Field Crop News
Who is pollinating your pumpkin and other squash crops? How can we help them with flowering cover crops? This free educational workshop is being held rain or shine! Specialists from Penn State University as well as other guest speakers will be discussing integrated crop pollination, pumpkin pollination, cover crops—including cover cropping for cucurbit pollinators, equipment for no-till cover cropping, integrated pest, pesticide, and pollinator management.
The upcoming week will feel summer-like with some opportunities for precipitation, but not as widespread as what was seen across much of the state this past weekend.
Some fields with poor corn stands are being evaluated for replanting. There are several things one must consider.
In cases of poor corn emergence, here are some considerations when corn has to be removed from a field with the intention of replanting corn.
Should provide better grass control than before.
Trap data and growing degree-day models indicate this should be started in some areas of the state.
The continuing wet spring has made great conditions for slugs, and we are aware of corn and soybean fields suffering heavily from slug damage.
The PA Department of Ag (PDA) has announced that pre-registration will be required beginning June 1 for pesticide exams in Region 6 (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties).
Wrapping wet bales for baleage could help to ensure your hay fields are harvested at the correct stage of maturity.
Cutting height can have an effect on both the quality of your forage and the longevity of the stand.
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Weekly Reports from Soybean On-Farm Research Network.
Soil Health Field Walks - Soil health tests, cover crop mixtures and tools for building soil health are topics to be covered.
A slow warm up in the short term forecast, followed by an opportunity for more soaking precipitation through the weekend.
Join us for a workshop on “Meeting the 4R’s of Nutrient Management through new technologies in dry nutrient application”. Dates are July 19th and 20th, at the Penn State Agronomy Research Farm at Russell E. Larson research complex.
As field activities heat up, questions often arise on what to charge for custom services and equipment rental. There are a number of sources available for this information.
As pokeweed begins to emerge across Pennsylvania, it is time to develop a strategy for dealing with this problem perennial.
Damage from small caterpillars have been detected, so prepare to scout fields in the near future.
If you haven’t achieved good control of horseweed prior to soybean emergence, your options may be very limited.