Early blight as well as Septoria leaf spot (only tomato) are two diseases that we see to varying degrees every year. The use of disease forecasting models can help time fungicide applications as well as gain a better understanding of the environmental conditions that are conducive to disease development.
As a general rule, vegetable crops require 1 - 1.5 acre-inches of water per week. Penn State's Elsa Sanchez and Bill Lamont explain how to determine how long to run your drip irrigation system to meet this need.
We have corn earworm throughout the state, which can be a threat to silking corn. Sites in Mifflin Co. are high, perhaps inflated due to not averaging over a week, which would place it as moderate. Moderate counts, suggesting a 5-6 day spray interval, are also occurring in Washington Co. All other sites were low or declined. Corn borer trap counts moderate in Lehigh, Montgomery and Bradford counties; all other sites are low. Phenology models suggest you should scout fields for feeding damage from corn borer.
A new series of Web-based seminars offered by Penn State Extension will cover issues related to land use. Kicking off July 17, the 75-minute, monthly webinars will be offered from noon to 1:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. The sessions will include time for questions and answers.
Scattered daily afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms across the state, with more numerous showers and thunderstorms late Thursday into Friday.
This week’s insect and disease report for soybeans.
Generally good soil moisture conditions and warm temperatures this week should set the stage for rapid corn growth and development in the next few weeks.
The weekly planting progress report will be released at 4:00 pm today (Tuesday) and the USDA Crop Report is scheduled for release on June 28th.
Weather conditions have made vomitoxin from the Fusarium fungus a threat to this year’s wheat crop. Make sure you follow the proper procedures for crop insurance if you are dealing with vomitoxin.
If you have poor quality grain, in order to protect your rights under your crop insurance policy, it is imperative that you always report any damage in the required timeframes and seek advice from your insurance company agent.
Tips from experienced farmers Jim Crawford, New Morning Farm and Paul and Sandy Arnold, Pleasant Valley Farm on labor, a farm’s biggest expense.
Summer weather is here and many local farm markets have opened for the season. More and more folks are raising produce on their land and selling it at these farm markets.
One of America's most widespread & costly environmental problems is excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water. Visit the EPA Nutrient Pollution website to learn more.
Take a quick glance through a farmer’s market and you will see a ray of yellows and greens squashes. Squash are low in calorie, yet are high in fiber and vitamin C. One half of a medium squash (3.5 oz) is only 20 calories without added sauces!
Penn State Extension, Chester County is seeking an individual who will be a member of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Economic/Community Development State Extension Team providing education related to farm management.
EPA supports State of Wyoming in further water quality studies in Pavillion while it will continue with its national research program on hydraulic fracturing
New household products are continuously popping up on the consumer market. While these products might provide innovative solutions in your home, it's important to be conscious of how these new products could be mistaken for something consumable, resulting in an accidental poisoning.
By 2030, one quarter of licensed drivers in the United States will be over the age of 65. When older adults need to limit or stop driving, they can experience a drastic decline in mobility. Reduced mobility can put an older person at higher risk of poor health, isolation, and loneliness.
BMSB adults as well as second and third instar nymphs were found feeding on fruit (mostly peaches and nectarines). If BMSB nymphs are spotted, the control treatment is needed immediately. While adult BMSB can continuously move in and out from any orchard, BMSB nymphs are resident pests and will continue feeding (and damaging fruit) for a consecutive 4 to 6 weeks. During the last week Japanese beetles (JB) were observed feeding in orchards located in southern Pennsylvania. Materials recommended for the control of brown marmorated stink bug should also provide effective control of JB.