Field Crop News
Following the "blizzard of 2016", the weather has turned more tranquil for the beginning of February.
The annual summary of what is “new” in the complex world of herbicide selection is available now from Penn State Extension Weed Science specialists. The article covers product updates and herbicide resistant crops.
Frostseeding is a technique that can be used to establish red and yellow clovers. The management and benefits of using clovers in the rotation are described.
The guide addresses weed management in the major agronomic crops, especially hard to control weeds across the region.
How are you at staying abreast of the many conversations on the supply and demand conditions of the grains we grow and market? Let’s take a look at a relatively simple way to get a firm grip of these mysterious numbers.
If you have not done yet lately, it’s time to meet with a crop insurance agent and think about what product helps you with your risk management plan. The purchase deadline is coming with the approaching spring.
Is your pesticide license due to expire? Are you wondering how many points you need before March 31st? Are you scrambling to look for upcoming meetings? Here’s a simple way to check!
Registration deadlines are coming up for 2 popular statewide grower meetings, the Corn and Soybean Congress and the Pennsylvania Forage Growers Conference, both to be hosted in Grantville.
Producing the highest quality hay is a goal that every farmer should have. Whether you are feeding hay to your own animals or marketing your hay to others, quality is of the highest importance.
What are the tools of the trade, the ecology of weeds and the crops and the use of equipment when growing field crops organically?
The cold weather will not stick around (for now, at least).
Business topics to consider in marketing to generate revenues and cost control to ensure profits.
Jessica Williamson recently began work as the new Forage Specialist for the Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crops Team.
Liming should be a priority in your crop management plans. Winter liming may provide flexibility.
Visit with industry professionals and Penn State Extension Specialists as they present latest findings from on-farm research in Pennsylvania at a series of one day seminars.
Pennsylvania agriculture has done much to improve water quality in our local rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Yet, that positive story is often not told. Now is the time for farmers to tell that story!
If you are an experienced or transitioning organic field crop producer in southeast Pennsylvania, make a date to meet at the Shady Maple Conference Center. The study circle format allows growers to engage, discuss and exchange knowledge of organic field crop production. These three (3) study circles are facilitated by Extension Educators.
After an exceptionally mild and relatively dry November, the first few days of December will bring a brief period of wintry weather to parts of the state followed by an extended period of tranquil conditions.