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.
Preparing for the 2015 Season: Learning from the 2014 Fire Blight Epidemic
March 27, 2015The who, what, why, when, where, how, and how much of everything you need to know about fire blight and its management in preparation for the 2015 season.
Northeast Farm Energy IQ CURRICULUM Includes Energy-Saving Tips for Orchardists
March 26, 2015Penn State Extension, in cooperation with University of Vermont Extension and Rutgers Extension has developed energy-saving resources for Northeast farmers. The information is now available at E-Extension and includes information specific to tree fruit production.
Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center Field Day to be Held July 9, 2015
March 26, 2015Program highlights include alternative bacterial disease management, simplified pruning for high density orchards, advances in BMSB integrated management, pollinator protection, biological control of orchard pests, antibiotic resistance management, blossom thinning on apples, new apple cultivars and rootstocks, and high density peach plantings. Special guests are Dr. Richard Roush, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Russell Redding, Pennsylvania's Secretary of Agriculture.