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.
Tree Fruit News from Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension Works to Support Farmers in their Start-Up and Establishing Years
October 1, 2015Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.
High Efficiency Lighting on the Farm - Part 3
September 30, 2015Luminaires, Luminaires, Luminaires
Spotted Lanternfly Update Meeting Planned
September 29, 2015Pennsylvanians interested in learning more about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species found in the state last fall, are invited to a free public meeting in Berks County on October 22.