Field Crop News
This is the home stretch for beans, but there are still a few diseases in your crop that might only become apparent to you now. Most of these are root or stem infections that cause the leaves to turn early or become necrotic—which is why you initially notice them. But you’ll probably have to look beyond the leaves to get your answer.
Over the last several years of working with soybean producers in Lebanon County, I have learned the importance of timely harvest of soybeans. Last week, I noticed late group 2 beans were ready to harvest. It has been my experience that once 95% of the pods turn brown, about a week later it’s time to combine.
Researchers report at least a 60% reduction in odor compared with surface broadcasting. But how does manure injection work in practice?
Quiet through the weekend followed by some unsettled weather next week.
Corn silage dry down is variable and progressing rapidly.
Late summer forage seeding dates window is here, so get them in on time.
After two years of testing, hybrid ryes (“not your father’s rye”) are impressive.
With expectations the final 2015 U.S. corn and soybean harvest will be at least slightly less than currently projected by USDA.
From John Tooker, PSU Entomology Specialist. Reports from this week indicate continued low pest pressure overall.
We are nearing the deadline for the Pennsylvania Soybean Contest and you are encouraged to participate in this PSB sponsored event.
Please welcome our new Field and Forage Crops Educator Liz Bosak.
Temperatures will continue to be below normal with wet weather returning by the weekend
What happened to your N? A Late Season Stalk Nitrate Test may help.
Controlling the depth of forage seeding and ensuring good seed-to-soil contact are the keys to successful forage establishment in the summer.
Frogeye Leafspot typically not a detrimental pest in PA, but warmer weather early this season seems to have increased its presence.
Pest pressures remain low. Timing to see economic benefits from insecticide applications have mostly past.
Slightly Cooler Than Normal With Two Opportunities For Organized, Steady Rain.