Field Crop News
Deciding on the use of fungicides to combat foliar diseases requires a logical progression of judgments and decisions. Follow these steps to arrive at the most suitable determination.
Planning your pasture improvement strategy is necessary for successful execution.
Statewide efforts to monitor the soybean crop continue and pests remain largely in check but vigilance must endure.
Pennsylvania growers recognizing the benefits of cover cropping recognize that establishment time is near.
The cool weather will gradually recede to normal temperatures, but hot weather is not in the forecast.
Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exhibition, is being held August 12-14 in Rock Springs, PA.
Take time to monitor weather conditions, crop prices, and determine a marketing strategy for 2014 grain crops.
Japanese beetles and grasshoppers continue to feed in plots at low population levels, while new diseases have also been observed.
Wet weather across portions of the state has made hay making difficult. Therefore, it’s especially important to monitor the temperature and condition of stored hay.
Bouts of humid sticky weather intermixed with short cool, dry episodes continue. No widespread rainfall in the near future.
Many barley varieties recover from winter injury and perform very well in trials
Soybean insect pests on the rise, while most plots have limited disease development
Significant infestations of Palmer pigweed now cropping up in alfalfa, soybeans and even corn
Did we miss some commodity pricing opportunities? So, now what can we do?
A week of cool weather with no prolonged heat or dry conditions in the next 10 days.
Look at corn and soybean now for identifying management tactics for next year.
Identifying and containing new infestations is a critical first step in managing this new threat.