive Tomato Production - Workshops Workshops
Penn State Extension is partnering with the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) to hold High Tunnel Production Basics & Biointensive Tomato Production. More
Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases
Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases - Videos Videos

Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases

Marley E Skinner, Mike Basedow

8:21

Tomatoes are an important and profitable crop for many vegetable growers. This video reviews the basics of proper scouting and identification of common diseases and their symptoms. 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
Paper wasps typically build their nest in high protected structures such as house or barn eaves.
Should Growers Befriend Wasps? - Articles Articles
Small fruit and vegetable growers understand the role that honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees play in pollination of crops. More
Heirloom Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes - News News

Heirloom Tomatoes

05/15/2017

Heirloom tomatoes come in almost every color of the rainbow, with subtle variations in color, texture, size, shape and flavors. More
Toigo Organic Farms sign. Photo: Bill Lamont
On the Road: Toigo Organic Farms - Articles Articles

On the Road: Toigo Organic Farms

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Thomas Ford, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

Toigo Organic Farms is a 5 acre greenhouse farm that grows primarily tomatoes year-round, along with some eggplants and peppers. More
Pest Alert - Omnivorous Leafroller
Pest Alert - Omnivorous Leafroller - Articles Articles
The omnivorous leafroller has recently been confirmed in a greenhouse in Pennsylvania. Your assistance is needed in monitoring this pest indoors and outdoors in Pennsylvania. More
Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Flea Beetle - Articles Articles
The corn flea beetle is the most common species found in Pennsylvania attacking field corn. More
John C. French Sr., Retired, Universities:Auburn, GA, Clemson and U of MO, Bugwood.org
Corn Earworm - Articles Articles
The corn earworm is a very important pest of sweet corn. It can also be a pest in tomatoes, cotton, sorghum, vetch, and other hosts. More
Colorado Potato Beetle
Colorado Potato Beetle - Articles Articles
Colorado potato beetle (CPB) feeds exclusively on solanaceous crops and weeds, and can be a significant pest of potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant. More
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