THE GUIDE TO GROWING FRUIT IS ON-LINE
After the beds are cleaned for the winter, the leaves have been raked
and the ground freezes up, comes one of the best times of year for
gardeners – time for dreaming, planning and ordering for next year.
The College of Agriculture now has a perfect site for those who want
to grow their own fruit and it’s targeted for production on one acre
or less. The on-line edition of “Small-Scale Fruit Production”
offers fully searchable text and sharply defined color photographs of
many varieties of fruit trees and plants, disease symptoms, and
insect damage. “The guide presents state-of-the-art production
methods,” says tree fruit specialist Robert Crassweller. Gardeners
can learn everything they need to know, from preparing the planting
site to harvesting the bounty. The site also addresses subjects such
as pollination requirements for trees, soil fertility, monthly
management tips, planting fruit trees, and controlling pest and
For more on this story in Penn State Agriculture,
go to http://www.aginfo.psu.edu/psa/sf2000/fruit.html.
The guide is
on-line at http://ssfruit.cas.psu.edu.