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Keeping Fruit Healthy: Join Us on Saturday, September 8th, 2012!

What does it take to keep fruit healthy?
Fruit growers are constantly encountering new invasive species and disease that threaten the health of the numerous orchards that dot the South Mountain area. David Biddinger, biocontrol specialist and researcher at the PSU Fruit Research and Extension Center, will discuss some of these challenges. The brown marmorated stink bug has caused considerable crop losses for fruit growers, and populations of native pollinators have experienced massive declines.
Find out how scientists and growers combat these threats to the South Mountain fruit belt, and learn more about research programs during a tour of the Fruit Research and Extension Center’s grounds in Biglerville, Adams County.