Field Crop News
When you are planting corn this spring, think twice prior to putting insecticides over the top of your Bt corn varieties.
If it was easy we wouldn’t be talking about it. Think more about revenue than about price and your risk comfort level.
Chilly weather to predominate across the state for the next week.
If your timothy looks drought stressed in April, get a magnifying glass out.
Did you know that the timing of termination, and management of your cover crop including practices such as “planting into green” could affect your corn and soybean crop insurance!
Fungicide resistant Fusarium Head Scab fungus discovered in the Northeastern U.S.
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.