Overall Pennsylvania had a cooler than normal March with near normal precipitation. Will the month of April continue with that pattern or not?
What did this winter do to our cover crops? That was my question after experiencing unseasonably high temperatures followed by significant cold snaps.
The mild winter and recent warm weather have many folks wondering if pest problems are bound to be worse this growing season.
How early can herbicides be sprayed before corn or soybeans are planted? The below article provides some information about early preplant applications.
Trials conducted over three years show that several shorter-lived residual corn herbicides can be used successfully with interseeded cover crops; at the same time the use of longer-lived residual herbicides will likely preclude successful interseeding practices in corn.
The Integrated Weed Management Resource Center is a new online tool, maintained in part by Penn State Extension weed specialists, to find weed management information, ask questions, and read timely articles on weed management news.
The use of precision agriculture based decision making to determine fertilizer rates and hybrid types and planting rates is becoming more common. However, with the increased use of precision Ag and the collection of farm information comes questions regarding the ownership and rights of data.
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The Soil Fertility Workshop originally scheduled in Chambersburg on March 14 has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 6 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sheep producers looking for information on how and when to make culling decisions to make their sheep operations more profitable can take advantage of a workshop offered by Penn State Extension and the Berks County Sheep and Wool Growers Association.
Penn State Ag Safety and Health Program has several demonstrations and simulators that are available for you to borrow. View this informational video to see all of the options.
Due to the presence of green tip on early varieties of apples combined with rain and mild temperatures occurring this week, we are in our first apple scab infection period for 2017.
Broad mites are being observed more frequently on a variety of vegetable crops in the field, high tunnel, and greenhouse.
An independent report by IHS Markit, forecasts $2.7 to $3.7 billion in investments of natural gas liquid (NGL) assets and a potential for more manufacturing.
The health of fish and aquatic insects could be significantly affected by withdrawals of fresh water from the rivers and streams across North Carolina according to a new scientific assessment.
Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding. These smaller events can actually be more expensive overall, researchers report.
It’s easy to wish for an early end to winter or more bright and sunny days, but don’t malign the importance of those grey wet days, the importance of a decent snowpack, the importance of groundwater, and the impacts we have on water.
Inspecting the wellhead (the portion of the well above the ground) and the area around it annually is one of the best actions a well owner can discover potential issues before they become expensive problems and protect their water supply.
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