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.
Spotted Lanternfly Presentation at Hershey Next Week
January 21, 2015There has been a last minute addition to the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference program. In previously published versions of the program for the Conference a presentation on Spotted Lanternfly was not listed. We have added “Spotted Lanternfly Detected in Pennsylvania” by Sven-Erik Spichiger from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, January 28 at 4:00 – 4:30 PM in the Trinidad Room.
Hard Cider Production Resources
January 16, 2015On January 13th, Penn State Extension hosted their first Hard Cider Production workshop at the Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC) in Biglerville, PA. The day was filled with various speakers from New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia with perspectives from various Mid-Atlantic state hard cider industries. Topics were focused on the economics of hard cider production in the Mid-Atlantic, experiences with growing apples for hard cider production, how to produce hard cider, and orchard considerations for new hard cider apple variety growers.
The PSU TreeFruit Doctor is In: Follow the Latest with Tree Fruit Disease Information on Twitter @drtreefruit
January 16, 2015The Penn State Tree Fruit Pathology Program has established a Twitter account to be another tool for folks to receive updates, information, and interesting pictures. Please start following!