Field Crop News
Managing pastures for nutrient and soil retention is in the best interest of producers and the environment. Spring is a great time to evaluate your management techniques; you can learn a lot at this time of year when things look their worst.
Overall Pennsylvania had a cooler than normal March with near normal precipitation. Will the month of April continue with that pattern or not?
What did this winter do to our cover crops? That was my question after experiencing unseasonably high temperatures followed by significant cold snaps.
The mild winter and recent warm weather have many folks wondering if pest problems are bound to be worse this growing season.
How early can herbicides be sprayed before corn or soybeans are planted? The below article provides some information about early preplant applications.
Trials conducted over three years show that several shorter-lived residual corn herbicides can be used successfully with interseeded cover crops; at the same time the use of longer-lived residual herbicides will likely preclude successful interseeding practices in corn.
The Integrated Weed Management Resource Center is a new online tool, maintained in part by Penn State Extension weed specialists, to find weed management information, ask questions, and read timely articles on weed management news.
The use of Precision Agriculture-based decision making to determine fertilizer rates and hybrid types and planting rates is becoming more common. However, with the increased use of Precision Ag and the collection of farm information comes questions regarding the ownership and rights of data.
Current Penn State Extension Educator Position Openings - Pass the word along!
The Field and Forage Crops Team is currently seeking individuals to fill the following positions. Please pass along to those you feel may be a good fit for the job.
The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
Record warm weather, will turn more seasonable into March.
Warmer weather has prompted many weed control questions, particularly options in dormant alfalfa.
Timing is crucial when controlling winter annual, perennial and spring germinating weeds in wheat.
Many parts of Pennsylvania are a few weeks ahead of normal regarding winter wheat greening up, consider crop development and future probable weather when making spring nitrogen applications.
A short summary of many new weed control products you might expect to hear more about in 2017.
What ended up being a very mild and relatively wet month of January ended on a very wintry note earlier this week, with several inches of snow falling across much of central and northern Pennsylvania. The wintry weather will persist through at least the start of next week.