A timely reminder of simple practices that can help keep cows milking during the transition to new silage.
In many growing regions in PA, cucurbits including pumpkin have been hit hard with bacterial diseases. Unfortunately, the symptoms are now being noticed on the fruit as growers begin harvesting for the fall season.
In Pennsylvania, NCLB is favored by cooler temperatures and longer dew periods therefore, this disease is more problematic in later season sweet corn plantings.
To date, downy mildew has only been confirmed on cucumber in PA. Since downy mildew does not affect the fruit, as fruit reaches maturity, the management of this disease can become less a priority.
Hydraulic fracturing -- fracking or hydrofracturing -- raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground, triggering fears that it might find its way into groundwater. New research by a team of scientists should help allay those fears.
EXtension will support many aspects of States delivering training to producers concerning the 2014 Agriculture Act.
Cooling trend in the coming week with chance of frost for northern tier.
Here is a brief summary of what's available for small grains.
Report from Lebanon County on dry down of corn silage crop.
Pay attention now to those more easily identified weed infestations to plan for next year's weed control program.
There are several factors to consider when using the Hessian fly free date for your area. Aphids transmit disease once the crop is up and vegetative.
This week's insect and disease report for soybeans.
A photo gallery captures the cover crop plot progress in Rock Springs, PA at the Russell E Larson Agricultural Research Center.
No-till planting starts with the harvest of the previous crop, because uniformly distributed crop residue is critical to obtaining a good stand.
Hulless barley can be a good supplement to layer rations and offer producers a premium to attract production. Twenty seven commercial and experimental hulless lines in Union County were evaluated.
Weekly grain marketing advice.
People who complain about bumblebees flying about under the eaves of their homes are probably being annoyed by carpenter bees.
As fall harvest time is under way, September is a great time to encourage young children to learn more about local farming, healthy foods, and to engage them in hands-on nutrition education opportunities.