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Field Crop News

The latest news from the Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crops Team.
December 4, 2012

After the chilliest November in 12 years and the driest one in 90 years, December will bring a different flavor of weather conditions with mild conditions and more frequent showers.

December 4, 2012

If conditions are right, aphid population growth can be strong and economically damaging populations may develop. Dr. John Tooker reviews aphid concerns to watch for in winter grains, and hay fields.

December 4, 2012

Is your cover crop an assortment of winter annual weeds? Del Voight discusses getting a jump on your herbicide program with the pros, cons and recommendations of apply herbicides at this time of year.

December 4, 2012

Dr Greg Roth tells us that in general, the corn (grain and silage) and soybean yield testing programs have very good data and show some interesting trends. One of these is the trend toward early planted short season soybeans yielding exceptionally well.

December 4, 2012

Three late and wet fall planting seasons in a row. What is the penalty for planting wheat and other small grains after their recommended dates?

December 4, 2012

Did you now that 20% of crop fields lack a current soil test? Del Voight discusses the importance of taking a test and how to properly sample a field.

December 4, 2012

Interested in new herbicides for your farm? Curious about how your selected products are performing against others? Data from numerous Penn State herbicide trials will go live later this week. One trial of particular interest to many is the On-farm study of ALS-resistant chickweed in barley.

December 4, 2012

Jeff Graybill, Editor (Lancaster), Jennifer Bratthauar (Franklin), Mike Fournier (Bucks), Andrew Frankenfield (Montgomery), Mena Hautau (Berks), Mark Madden (Bradford/Sullivan), Dwane Miller (Schuylkill), John Rowehl (York), Nicole Santangelo (McKean/Potter), Del Voight (Lebanon). University Park Faculty and Staff: Bill Curran, Sjoerd Duiker, Marvin Hall, Greg Roth, John Tooker, and Lisa Crytser

November 6, 2012

After a frosty start in parts of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, clouds will return to the eastern two-thirds of the state by afternoon and a cold rain will commence in the eastern third of the Commonwealth by dusk.

November 6, 2012

Having lost many combining days because of wet weather, lots of wheat will end up being seeded late. Here are some tips to help compensate for later planting.

November 6, 2012

Again we are faced with challenging conditions for corn and soybean harvest.

November 6, 2012

Harvesting of soybeans and corn is still not completed in many parts of Pennsylvania, and the question arises - does it still make sense to plant a cover crop at this late date?

October 16, 2012

Expect a spell of traditional Indian Summer for the first half of next week, spoiled at times by cloudy periods and scattered showers, but temperatures should rise well above seasonal levels.

October 16, 2012

Corn is King (or is it)? Your opportunities are only limited by our imagination.

Successful interseeder trial in 2012
October 16, 2012

Cover crop interseeder research and demonstrations in 2012

October 16, 2012

Watchout for prussic acid toxicity in sudangrass, sorghum, and sorghum-sudan crosses.

Frost injured common milkweed on Oct. 16 in Central Pennsylvania.
October 16, 2012

Is there still time to kill perennial weeds this fall?

October 16, 2012

Consider the need for weed control in wheat and barley this fall.

October 16, 2012

Metaldehyde (Deadline products) labeled use in corn and soybeans in jeopardy

October 16, 2012

Come out and learn the benefits of including cover crops on your farm by attending a PSU cover crop field day this fall.