Field Crop News
A cooler, but more seasonable, remainder of the week is in store with a very cold weekend. Some precipitation will fall through the early part of the weekend but things will dry out towards next week.
Did you know that no-till planting starts at harvest? Uniformly distributed crop residue is critical to obtaining a good stand of the next crop.
Read about some herbicide options for an application to your small grains this fall.
The recent high-intensity rainfall events in South Carolina remind us of the need to keep our soils covered.
The interseeder cover crop trial in Lancaster County is one of three on-farm trials, in addition to more detailed research at Rock Springs, to look at reducing tillage in organic grain crop production.
It is going to be a wet period starting this afternoon - some places could see rainfall totals (from tonight through next week) seen only about once every 100 years - stay dry!
Make time now to evaluate your wheat stands and put the information into play for next year. Producers still planting wheat this fall can garner some insight here too.
The significant contribution that bats have in successful crop production is revealed in an extensive mid-west study. Diversity, we are reminded, is a great thing.
You may recall we did not have an exceptionally early planting of our corn and soybeans this spring but our crops have matured early and are being harvested earlier than normal. How is that so?
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.