Field Crop News
Get a chance on July 21st to see how eleven different soybean herbicide programs perform on-farm.
It will feel sticky around here the next few days, but reprieve is on the way.
Weed-free start and appropriate glyphostate/(ALS) -resistant marestail/horseweed are critical concerns for double crop soybeans in some areas of the state.
Choices for post-grass herbicides and the correct rates to control volunteer corn depend on the height of the corn.
Grasshoppers, Japanese Beetles and Aphids are showing up now but pressure from diseases appears low thus far.
Organized, widespread precipitation is not anticipated for the next 7-day period.
Two migratory pests that are relevant for field and forage production have arrived again in Pennsylvania.
At noon eastern time on June 30th we will get the more frequent "stocks" report along with the highly anticipated annual "acres" report.
Current report: Our reports indicate very mild insect pressure, though grasshopper populations seem to be growing with the warmer temperatures. Slug activity has slowed down a lot as dry conditions have spread. Very little disease has been reported. Our scouting efforts indicate that insects, slugs, and pathogens are not posing a great threat to our sentinel soybean fields, and I would expect this to be the case the great majority of fields in PA; thus, insecticides and fungicides are likely not necessary, but scout your fields to find out for yourself.
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.