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Central Susquehanna Summer Vegetable Meeting is July 18

This twilight meeting will be held at the Carl Wenger Farm at 1148 Old Trail Road in Liverpool from 6:00 to 8:30 in the evening on July 18.  (From Selinsgrove take Route 11 south to Port Trevorton. Continue south on Rt. 11 to Old Trail Rd. at Weaver’s Farm Market is on the corner of [...][...]

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At-Market Twilight Meeting at Buzas Greenhouses on August 2

This twilight meeting will be held at Buzas’ Greenhouses and Farm at 3927 Newburg Road in Easton from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening on August 2.  The farm is easily accessible from Routes 33, 22 and 78. Buzas’ Greenhouses and Farm is a third and fourth generation family-owned operation run by the Hoyer family.  [...][...]

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2017 Berks-Schuylkill Summer Vegetable Meeting is July 26

This annual family event will be held at the Kutztown Produce Auction at 209 Oakhaven Road in Fleetwood from 5:00 to 9:00 in the evening on July 26.  A delicious supper featuring local produce will be included. Educational discussions on pest management, variety selection, and pesticide safety qualifying for pesticide applicator license update training credits [...][...]

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At-Market Twilight Meeting at Two Gander Farm is July 19

This twilight meeting will be held at the Two Gander Farm at 110 Buck Road in Downingtown from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening on Wednesday, July 19. Established in 2009, Two Gander Farm is a first-generation vegetable & CSA farm owned by Trey and Deirdre Flemming. Nestled on 10 acres, within 260 acres of [...][...]

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Important Notice to Employers Hiring New Employees

United States Citizenship Immigration Service issued the following notice today, July 17, 2017: USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Instructions for how to download Form I-9 are available on the Form I-9 page. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision [...][...]

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Vegetable Field Day at Landisville is July 25

The 2017 Pennsylvania Vegetable Field Day will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Penn State’s Southeast Research and Extension Center in Manheim (Landisville) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The field day enables growers to observe firsthand the various vegetable research projects underway at the research farm – much of it sponsored in [...][...]

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Vegetable and Fruit Field Day at Rock Spring is July 12

A Field Day for fruit and vegetable growers will be held on July 12, 2017 at Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, Pennsylvania. Growers will have the opportunity to see what’s happening with the numerous vegetable and fruit research trials being conducted at the Center. This event is being sponsored [...][...]

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Current Vegetable and Small Fruit Issues – June 13

Penn State Extension Specialists and Educators from across the state discussed the following issues currently being seen on farms in Pennsylvania during their recent bi-weekly conference call: General conditions: Less rain, more heat, crops are finally moving along.  We saw some beautiful product (leafy greens, green onions) coming out of high tunnels this spring. Some [...][...]

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Current Vegetable and Berry Issues

Growers and others should be aware of several important issues that were discussed by the Penn State Extension vegetable, berry and mushroom team during this week’s conference call. Allium leafminer damage to onions and garlic. This was the most common issue by far and is being seen in central and south-central PA in addition to [...][...]

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Allium Leafminer Spring Update: May 30, 2017

The allium leafminer adult spring flight is done for the season!  However, the larva and pupa are the now the main concern.  See more here.[...]

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