Extension and Outreach

The latest knowledge about microorganisms translated to address the needs of Pennsylvanians.

We share the resources of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology with Pennsylvania and beyond through the dissemination of current, accurate, and research-based information. Faculty members with extension appointments are the primary delivery sources for outreach programs; however, all faculty members leverage their teaching and research programs to serve people, businesses, and institutions.

Latest Extension News

October 14, 2021

Podcast: Dr. Tree Fruit and Don - Warm Fall Weather

Don Seifrit, Kari Peter, Greg Krawczyk, and Rob Crassweller are together again to discuss seasonal weather, coloration at harvest, stinging insects in fields, and late-season fungicide applications. Rob highlights an upcoming Penn State Extension event on October 27, 2021, Variety Showcase Field Day, about cultivar selections and tasting.

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September 8, 2021

Podcast: Dr. Tree Fruit and Don - Post-Hurricane Harvest

Don Seifrit, Kari Peter, Greg Krawczyk, and Rob Crassweller confer about which cultivars are ripening around the state. Rob talks about paraquat application. Greg outlines some of the important end-of-season insect pests and management, and Kari discusses post-harvest rots and their management.

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August 11, 2021

Penn State Extension Victory Garden Program supports Latino community

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners expected there would be a renewed interest in home gardening in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, they developed the 10-part “Victory Garden Reinvented!” webinar series to support gardeners across the country.

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August 3, 2021

Podcast: Dr. Tree Fruit and Don - Introducing Dr. Long He, Agriculture Engineer, Penn State — plus current concerns for the season

Don Seifrit, Kari Peter, Greg Krawczyk, and Rob Crassweller are joined for the first time by Dr. Long He, Penn State agriculture engineer. Dr. He describes his work and background and talks about future projects. Kari, Greg, and Rob also discuss current season concerns.

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