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Field Crop News

The latest news from the Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crops Team.
August 13, 2012

Warm and humid and showers likely then turning cooler over the weekend followed by a warming trend next week

August 13, 2012

Sentinel insect and disease pest plot in soybeans report for the week

August 13, 2012

Here are three ways to increase the potential energy harvested from corn acres this fall and winter

Percent reduction in crop stand at different herbicide rates for Atrazine.  Rate titrations meant to illustrate theoretical herbicide half-life.
August 13, 2012

Do corn and soybean herbicides influence fall cover crop establishment?

Percent reduction in crop stand at different herbicide rates for Atrazine.  Rate titrations meant to illustrate theoretical herbicide half-life.
August 13, 2012

Do corn and soybean herbicides influence fall cover crop establishment?

August 7, 2012

Very warm and more humid air will seep back into Pennsylvania as clouds begin to develop in the western half of the Commonwealth.

August 7, 2012

This summer’s wide spread drought has created concern by many dairy producers related to the potential for short forage supplies next year.

August 7, 2012

As we move through the season and observe damage from pests like ear-attacking insects and birds, it is also important to realize that the injury caused by these will leave your crop exposed to secondary pests like the fungi that cause ear molds.

August 7, 2012

The Pennsylvania Soybean Board is funding a Sentinel Plot Program, which is being managed by Penn State Extension and The Dept. of Entomology.

August 7, 2012

As corn growers continue to assess their 2012 corn crop for fall harvest as grain or silage, the kernel count method is a quick yield estimate tool than can be used.

August 7, 2012

U.S. farmers can expect a new emphasis on soil health by USDA-NRCS, formerly called the 'Soil Erosion Service'.

July 31, 2012

Some chance for rain showers during the next week. Keep your fingers crossed.

July 31, 2012

Check out the 2012 wheat and barley variety evaluation data. It's now available on-line.

July 31, 2012

Good news - reports from the past week indicate that insect and disease populations remain low.

July 31, 2012

Some considerations about trying to thicken up those forage seedings.

July 31, 2012

Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus (SVNV) confirmed last week in PA