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May 25, 2018

Warm temperatures are affecting thinning. Most stations across the state are forecasting high temperatures to be in the 80’s today and for the next several days.

Fruit Research Lab, Arendtsville, PA—inspecting fruit at harvest. (1940s?) Left to Right: Dean Asquith, Entomology, Frank Hewetson, Pomology, and Fred Lewis, Pathology (see comments at the end of this article)
May 21, 2018

The Fruit Research and Extension Center has a one hundred-year history of developing scientific information for the benefit of the fruit industry throughout Pennsylvania. Join us on July 10, 2018 for our celebration.

M27 trees in bloom. Photo: Rob Crassweller, Penn State
May 21, 2018

Saturday in central Pennsylvania was overcast all day with early morning rain followed by rain on Sunday morning and sun in the afternoon.

May 18, 2018

We finished our May twilight meetings yesterday with the meeting in North East, PA. Beginning on Tuesday of this week most of our travel weather was overcast with much heavy rain.

May 14, 2018

It looks like spring finally arrived in the last two weeks and many orchards are thinning apples.