Field Crop News
Below average temperatures continue
Minimal snow levels, with frigid temperatures stress small grains and other winter crops.
What is your break-even for 2014?
Consider overseeding clover in winter crops or using oats and peas as a spring cover.
A survey of no-till farms using cover crops indicate 30% of growers plant their cash crop into a green cover crop.
A discussion of new traits such as: Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, Enlist corn and E3 soybean, HPPD and MGI-tolerant soybeans and their corresponding products.
Penn State offers an Agronomy Scout School, Saturday, March 29th 2014, to all entry-level agronomists or scouts that may need a refresher in proper scouting procedures.
Penn State invites agronomists, crop scouts and producers to attend the annual Field Diagnostic Clinic on July 23 and July 24 at the Penn State Agronomy Research Farm in Rock Springs
The barrage of wintry weather will continue for the next ten days to two weeks (at least), though the frequent storms should diminish later next week (after Feb 14).
Winterkill tends to be worst when temperatures drop below 0 F with minimal snow cover.
New markets for value-added, identity preserved grains are emerging.
Will this winter's cold temperatures reduce pest populations in your crops next year?
Learn about different management options by attending this webinar.
Greg Roth gives a preview of the topics and speakers at this year's PCPC.
The Crop Management Webinar Series is mid-way through its schedule, but there are still opportunities to participate.
Registration deadlines are coming up fast for Bradford, Somerset, Lebanon and Mercer Counties.
The roller-coaster temperatures will continue for the next few weeks, but the cold will be less harsh. More importantly, there are no signs of a widespread snowstorm for the state in the next week to 10 days and perhaps beyond that.
This spring, about 16,500 wheat and barley growers in 17 states will receive a questionnaire on Fusarium head blight (scab) from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The survey is for improving the understanding of how widely these management practices are currently understood and applied.