Crops and Soils

The Extension Field and Forage Crops Team provides producers with research-based information on grain and forage crops, soil quality, and nutrient management.

Field Crop News

Wet Weather Through the Weekend as Temperatures Gradually Trend Upward
May 24, 2017
Seasonally cool and wet conditions to prevail across the commonwealth in the coming week. Penn State’s Art Person gives us the details and looks at the forecast into the first week of June.
“Current Position Openings - Pass Along the Word!”
May 24, 2017
We are currently seeking individuals to fill the following positions. Please pass along to those you feel may be a good fit for the job:
Figure 1. Early Flowering (note yellow pollen filled anthers)
Wheat Scab Risk Update
May 24, 2017
Yes, it’s wet, but head scab risk is still low. Why is that?
Field Day: Soil Health Improvements with a Focus on Planting Green
May 24, 2017
Join Joel and Don Myers and a team of research and extension personnel from Penn State for an update on several promising technologies that can improve soil quality and crop productivity. More details will be forthcoming in next week’s Field Crop News.
I Used Manure this Year; How Much Nitrogen Do I Need for My Corn?
May 24, 2017
If you use manure, the amount of fertilizer nitrogen you apply at planting effects your pre-sidedress testing options later this spring.