As we suggested last week and early this week the temperatures and solar radiation levels are very high setting up 4 Day Average Balances that are quite negative for all the sites.
A new set of tools is currently being developed to help you manage crop pests and increase your profitability. The Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE) is a national Web-based IT platform that combines user-contributed pest observations and translates them to real-time pest distribution maps and forecasts of pest risk. Throughout the season iPiPE informs you about the pests and diseases in your vicinity and provides management recommendations from professionals to help you make decisions about protecting your crop. The project is funded by a USDA Food Security Program grant and involves 28 crops around the nation.
Penn State Extension's Dining with Diabetes program recently was named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, a national organization certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dining with Diabetes is the first extension-based program in the country to receive national accreditation.
On May 18th, the 5th Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest announced the four winners who displayed entrepreneurship and ingenuity (more...)
We are excited to announce that York County’s very first Master Watershed Steward Class finished their training in April.
The upcoming week will feel summer-like with some opportunities for precipitation, but not as widespread as what was seen across much of the state this past weekend.
Some fields with poor corn stands are being evaluated for replanting. There are several things one must consider.
In cases of poor corn emergence, here are some considerations when corn has to be removed from a field with the intention of replanting corn.
Should provide better grass control than before.
Trap data and growing degree-day models indicate this should be started in some areas of the state.
The continuing wet spring has made great conditions for slugs, and we are aware of corn and soybean fields suffering heavily from slug damage.
The PA Department of Ag (PDA) has announced that pre-registration will be required beginning June 1 for pesticide exams in Region 6 (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties).
Wrapping wet bales for baleage could help to ensure your hay fields are harvested at the correct stage of maturity.
Cutting height can have an effect on both the quality of your forage and the longevity of the stand.
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Weekly Reports from Soybean On-Farm Research Network.
The weather has finally broken with temperatures in Adams County to be in the 80s for most of the week. Today’s run does not contain as many sites due to discrepancies in some of the data reported to Rainwise.
Bovine tuberculosis is still found worldwide but many countries, including the United States, have greatly reduced or even eliminated the disease from their cattle herds. Unfortunately, despite getting very close to eliminating this disease in US cattle, we never quite got there in the early 1990's.
Cattle are tremendous creatures that can handle many feeds that non-ruminant animals, pigs and chickens, for example, cannot eat. Thus, beef cattle producers are uniquely positioned to use new and changing feed ingredients.