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.
How Efficient is Your Farm? - Penn State Extension Offering Free Energy Review
September 26, 2014Farmers - is your farm energy efficient? Would you like to find out how your operation compares? Penn State Extension is providing a free energy review for farms in the Keystone State. Sign up now to learn valuable information about your energy use.
Some Recently Harvested New Apple Cultivars
September 26, 2014The hot humid weather in early September pushed many cultivars to harvest, but since then the cool weather has slowed maturity. This weekend’s warm weather may restart the push to maturity.
How Fall BMSB Sprays Can Affect Your Next Growing Season and Some IPM Strategies To Minimize Them: Woolly Apple Aphid
September 26, 2014As we get into apple harvest in earnest, fruit growers are starting to find out whether or not they have much injury from brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). Although injury from this pest for the early varieties was less than in the past, many growers are probably wondering whether to put that last spray or two on later varieties as insurance against late season injury.