Production and Harvesting

Information on choosing seeds, planting, growing and harvesting agronomic crops, including barley, canola, corn, rye, soybeans and wheat. Tips on no-till crop management and crop rotation.

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Soybean Good Inoculation Practices (GIP)
Soybean Good Inoculation Practices (GIP) - Articles Articles
Soybean inoculation is critical to optimum yields More
Photo Credit: Greg Roth, Penn State Extension.
Strategies for Planting Corn and Soybean Varieties - Articles Articles
Having a good plan for planting corn and soybean varieties can improve yields, minimize potential weather risks, and help to facilitate earlier planting of cover crops and small grains. More
Weather Outlook for Week of April 10, 2018
Weather Outlook for Week of April 10, 2018 - News News
Over the past week, most reporting stations in PA have observed temperatures approximately 5 to 10 degrees below normal. The upcoming week will feature a brief warm-up followed by more cooler than normal weather. More
A field with and without a soybean burndown herbicide program. Photo: Dwight Lingenfelter, Penn State Weed Science
Dicamba Products and Xtend Soybeans - News News
Not all dicamba-containing products are RUPs and not all can be applied in a burndown application prior to planting Xtend soybeans. More
New growth on alfalfa. Photo credit: Creative Commons CC0;
Assessing Your Alfalfa Stand this Spring - Articles Articles
As alfalfa breaks dormancy this spring, take time to evaluate the condition of your stand. Is it good enough to keep? More
Field with a mixed population of herbicide resistant and susceptible marestail. Photo: Bryan Young, Purdue Weed Science
Managing Weeds for the Future - Articles Articles

Managing Weeds for the Future

Dwight Lingenfelter

Weed management is primarily dictated by herbicide resistance. Mechanisms of resistance and ways to optimize herbicide use and include other management options are discussed. From the 2018 Corn and Soybean Congress. More
A weedy alfalfa field. Photo: Penn State Weed Science
Spring Weed Control in Alfalfa - Articles Articles

Spring Weed Control in Alfalfa

Dwight Lingenfelter

As spring approaches, forage weeds can become a problem. Certain herbicides can be applied but timing is critical. See information below of more details. More
Winter Barley Trials Photo: Greg Roth
Spring Malting Barley Trials Posted Online - News News
Results of a spring barley evaluation effort between North Dakota State University, Penn State and other universities in the northeast for the past two years have been posted online. More
Burcucumber in Corn Field Photo: Penn State Weed Science
Burcucumber Management in Corn and Soybean - Articles Articles
Burcucumber continues to plague some corn and soybean fields in the region. Consider some of the recommendations below to manage this problem weed. More
Hemp Plots at Rock Springs Photo: Greg Roth, Penn State
Industrial Hemp Trial Report - Articles Articles

Industrial Hemp Trial Report

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

In 2017, we conducted several trials to assess the potential of Industrial Hemp and several management variables as it affected seed production. More
Pennsylvania group visit to the SLC group, one of the largest agricultural groups in Brazil. Photo Credit: Del Voight
Penn State Extension Brazil Ag Tour - News News
Follow Penn State Extension Brazil International Workshop and Ag Tour through their daily blog posts. More
Sheep grazing in pasture. Credit: Creative Commons CC0;
Frost Seeding Time is Here - Articles Articles
Are your pastures looking a little thin? Now is the time to consider frost seeding as an option to thicken forage stands. More
Identifying Wheat Stages for Fungicide Application
Identifying Wheat Stages for Fungicide Application - Videos Videos
This video shows how to anticipate the growth stage on wheat for the best timing of fungicide application for leaf diseases and head scab. More
Assessing Wheat Stands for Yield Potential and Nitrogen Application Timing
Assessing Wheat Stands for Yield Potential and Nitrogen Application Timing - Videos Videos
This video shows how to assess wheat fields for plant population and to determine when to top-dress nitrogen in order to stimulate plant growth and use nitrogen efficiently. More
Healthy Even (Table Top) Soybean Stand
2018 Current Trends in Raising Soybeans in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
This article discusses key management tips for raising profitable soybean yields in Pennsylvania More
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