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October

Weather Outlook For October 16, 2012
October 16, 2012
Expect a spell of traditional Indian Summer for the first half of next week, spoiled at times by cloudy periods and scattered showers, but temperatures should rise well above seasonal levels.
Grain Marketing
October 16, 2012
Corn is King (or is it)? Your opportunities are only limited by our imagination.
Interseeder Field Demonstration Update
October 16, 2012
Cover crop interseeder research and demonstrations in 2012
Reducing the Potential of Prussic Acid Poisoning
October 16, 2012
Watchout for prussic acid toxicity in sudangrass, sorghum, and sorghum-sudan crosses.
Still Time to Kill Those Perennials?
October 16, 2012
Is there still time to kill perennial weeds this fall?
Fall Control of Weeds in Wheat and Barley
October 16, 2012
Consider the need for weed control in wheat and barley this fall.
Metaldehyde Use on Slugs in Corn and Soybeans
October 16, 2012
Metaldehyde (Deadline products) labeled use in corn and soybeans in jeopardy
Fall 2012 On-Farm Cover Crops Field Days: Coming to 10 Farms near You!
October 16, 2012
Come out and learn the benefits of including cover crops on your farm by attending a PSU cover crop field day this fall.
Weather Outlook for October 2, 2012
October 2, 2012
Some unsettled weather for the next few days, along with the first chance of a few wet snowflakes in the state’s coldest regions, highlights this weeks’ weather outlook.
Beware of Toxic Gases From Manure Storages
October 2, 2012
A recent scare at a dairy farm in Montour County reminds us about the dangers from gases that are present in and around manure storage facilities.
Fall Manure Management
October 2, 2012
Read about fall manure applications, and in particular, how we should manage manure around fall cover crop establishment.
Taking Another Alfalfa Harvest
October 2, 2012
Thinking about harvesting alfalfa yet this fall? Read about some factors to consider when harvesting alfalfa in fall.
Fall Herbicide Applications – an Integral Part of Marestail Management
October 2, 2012
We’ve been hearing about more marestail resistance problems. Fall herbicide treatments are one option for battling this weed.
Fall Soil Testing
October 2, 2012
Guessing at your lime and fertilizer needs just doesn’t cut it. Fall is a great time to do your soil testing!
Use Caution When Importing Hay or Straw from Fire Ant Infested Areas
October 2, 2012
If you purchase hay or straw from the south, extra precautions to insure your product is free from fire ants needs to be taken.
A Reminder About Silo Gas
October 2, 2012
Every year, we usually hear of at least one farmer being overcome by silo gas. Since there is still some silage corn standing across PA, it doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves about the dangers surrounding silo gas.