Field Crop News
After an unsettled beginning to the week across parts of the region, a brief period of dry weather Wednesday afternoon will precede another disturbance that will bring more wet weather on Thursday.
Here are some things to keep in mind when looking at potential nutrient deficiencies. Generally if you contact someone for help or look up the symptoms these are things you are going to need to know.
Those soybeans that made it through the tough seedling stages this year can consider themselves lucky. The next thing we need to concern ourselves with is foliar disease.
The PA Soybean Board through the Penn State Field and Forage Crops Team sponsors an extensive network of on-farm, field scale research projects and the establishment of sentinel plots that can help growers focus their scouting activities.
Perennial broadleaf weeds that have escaped earlier control attempts are making the phones ring for advisors across the state. The vulnerability of a weed to a control measure is function of the timing and choice of material used.
A long-standing program gets an exciting new twist with the implementation of production regions to compare producer entries across similar growing environments.
If you’re involved in any way with field crop production in the state of Pennsylvania you have a role to play in the identification and management of invasive pigweeds. Tools to help with that effort are available now at upcoming events.
Cool and tranquil weather has dominated the first half of the week. More unsettled weather will arrive for Thursday and Friday followed by another period of dry weather through early next week.
The PA Soybean Board through the Penn State Field and Forage Crops Team sponsors an extensive network of on-farm, field scale research projects. Periodically, participating farms are highlighted on the PA soybean board website and their facebook page. This week we check in with Bob and Doreen Shearer.
Reports from Pennsylvania and New York indicate that some spring seeded alfalfa is struggling to establish.
Abundant opportunities exist for farming enterprises and businesses to achieve value-added production. Free, online courses from SARE provide support for making business plans and setting achievable goals.
Current report: Most fields are emerging with some as far along as V2.
The last couple of weeks have featured lots of sunshine and very warm temperatures, but much cooler weather will prevail for the coming week as a large circulation of Canadian air dominates our weather pattern.
Nitrogen recommendations are very good on average, but if you want to be above average you need to go beyond just the basic recommendations.
Similar to the past four growing seasons, and again this year, the Pennsylvania Soybean Promotion Board is funding a Soybean Sentinel Plot Program, which is being managed by Penn State Extension and The Department of Entomology at Penn State.
Alfalfa is called the queen of forages because of its high yield and high forage value.
Please welcome our new Integrated Weed Management Specialist Annie Klodd.