Fruit Research and Extension Center
The Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC) in Biglerville is situated on 180 acres of fertile land in south-central Pennsylvania, in the heart of the major tree fruit production area of the state.
In addition to providing site-specific conditions for research, the facility increases opportunities for growers, consultants, consumers, and students to observe experiments and to consult with scientists. Extension specialists apply experimental findings to local conditions, and, in turn, make suggestions to scientists about new research needs.
Thoughts on Waste Plastics: A Valuable Fuel that Needs to be Utilized
December 9, 2014Dr. Bill Lamont shares his thoughts on the potential for extracting energy from waste agricultural plastics. The large consumer plastic waste stream is a potentially untapped fuel source and one that a waste management company could build a pretty good positive public relations campaign around.
'Niwot' Primocane-Fruit Black Raspberry Update
December 8, 2014We have been evaluating 'Niwot' primocane-fruiting black raspberry in tunnels since 2013, and preliminary findings have been promising.
North American Strawberry Symposium will Feature 50 Talks on Strawberries!
December 8, 2014The North American Strawberry Symposium, a meeting that takes place once every four years, will be held along with the annual meeting of the North American Strawberry Growers Association from February 3 to 6, 2015 in Ventura, California.