Field Crop News
Bt resistant rootworm suspected in PA. Regularly rotate to crops other than corn to avoid the potential for resistance.
More warm, humid air in the short term forecast. Perhaps some of the warmest weather of the summer may occur in September!
This is a continuation of the article from August 19.
Insect populations are widespread, however, populations remain at low levels. Disease pressure also remains low.
There may be something brewing in the lower canopy or roots of your soybeans.
Keep your goals in mind when selecting cover crops and cover crop mixtures.
Some considerations if you are thinking of harvesting soybeans as a forage.
Bouts of humid sticky weather intermixed with short cool, dry episodes continue. No widespread rainfall in the near future.
Small grains trial yields and other performance data now posted. Significant differences reported between varieties.
Variety selection can be as important as your management practices when seeking to limit fusarium head blight and toxins.
Consider this window of opportunity to get a jump on your liming requirements
Did your corn fields run out of gas (Nitrogen) in this wet year? Here’s a test to determine whether your Nitrogen management was “Too much, too little, or just right.”
Soybean Sentinel Plot Update – Reports from around the State
Continuation from Aug 5th article
The gentle summer of 2014 continues but we can still enjoy the waning days of summer.
Carry . . . is the difference in price between any two deliver months. Why is this a key concept?
Notable pest observations in specific locations provide guidance for the rest of the state.
With the small grain harvest underway, the opportunity to reduce the weed seed bank and control perennial weeds opens up.