Soybean Test Plots and Pest Monitoring Continue in Northern Tier
Posted: June 13, 2014
District 4 educators J. Craig Williams and Mark Madden are part of this endeavor.
The pest monitoring is part of a statewide project looking at pests affecting Pennsylvania soybean crops and evaluating an early warning system to forecast pest outbreaks. Thirteen counties across the Northern Tier are collaborating with Dr. John Tooker, Penn State associate professor of entomology, on the soybean pest-monitoring project.
Although the wet weather has affected all the farmers as well as the planting of these variety plots, the project is expected to identify practices that benefit soybean production in the Northern Tier counties. We are planting seven varieties on five farmer fields.