Pests and Diseases

Recommendations for managing weeds, insects, and disease pests in agronomic crops such as corn, grain, soybean, small grains, and forages. Tips on dealing with bacteria, molds, fungal diseases and rot.

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Crop Scouting Field Guide Available
Crop Scouting Field Guide Available - News News
Check out this handy field guide that includes most of the major agronomic crops grown in Pennsylvania. More
Be sure to answer those license questions before heading out to the field.
Pesticide Applicator FAQs - News News

Pesticide Applicator FAQs

03/06/2019

Get an answer to your question about the private pesticide applicator license. More
Only after completing a special training can you apply Engina, XtendiMax and FeXapan. United Soybean Board photo.
Still Need to Get Your Dicamba Certification? - News News
Remember that if you plan to use a restricted-use Dicamba product, you need a special certification before you purchase or apply the chemical. More
Photo of 2019 Chemsweep Program
Do You Need to Dispose of Unwanted Pesticides? - News News
The CHEMSWEEP Program deadline for unwanted pesticide pickup is February 28th. More
New herbicide programs are being evaluated in a soybean field at the Penn State Agronomy Research Farm (D. Lingenfelter, Penn State Extension)
What’s New in Agronomic Weed Control - News News
New herbicide products and industry news about weed management are highlighted in this article. More
Are you at risk?
Online Risk Management Focus Group - Webinars Webinars
Are your farm or family assets at risk? These focus groups will provide information about various types of risk and ways to protect your assets. More
Image Credit: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State Extension
Spotted Lanternfly Agricultural Producer and Forest Landowner Impact Survey - News News
A survey is currently underway to gather information from horticultural growers, field crop farmers, and forest landowners on the potential economic impact of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) on agriculture and forestry. More
Looking for Recertification Credits for Your Pesticide Applicator License?
Looking for Recertification Credits for Your Pesticide Applicator License? - News News
Penn State Extension is offering agronomic pesticide update trainings across the state. More
Brown marmorated stink bug adult and nymphs. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management Survey for Commercial Producers - News News
A nationwide survey is currently underway to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on agriculture. More
The Penn State Agronomy Guide
The Penn State Agronomy Guide - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

From: $15.00

To: $45.00

The Agronomy Guide provides comprehensive information on crop, soil, and pest management for farms of all sizes. More
What's New in Agronomic Pest Control
What's New in Agronomic Pest Control - Online Courses Online Courses

What's New in Agronomic Pest Control

4

30 minutes

$15.00
Learn about the new developments in the agronomic pest market, including insect, disease and weed control. Earn pesticide applicator credits. More
Pesticide Applicator FAQs
Pesticide Applicator FAQs - Videos Videos

Pesticide Applicator FAQs

Liz Bosak, PhD

4:01

Answers to frequently asked questions by private pesticide applicators in Pennsylvania. More
Preventing Stored Grain Pests
Preventing Stored Grain Pests - Videos Videos

Preventing Stored Grain Pests

Liz Bosak, PhD

4:10

Avoid costly docking at the mill and grain fumigation expenses by taking the steps necessary to prevent a stored grain pest infestation. More
New Field and Forage Crops Educator, Franklin County
New Field and Forage Crops Educator, Franklin County - News News
Penn State Extension in Franklin County welcomes new Field and Forage Crops Team member Brittany Clark to their staff. More
Mid-Atlantic Field Crop Weed Management Guide
Mid-Atlantic Field Crop Weed Management Guide - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Mid-Atlantic Field Crop Weed Management Guide

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

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From: $15.00

To: $35.00

Get strategies and peruse herbicide tables for managing weeds in corn, sorghum, soybeans, small grains, and forages. More
Crops Conferences and Crops Days Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities
Crops Conferences and Crops Days Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities - News News
Please join us as a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the 2019 Penn State Extension Crops Conferences and Crops Days! A variety of educational programs will be offered. More
Soybean field (D. Lingenfelter, Penn State Extension)
Xtend Soybean: Dicamba Products Re-registered - News News
Dicamba products granted registration extension for use on Xtend soybean. Read below of additional details. More
John Wallace, Penn State Weed Science
John Wallace, Weed Management Extension Specialist - News News
Introducing Penn State’s new extension weed specialist More
Weeds germinating in seedling wheat (D. Lingenfelter, Penn State Extension)
Fall Weed Control in Wheat and Barley - Articles Articles

Fall Weed Control in Wheat and Barley

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

As fall weeds compete with wheat and barley establishment, below are some herbicide options to consider. More
Photo by Alyssa Collins
Dealing with Moldy Corn - News News

Dealing with Moldy Corn

10/10/2018

Concerns about mold in corn? Not all mold feeds have mycotoxins and can still be used with precaution. More
Image Credit: Alyssa Collins
Managing the Damage: Understanding Soybean Harvest Quality - News News
As the harvest begins, you may be surprised by the amount of discolored and moldy beans you see. Find out why, and what you can do about it. More
Diplodia ear rot. Photo Credit: Alyssa Collins
Corn Ear Rots and Mycotoxins - Articles Articles

Corn Ear Rots and Mycotoxins

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

There are many pathogens that cause ear rots. Identify which ones are associated with mycotoxin contamination! More
Figure 1: Western bean cutworm caterpillar, showing the distinctive longitudinal lines in its collar (or pronotum) behind its head. (Image Credit: Eric Bohnenblust, Penn State)
Caterpillars in Corn: Earworm, Western Bean Cutworm or Corn Borer? - Articles Articles
The end of the summer is a good time to scout for caterpillar damage in corn. What is present will tell you if you have pests that need to be managed next year. More
Figure 1. Wheat seed and young seedlings affected by Fusarium graminearum (white arrows). (Photo credit: Brandon Wilt, PSU-PPEM.)
Wheat and Barley Diseases: What is in Your Seed? - Articles Articles

Wheat and Barley Diseases: What is in Your Seed?

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

Seeds can serve as the vehicle for unwanted plant pathogens and weeds. Avoid the risks! More
Palmer amaranth regrowth after crop harvest (Source: University of Delaware Weed Science)
Monitor Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp After Harvest - News News
Palmer amaranth and waterhemp can still set seed yet this fall even after harvest. Make sure to scout fields and control any escaped plants. More
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