Field Crop News
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.
Due to an all Extension Staff conference next week our newsletter will not be published on April 19th, the newsletter will resume its weekly schedule again on April 26th.
A brief reprieve from the wet weather will lead into the next period of unsettled weather on Thursday and Friday followed by a roller-coaster ride in temperatures through next week.
Grazing can be a great way of farming on steep slopes not suited for crop production. However, care has to be taken to manage the grazing animals so that undue soil degradation does not occur.
Penn State Extension will again monitor black cutworm populations across the state. Keep monitoring for this prospective pest.
Mild winter weather and a more severe than usual stripe rust season in the south in 2016 may put us at risk for early rust issues in our PA wheat and barley crops in 2017.
Spending some time going over your sprayer this spring can pay dividends. Worn or partially clogged nozzles will cause uneven spray distribution, which can lead to problems later this spring.
Scout your grass forage fields now and treat winter annuals and biennials with a foliar-applied herbicide when they are susceptible. Prowl H2O can now be used for summer annual grass and broadleaf weed control in grass hay and pasture.