Field Crop News
Here is a brief summary of what's available for small grains.
Report from Lebanon County on dry down of corn silage crop.
Pay attention now to those more easily identified weed infestations to plan for next year's weed control program.
There are several factors to consider when using the Hessian fly free date for your area. Aphids transmit disease once the crop is up and vegetative.
This week's insect and disease report for soybeans.
A photo gallery captures the cover crop plot progress in Rock Springs, PA at the Russell E Larson Agricultural Research Center.
No-till planting starts with the harvest of the previous crop, because uniformly distributed crop residue is critical to obtaining a good stand.
Hulless barley can be a good supplement to layer rations and offer producers a premium to attract production. Twenty seven commercial and experimental hulless lines in Union County were evaluated.
Weekly grain marketing advice.
After two months of below normal temperatures across Pennsylvania, September is getting off to a summery start, but weather will be mixed over the next 7 days.
It’s taken awhile, but corn silage harvest is about to get into high gear. There are a number of things to consider as we begin silage harvest.
Optimum late summer perennial forage crop establishment has likely gone by.
Here are some pointers to consider when deciding when to harvest your last alfalfa cutting.
The window for fall cover crop establishment depends on where you live. We are rapidly moving beyond that window for some cover crops.
Avoid wet soils and heavy equipment unless you want to deal with soil compaction and potentially reduced crop performance.
Soybean aphids are the most widespread insect species reported this week in soybean, but this pest will not influence yield once plants reach R6.
Here are some management guidelines for soybean aphid and grasshoppers.
Bt resistant rootworm suspected in PA. Regularly rotate to crops other than corn to avoid the potential for resistance.
More warm, humid air in the short term forecast. Perhaps some of the warmest weather of the summer may occur in September!