Field Crop News
Penn State Extension Field & Forage Crops Team offers a number of specialty workshops this December. Sign up today online to learn alongside your neighbors more about how you can better your crop production practices.
The Pennsylvania Agronomic Education Society will be hosting their annual Pennsylvania Agronomic Education Conference January 19-20, 2017 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College.
Weed management specialists at Penn State have released a 5-Part series of videos on managing and identifying herbicide resistant pigweeds in the mid-Atlantic.
Results from the 2016 Penn State Corn and Soybean Trials have been posted online. Now is a good time to identify some new high yielding genetics that may be available for your operations.
Xtendimax now has a federal label for use in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans. How this will impact soybean production in Pennsylvania is still yet to be determined.
A new noxious weed act will be introduced to Pennsylvania in 2017 that will help protect you and your farm from invasive noxious weeds.
You may be receiving an email or a letter from Penn State in the coming weeks. You need to take action in order to continue receiving updates and alerts from Extension.
As expected, the world has a burdensome supply of wheat and corn from the 2016 season and adequate supplies of soybeans. This gives us two primary questions; “What should I do with what remains of my cash crops?” and “What can we do for 2017 crops?”
After a relatively mild and dry month of November across Pennsylvania, the weather will become wintrier as December progresses.
A new Sustainable Agriculture Educator, Megan Chawner, joined Penn State Extension in Lehigh and Northampton counties the beginning of December.
With much of the eastern US experiencing dry and mild weather since the first of November, the next week will bring shots of some colder air to the state but with very little in the way of widespread precipitation.
Many have inquired about how late an herbicide application can be made in the fall and still be effective. Below are some comments about controlling perennials and winter annual weeds at this time of year.
It seems like we have a bit more ear rot out there in the Commonwealth this year. Here’s some tips on how to identify it, and what to do about it.
The warm fall coupled with timely planting has resulted in excellent growth of many small grain and cover crop fields across the state. While this is a bonus if you were looking to take a late fall harvest, it is not necessarily a good thing for winter survival.
The Pennsylvania Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Program team has released 2016 results available to download.
Why not treat your forage crop with the same respect and attention you give your grain crops? Penn State Extension Hay Workshops share money-saving techniques to produce a high-yielding, high-quality hay crops. Friday, December 16, 2016 at Lancaster Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, PA. Cost is $20.00. Deadline to register is December 12th.
Mark your calendar! The 2017 Forage Conference will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Grantville Holiday Inn.
After some very heavy rains brought flooding to parts of central Pennsylvania late last week, sub-freezing temperatures across much of Pennsylvania in the middle of this week will bring frost/freeze issues and an end to the growing season across much of the state.