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On the Road—New Morning Farm - Articles Articles

On the Road—New Morning Farm

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Thomas Ford

New Morning Farm is a certified organic diversified vegetable farm on 95 acres of land in Hustontown in southern Huntingdon County. More
Flower Production
Cut Flower Production - Articles Articles

Cut Flower Production

Thomas Ford, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The specialty cut-flower business may fit well into a small-scale and part-time farming operation. More
Garlic Producer
Garlic Producer - Videos Videos

Garlic Producer

Thomas Ford, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Garlic Producer Video More
Containerized garden mums waiting to be shipped.
Ethephon (Florel) Usage on Mums - Articles Articles
Today’s modern garden mum growers are benefitting greatly from improved genetics and the use of ethephon as a plant growth regulator. More
An ear of corn with healthy fresh silk. The grower will have to protect the silk with an insecticide as long as the silk is fresh and has not dried. Photo: Tom Ford
Bringing Worm-free Corn to Your Table - Articles Articles
Few people understand the challenges vegetable growers face in trying to produce the perfect worm-free ear of corn. More
Introduction to Aquaculture
Introduction to Aquaculture - Articles Articles

Introduction to Aquaculture

Thomas Ford, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The type of aquaculture operation that you begin will be influenced by your financial and labor resources as well as available markets. More
Garlic Bulbs
Garlic Production - Articles Articles

Garlic Production

Thomas Ford, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Garlic is a crop that is well suited to a small acreage or as part of a larger direct marketing operation looking to diversify its mix of crops. More
Producción de Ajo
Producción de Ajo - Articles Articles

Producción de Ajo

Thomas Ford, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

El ajo es un cultivo que se adapta bien a una pequeña superficie o como parte de un negocio más grande de mercadeo directo que está en la búsqueda de diversificar su mezcla de cultivos. More
Phytotoxicity from the insecticide Spirotetramat on geraniums. Photo: Thomas G. Ford
Off-label Applications of Pesticides and Phytotoxicity - Articles Articles
Extension professionals and pesticide industry representatives consistently reminded growers to read the pesticide label thoroughly and observe all precautions listed on the label. More
Altenanthera spp. Photo: T. Ford, Penn State
Elevated Sodium in Irrigation Water and Crop Injury - Articles Articles
Elevated sodium and chloride levels are being observed more frequently in private water supplies in rural areas. More
Tobacco Mosaic Virus on petunia. Photo: T. Ford, Penn State
Tobacco Mosaic Virus Prevention Starts with Worker Training - Articles Articles
The most important way that Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) can be spread from plant to plant is on workers' hands, clothing or on tools. 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

Toigo Organic Farms is a 5 acre greenhouse farm that grows primarily tomatoes year-round, along with some eggplants and peppers. More
Salt damage on a Leyland cypress. Photo: Tom Ford
Techniques for Dealing with Road Salt Injury - Articles Articles
Sodium chloride remains the predominant deicing compound utilized by residential property owners, township supervisors, and landscape contractors in our region. More
Photo by Tricia Borneman, Blooming Glen Farm
Keeping Produce Fresh: Best Practices for Producers - Articles Articles
Consumers tell us that appearance and freshness drive their food purchases. How can we as producers keep produce quality high? More
Epinasty is the increased growth of the upper surface of a plant part, such as a leaf, resulting in a downward bending of the part. Photo: Tom Ford
High Efficiency Vent-free Heaters and Ethylene Injury - Articles Articles
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. More