Field Crop News
Milder, but unsettled weather is on tap through early next week.
Have you seen browning in timothy fields? It may be due to a heavy aphid population.
Be sure you are scouting for marestail before you plant your no-till soybeans and using effective herbicides with both burndown and residual control.
As we move into the last days of April and early May, corn and soybean planting will be in full swing. Take a few minutes to review this checklist to ensure optimum planter performance.
While you’re waiting to get in the field with a corn planter, now is an important time to scout for wheat, barley and alfalfa disease.
Small grain crops are maturing earlier than normal. Now is the time to monitor maturity and make the necessary management adjustments to your timetable.
Learn about the important role these often forgotten insects play on your livestock farm.
Are you getting excited about planting now that spring is here? How about getting your lawn in shape? Before you get carried away with shopping for your garden plants and buying lime and fertilizer, please consider getting your soil tested to find out exactly what nutrients you need in order to have a happy lawn and garden.
A period of dry weather with seasonal temperatures will precede more unsettled weather toward the weekend.
Are you a private pesticide applicator who’s license expired on March 31st without the needed credits? Don’t give up, there’s still hope!
Planting remains one of the most critical steps in setting the stage for good yields. Proper placement of seed creates an environment where timely and consistent germination helps to set the maximum yield potential for a stand.
Not all dicamba-containing products can be applied in a burndown application prior to planting Xtend soybeans.
Understanding Legal Protections and Potential Liabilities Associated with Seed Use in Pennsylvania.
A Bill introducing the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act has been introduced to both the House and Senate. The new Act will modernize PA’s noxious weed law by prioritizing invasive plant management based on the ability to effectively contain or even eradicate certain species.
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Grassed Waterways are not maintenance free. Don’t let a bund prevent your waterway from performing its job.
Recent heavy rainfall has caused soil erosion in fields. Do you know the difference between rill and gully erosion? There are a few practices that you can do to reduce rill erosion.
When we think of grazing corn we often think of cattle in a green field of corn in the summer or cattle grazing corn stover in the winter after grain was harvested. Another management tactic is to plant corn with the purpose to graze the standing corn in the winter. Plan now to provide corn for grazing for the winter of 2017/18.
Changes in operational structure and programming now underway will enhance the value of Penn State Extension to the Pennsylvania communities and clients it serves, according to leaders of the organization.