Penn State Extension
The Potter office of Penn State Extension currently has the following Penn State resource books available for sale to the public. Anyone interested in purchasing a copy can call 274-8540 or stop by the office at 24 Maple View Lane (in front of the Freeman House) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
The Farm Management Handbook (276 pages)- $12.00 – includes chapters on farm business management, profitability plans, crop/livestock budget tables, crop insurance details, etc. This is a very handy reference book for both small and large scale farmers.
Beekeeping Basics (98 pages)- $7.50 – from a beekeeping introduction to colony purchase/management to producing honey, this manual is a cost effective way for customers to get an overall education in beekeeping.
Tree Fruit Production Guide (324 pages)- $25.00 – A comprehensive book on the full range of tree fruit production issues in Pennsylvania – establishing an orchard, diseases/pests, chemical management, harvesting, etc. This guide is updated every two years and is meant to be a reference that growers can turn to often.
Fruit Production for the Home Gardener (173 pages) - $12.00 – This guide was created as a resource for people who want to produce fruit on a small scale – one acre or less – and who do not possess a commercial pesticide license. It includes chapters on planting, fertilizing, controlling pests and wildlife damage, plus specific sections on successfully growing apple, peach, plum, cherry trees, grapes, bramble berries, strawberries, blueberries, etc.