Field Crop News
Quiet through the weekend followed by some unsettled weather next week.
Corn silage dry down is variable and progressing rapidly.
Late summer forage seeding dates window is here, so get them in on time.
After two years of testing, hybrid ryes (“not your father’s rye”) are impressive.
With expectations the final 2015 U.S. corn and soybean harvest will be at least slightly less than currently projected by USDA.
From John Tooker, PSU Entomology Specialist. Reports from this week indicate continued low pest pressure overall.
We are nearing the deadline for the Pennsylvania Soybean Contest and you are encouraged to participate in this PSB sponsored event.
Please welcome our new Field and Forage Crops Educator Liz Bosak.
Temperatures will continue to be below normal with wet weather returning by the weekend
What happened to your N? A Late Season Stalk Nitrate Test may help.
Controlling the depth of forage seeding and ensuring good seed-to-soil contact are the keys to successful forage establishment in the summer.
Frogeye Leafspot typically not a detrimental pest in PA, but warmer weather early this season seems to have increased its presence.
Pest pressures remain low. Timing to see economic benefits from insecticide applications have mostly past.
Slightly Cooler Than Normal With Two Opportunities For Organized, Steady Rain.
Lines in our tests varied by about 30 bushels per acre. Variety selection can be your most important management decision.
Reports from this week Indicate Low pest pressure prevailing.
Weed of the Week: Eastern Black Nightshade