Field Crop News
The buildout from the gasfields of northern and southwestern Pennsylvania will have a direct impact on many farmed acres across the state. Considering these simple steps for determining crop damage payments is a good place to start negotiations.
The Penn State Field & Forage Crop Team thank you for the readership of the Field Crop News throughout the summer.
Temperatures will moderate into late week. Western parts of the state to likely remain dry.
The harvest method affects the risk of prussic acid poisoning.
Be sure to calibrate your grain drill before you seed your small grains this fall.
Read about ways to insure optimum Potassuim fertilization on your farm.
Read about considerations dealing with cover crops and herbicides.
Be careful not to hurt your pasture stand this fall. Read about tips for successful fall pasture management.
Some really nice weather through the end of the week but not very fall-like.
Possible options for corn that is too dry to chop for silage
Prices are following the pattern we expect at this time of the season
Three things that could greatly improve the potential for “big returns” when renovating pastures are soil fertility, pasture management and reduced weed competition.
Pest populations remain low overall
Take actions now that will enhance your winter small grains health this fall and into the next year.
We’re Looking For Participants for our survey on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
The past seven days were abnormally warm and dry across the state. About half of the state received less than a quarter of an inch of precipitation since last Wednesday, and around 20 percent did not observe anything at all. A change to cooler and wetter weather will occur from midweek through the upcoming weekend.