Crops and Soils

The Extension Field and Forage Crops Team provides producers with research-based information on grain and forage crops, soil quality, and nutrient management.

Field Crop News

Weather Outlook for August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017
Some nice late summer weather will precede more unsettled weather over the weekend.
Winter Wheat and Barley Trials Posted
August 9, 2017
Wheat yields were high, feed barley yields were variable and new malting barley lines show promise with good yields.
Figure 1. Gray Leaf Spot Photo credit: Alyssa Collins
Diseases to Look For In Corn
August 9, 2017
Current weather conditions are favorable for the development of corn leaf diseases, both old and new.
Kudzu Bug Photo Credit: Jeremy Greene, Clemson University
Kudzu Bug: Still Approaching?
August 9, 2017
Back in 2013, there was a burst of interest in a new exotic soybean pest that was approaching Pennsylvania, commonly referred to as kudzu bug. Just last week, entomologists announced that they found kudzu bug adults and egg masses on soybeans in Beltsville, Maryland
Palmer amaranth infestation in soybeans Photo credit: Bill Curran
Invasive Pigweeds Rising Above Soybean Canopies
August 9, 2017
Now is the time to scout for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp and remove or destroy it to prevent seed production and spread.