Lancaster County News
Plan Ahead For Fall Grain Markets
May 22, 2015
Monitor Corn Fields For Weed Control
May 22, 2015Last week in this column Extension Agronomist Bill Curran discussed how dry weather will influence soil applied and post herbicide performance. We know that soil applied herbicides require rainfall to mobilize them for effective weed control and that generally it must occur within 7 to 10 days after application or before weed emergence. We have observed and are also hearing that annual weeds are breaking through some fields that did not receive an activating rainfall.
Evaluating Early Season Corn Stands
May 22, 2015Corn planting has progressed at a rapid pace (from 7% to 72% complete in the last two weeks!) and with the warm temperatures; emergence has been rapid in many areas.
Penn State Extension News
Penn State Master Gardeners plan extravaganza in Centre County
May 8, 2015The Garden Fair and Plant Sale hosted by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Ag Progress Days site.
Land-use webinar to focus on agritourism issues for Pennsylvania communities
May 8, 2015"Agritourism Issues for Pennsylvania Communities" will be the topic of a Web-based land-use seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Tractor safety program reaches milestone in Pennsylvania
April 29, 2015A program designed to reduce tractor-related farm injuries and deaths by helping farmers pay for the installation of rollover protective structures, or ROPS, recently reached a milestone in Pennsylvania. Administered by Penn State Extension, the ROPS Retrofit Program for Pennsylvania Farmers funded the installation of the 100th ROPS since the initiative began in 2011.
Upcoming Regional Events
When: May 29, 2015Where: Leesport, PA
When: June 2, 2015Where: York, PA
Evenings in the Garden: Garden Tools and Pruning
When: June 2, 2015Where: Leesport, PA
Freezing Vegetables & Fruits: Quality for Keeps
When: June 6, 2015Where: Lancaster, PA
Farmers’ Market Food Safety Workshop
When: June 8, 2015Where: Lancaster, PA