Field Crop News
Black Cutworm moths begin migration across the state.
Spring termination of a sod such as orchardgrass can have mixed results, follow these steps for successful sod burndown. Also, some tips for weed control in newly seeded grasses, legumes, and legume/grass mixtures.
High quality and often expensive seed can be planted at lower populations if you have the correct equipment for the task. A well maintained and calibrated drill can improve your stands, and increase yields while lowering your seed costs.
Achieving consistently high yields in corn and soybean production requires uniform crop emergence and plant spacing. Del Voight discusses planting tips and the effects of spacing deviations on final yield.
The growing season has yet to begin, but some potential improvement possible towards the end of the month.
Profitability is a great way of ensuring long term economic viability for our farm and family.
“A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.”
Small grain stands … do they stay or do they go?
Bean Leaf Beetle numbers down…the colder the weather, the fewer that survive.
PA-PIPE is a web-based set of maps for tracking temperatures and crop and pest development across the state with alfalfa weevil tracking to get things started.
When it comes to burndown, environmental conditions and size of the weeds matter.
It’s a good time to calibrate your sprayer before it is put to use this spring.
Rules and entry forms now posted with signup deadlines of July 1 and August 1.
No prolonged warm spell is in sight, but there are indications that the last few days of April and early May could become quite warm.
If you are reading this, then you have survived the nasty winter we just came through.
Farmers who grow corn or soybeans generally know and have checked at what seeding rate they are planting.
As a follow-up to an earlier article posted in the June 2013 Field Crop News, a new fact sheet from USDA-ARS and Penn State Extension has been produced that describes the case study of 4 dairy farms participating in a study of “mob” grazing or ultra-high stock density (UHSD).
There are plenty of opinions about when to terminate cover crops prior to planting cash crops ranging from weeks before to planting green.