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Field Crop News

The latest news from the Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crops Team.
August 28, 2012

High pressure will dominate the middle part of the week…rain likely on the weekend

August 28, 2012

In the late summer and fall, K especially becomes a nutrient of agronomic concern.

August 28, 2012

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug populations continue to be sporadic in field crops.

August 28, 2012

Reports from the past week indicate very mild insect and disease pressure, though Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs seem to be severe in at least one field.

Fig. 1.  Western bean cutworm caterpillar found in Centre County in 2011
August 28, 2012

Western Bean Cutworm Monitoring Network is winding down with record numbers.

August 28, 2012

Starting out with a clean grain bin free of old, insect-infested grain is essential to getting a good start .

August 28, 2012

A reminder not to get too anxious when it comes to establishing small grain stands.

August 28, 2012

Early reports note that many hybrids are at drier whole plant moistures than anticipated by producers.

August 28, 2012

Take actions now that will enhance your small grain crop’s health this fall and into the next year.

August 21, 2012

Mostly dry through early next week, but then the chance for rainfall from tropical storm Isaac.

August 21, 2012

Penn State Extension Educator John Berry offers some grain marketing advice.

August 21, 2012

There are a number of factors to consider in assessing how to price corn for silage or grain.

August 21, 2012

When should I plant a fall cover crop? Results from some past PSU cover crop research is summarized.

August 21, 2012

When should I plant a fall cover crop? Results from some past PSU cover crop research is summarized.

August 21, 2012

This week’s insect and disease report for soybean - Sponsored by the PA Soybean Board.

August 21, 2012

The return to wet humid conditions has primed many PA corn fields for an increase in disease pressure. Now is a critical time to walk your fields, assessing disease severity and not only planning for harvest but also looking towards next year.

August 21, 2012

Hopefully you’re still not needing to control weeds in corn and soybean, but if you are....