Field Crop News
The growing season has yet to begin, but some potential improvement possible towards the end of the month.
Profitability is a great way of ensuring long term economic viability for our farm and family.
“A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.”
Small grain stands … do they stay or do they go?
Bean Leaf Beetle numbers down…the colder the weather, the fewer that survive.
PA-PIPE is a web-based set of maps for tracking temperatures and crop and pest development across the state with alfalfa weevil tracking to get things started.
When it comes to burndown, environmental conditions and size of the weeds matter.
It’s a good time to calibrate your sprayer before it is put to use this spring.
Rules and entry forms now posted with signup deadlines of July 1 and August 1.
No prolonged warm spell is in sight, but there are indications that the last few days of April and early May could become quite warm.
If you are reading this, then you have survived the nasty winter we just came through.
Farmers who grow corn or soybeans generally know and have checked at what seeding rate they are planting.
As a follow-up to an earlier article posted in the June 2013 Field Crop News, a new fact sheet from USDA-ARS and Penn State Extension has been produced that describes the case study of 4 dairy farms participating in a study of “mob” grazing or ultra-high stock density (UHSD).
There are plenty of opinions about when to terminate cover crops prior to planting cash crops ranging from weeks before to planting green.
Annual ryegrass probably requires the most planning to ensure adequate control in a no-till system.
The time is ripe to measure soil compaction in your fields with the soil compaction tester or ‘penetrometer’.
The calendar may say it’s time to get in the fields but the soil conditions should determine our actions.
Did you know that Penn State has a plant disease clinic where you may submit samples for identification as a grower in the Commonwealth?
Resident Canada Geese as you know are destructive to crops as well as public, commercial and residential property.