Penn State Extension

Slowing down fire blight by shutting down growth

Fire blight symptoms are widespread throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Growers are encouraged to use Apogee or... more »

Penn State bilingual workshop covers fruit trees pruning, GAP

Penn State Extension in April offered a practical field training for Spanish-speaking growers and... more »

Penn State research helps shape apple industry

One glance at a commercial orchard today and you realize these aren't your grandfather's apple trees. Long gone are the 40-foot-high, widely spaced, gnarled and spindly trees of the past. They have been replaced by... more »

Penn State Extension seeks volunteers in controlling spotted lanternfly

Penn State Extension is recruiting property owners to trap and destroy the spotted lanternfly in the quarantined areas of Berks, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery Counties. To participate, volunteers must own property with the preferred host... more »

Penn State releases new edition of Tree Fruit Production Guide

A new edition of the Penn State Tree Fruit Production Guide is now available from Penn State Extension. The production guide is revised every two years with input from Penn State faculty members, extension specialists... more »

Penn State Fruit Research Center to open new graduate housing

The Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center will host a grand opening on Jan. 28 for its new graduate-student housing. The building, which replaces two house trailers on the site, will be dedicated with... more »

Penn State Extension adds new hard cider workshop

Penn State Extension announced the next workshop in the Hard Cider Business and Production workshop series. “Hard Cider from Seed to Sip” will be held on Feb. 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at... more »


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