Field Crop News
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It was another drier than average week across the Commonwealth as most of the eastern third of the state had less than a quarter of an inch of rain.
As field activities increase, I thought it would be good to remind folks that scouting should be the basis of pest management plans.
As more farmers use vertical tillage to manage crop residues or to mellow the seedbed prior to planting (especially soybeans), questions have arisen about possible impacts of using these types of tillage operations in combination with certain soybean herbicides.
For alfalfa that was recently seeded or is currently going in, here are some herbicide reminders/updates.
This certainly isn’t news to many of you but all too often I see farmers starting to cut grass hay around Memorial Day.
Planting season (aka spring fever) is upon us, and the national agricultural focus for the next few weeks will be on the ever important “planting progress” especially in the “I-States (Indiana, Iowa, and Illinois) of the corn belt.
Registration for the Five Acre Corn Club is now open.
Upcoming crop management events from around Pennsylvania
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There are no signs of prolonged warmth and it is possible that portions of the state, particularly in the northwest may have a long period without significant rainfall.
Daily Minimum Soil Temperatures are still in the 30’s across most of PA. Producers Beware!
Helpful management tips to keep your herbicide applications on-target and you out of hot water.
A winter annual weed that can be found year-round, toxic to livestock and tough to control with certain herbicides.
Planted corn acres are behind last year’s pace but not behind the 5 year average.
Since wheat leaves appear by emerging from within the stem, how do you know when the top leaf that you see on a wheat plant is, in fact the flag leaf?
Scouting is the key to finding aphid populations that exceed the economic threshold.
Penn State is trying to help predict when and where BYDV will occur.