Field Crop News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) publish in the April 22, 2013 Federal Register, a petition received from the Monsanto Company and Forage Genetics International seeking nonregulated status for a low-lignin alfalfa.
As we progress into planting season, I hope you recall the odd spring we had last year with record warmth.
In southeast Pennsylvania, there are three opportunities to view small grain plots and meet with Penn State specialists.
The forage industry is the major agricultural enterprise in Pennsylvania and the Northeast.
Soil compaction diagnosis is not as straightforward as it seems, especially because we lack good tools to do a quick test.
Weed of the week - Birdsrape mustard (Brassica rapa)
In the last week, we heard about at least two situations where various pesticide active ingredients were added to the spray tank that resulted in chemical reactions producing problems.
My have been calculating what grain price I need to stay financially sound and flexible while also remaining sane.
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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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