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Information on growing and harvesting fruit crops, including apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Tips on thinning, pruning, grafting, maturity assessment and pollination.
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The Ag Issues Breakfast Features Guest Speaker Secretary Russell C. Redding
The Ag Issues Breakfast Features Guest Speaker Secretary Russell C. Redding - News News
Penn State Extension is hosting its second Ag Issues Breakfast of the 2019-2020 season on January 15th. The guest speaker will be Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. More
Lunch and Learn for Young Specialty Crop Growers
Lunch and Learn for Young Specialty Crop Growers - News News
The Penn State Extension Young Grower Alliance presents “Building Coalitions: The Key to Developing Markets” with featured speaker Dr. Brent Hales at the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention on January 28th. More
Bilingual Produce Safety Education
Bilingual Produce Safety Education - Articles Articles

Bilingual Produce Safety Education

Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

Learn more about Produce Farm Food Safety for Produce Growers and Farmworkers in Pennsylvania with the following resources. More
Figure 1. Red color of Cripps Pink apples improved dramatically during the third week of October. Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Fourteen, Final Picking - News News
Cool-weather and early October rainfall enhanced red color development and fruit ripening in Cripps Pink. In the past few weeks, Cripps’ loss of ground color and increase of anthocyanin gave these fruit a very attractive, deep red color. More
Figure 1. The red color of Cripps Pink apples improved dramatically during the third week of October. Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Thirteen - News News
Cool-weather and early October rainfall enhanced red color development in Brak Fuji and Cripps Pink. While the percentage of red color only increased slightly in Fuji, Cripps increased by almost 25 percent in one week. More
Figure 1. The red color intensity in Brak Fuji apples improved during the second week of October. Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Twelve - News News
Cool-weather and early October rainfall enhanced red color development in Brak Fuji. While the percentage of red color only increased slightly to 52 percent, the loss of ground color and increase of anthocyanin left the fruit with deeper red than in past weeks. More
Figure 1. The red color of Cripps Pink apples improved dramatically during the first week of October. Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Eleven - News News
The past week’s rainfall and cooler weather had a great effect on Cripps Pink apple color. Of the late-season varieties measured in our tests, Cripps seemed to respond best to these cooler conditions. More
Bilingual Food Safety Training for Orchard Employees. Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Tree Fruit Training and Self-Paced Learning Resources in English and Spanish - Articles Articles
Extension educators have produced videos, on-line courses, and other tools to assist growers in their employee training efforts. Young and beginning growers will also find the resources useful for self-paced learning. More
GoldRush tall-spindle planting with an Autumn Gala pollenizer tree. Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Ten - News News
August-like temperatures coupled with a lack of rainfall in September have delayed red color development in our Brak Fuji samples, but continue to decrease the firmness and starch content in these apples. More
Al poco tiempo después de que comience el crecimiento, quite con cuidado los 3 brotes que están debajo del líder para eliminar la competencia. Foto: Tara Baugher
Establecimiento de la Huerta – Lista de Verificación para Nuevos Plantíos - Articles Articles

Establecimiento de la Huerta – Lista de Verificación para Nuevos Plantíos

Tara Baugher, Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

El manejo integral y la formación oportuna de árboles recién plantados garantizarán el éxito y la rentabilidad de los plantíos de manzanas de alta densidad a futuro. More
Photo 1. EverCrisp apple coloring on second leaf tree on Bud 9 rootstock. While they are already developing red color, picking won’t begin until mid-October. Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Nine - News News
Fuji is a particularly unusual variety with great consumer acceptance. Fuji apples are edible well before they are tree-ripe. More
Photo 1. A small hand-held field refractometer and a larger laboratory refractometer. Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Weeks Seven and Eight - News News
As the weather cooled a bit and the rains slowed, we noted a dramatic improvement in fruit sweetness. More
Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Six - News News
With their high red color factor, some growers in northern Virginia, central Maryland and southeastern Pennsylvania began spot picking CrimsonCrisp apples this week. More
Help Penn State Extension Plan Future Programs for Tree Fruit Industry Professionals
Help Penn State Extension Plan Future Programs for Tree Fruit Industry Professionals - News News
Penn State Extension is dedicated to delivering research-based information and resources to serve you and your agricultural operation More
Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Five - News News
Hot weather along the Mason-Dixon Line continues to push early-season apples to mature and ripen rapidly. More
Irrigation set-up. Photo: Long He, Penn State
Monitoring Soil Moisture Level for Precision Irrigation in Apple Orchards - Articles Articles

Monitoring Soil Moisture Level for Precision Irrigation in Apple Orchards

乐动体育注册 Long He, Ph.D., Daniel Weber

Researchers at the Fruit Research and Extension Center are developing and evaluating a sensor-based irrigation system for specialty crops. More
Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Four - News News
Hot weather continues to push early-season apples to ripen ahead of ‘normal.’ Premier Honeycrisp harvest is completed in much of the mid-Atlantic region while picking Gala, Honeycrisp and Daybreak Fuji will begin soon. More
Photo: Chris Walsh, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week Three - News News
Both Buckeye Gala and Pacific Gala have begun maturing. Visible changes in ground color and red color were seen this week. More
Photo: Chris Walsh, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessment: Week Two - News News
With mid-summer heat, Premier Honeycrisp apples in the Mid-Atlantic region are maturing rapidly. The fruit we spot-picked that had 50% red color had lost most of their starch and were softening. More
Sample mid-shoot leaves on current season’s growth.
You Are Not Too Late for Foliar Analysis Samples! - News News
If you remember during the winter meetings this past February, we talked about the effects of the 2018 season rainfall and the potential for leaching any applied fertilizer down past the roots. More
Red-colored Premier Honeycrisp apples spot picked in Pennsylvania earlier this week. Photo: Chris Walsh, University of Maryland
2019 Apple Maturity Assessments: Week One - News News
In the Mid-Atlantic region growers have either begun—or expect to soon begin, picking Premier Honeycrisp. More
Strawberry Growers School
Strawberry Growers School - Workshops Workshops
This school is beneficial to both new and current strawberry growers. More
Collecting calyx end peel sample for test to predict potential for bitter pit on Honeycrisp. Photo: T. Baugher, Penn State
Predicting Potential for Bitter Pit Incidence in Honeycrisp Apples - News News
Bitter pit is known to vary based upon cultivar and season. More
Photo: Donald Seifrit, Penn State
Orchard Management: Summer Pruning Peach Trees - Articles Articles
The term “summer pruning” simply means that trees are pruned when leaves are on the tree and does not refer to the type of cuts used, pruning severity, or the timing of pruning. More
Runted tree: Tree A hasn’t reached the top wire, whereas Tree B, the one next to it has. Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Orchard Establishment: Runting Out of Apple Orchards - Articles Articles
When dwarfed apple trees in a new orchard come into production before they have filled their space, we often refer to these stunted trees as having “runted out.” More
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