Field Crop News
Are you interested in using multi-species cover crop "cocktails" and reducing tillage without chemicals in corn, soybean and wheat production?
Much of Pennsylvania ended August on the dry side and the drier than normal weather pattern is expected to persist well into September.
Conditions in the southwest and southeast parts of the state have been wet, while the center and northern portions of the state are experiencing below average precipitation the past 60 days. What’s this weather done to our corn crop?
When we talk about “carry” we are referring to longer-term grain storage. Does this make sense as we go into the harvest season?
Penn State Extension has developed a Pricing Corn Silage spreadsheet to assist crop farmers and the livestock or dairy farmer who may be interested in buying silage.
Now is the time to finalize your barley planting plans.
Consider trying annual ryegrass, cereals, and mixtures to provide additional forage on your farm.
In this weeks report, most insect and disease pests are relatively light. The insects include grasshoppers, soybean aphids, Japanese beetles, and a few others.
Residual herbicides for winter small grains are few in number.
This joint PASA-Penn State field day will explore the benefits of using cover crops in organic field crop production systems.
The Pennsylvania Commercial Applicators School is going to be held on Wednesday, September 11 at the Penn State Research Farm in Manheim, Pa.
The prospects for widespread soaking rains are not promising over the next two weeks.
Assess soybean growth stages this time of year to help determine the impacts of late season disease, insect and drought stress.
Although not without problems, here is a simple procedure to follow to help determine potential soybean yield prior to harvest.
As corn growers anxiously await their 2013 corn crop for fall harvest as grain or silage, the kernel count method is a quick yield estimate tool that can be used.
Here are some factors to consider to help ensure quality when considering replanting saved small grain seed.
Scout your hay and pasture ground, fence rows and other noncropland now to help plan for some weed management this fall
Soybean aphids are present in Pennsylvania and quite common in some soybean fields
Soybean aphid numbers are growing significantly in some counties, Japanese beetles and grasshoppers damage remains non-economic, and low levels of brown marmorated stink bugs are being found in some fields with both adults and nymphs being present.