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Field Crop News

The latest news from the Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crops Team.
March 29, 2017

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.

March 29, 2017

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.

Farm management software is one way of keeping track of what hybrids are planted, when control products are applied and yields.  Understanding user licenses and privacy agreements will help in explaining what software companies can do with your data and w
March 29, 2017

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.

March 29, 2017

Current Penn State Extension Educator Position Openings - Pass the word along!

March 2, 2017

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.

March 2, 2017

Record warm weather, will turn more seasonable into March.

March 2, 2017

Warmer weather has prompted many weed control questions, particularly options in dormant alfalfa.

Agronomy Guide (page 346)
March 2, 2017

Timing is crucial when controlling winter annual, perennial and spring germinating weeds in wheat.

March 2, 2017

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.

March 2, 2017

A short summary of many new weed control products you might expect to hear more about in 2017.

February 1, 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.

February 1, 2017

The performance of several species of perennial grass is on on-going program conducted at Penn State. There has been tremendous growth in the industry in terms of what is available on the market as more growers realize the value of grasses to their bottom line.

February 1, 2017

Participants to a listening session on herbicide resistance in Lancaster, PA inspired a productive and insightful discussion on the challenges, successes, and needs going forward for managing herbicide resistant weeds.

February 1, 2017

Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture approved Xtendimax and Engenia for Xtend soybeans in Pennsylvania. We see opportunity for marestail control in burndown programs, but concerns about off-target movement, sprayer cleanout, etc. suggest that we in Pennsylvania first learn from the experiences of other states and regions in 2017 that need this technology more.

February 1, 2017

Dave Wilson joined the Field and Forage Crops Team in the beginning of January as an Extension educator in Berks County.

February 1, 2017

Is your pesticide license due to expire? Are you wondering how many points you need before March 31st? Are you scrambling to look for upcoming meetings? Here’s a simple way to check.

January 4, 2017

The month of December ended with near seasonal temperatures and above normal precipitation across much of the state (except for the far southeast). As the first full week of 2017 continues, the mild weather that has been observed early in the week will transition to much colder weather for the end of the week and the weekend.