Pests and Diseases

Recommendations for managing weeds, insect pests and diseases in cover crops such as barley and wheat. Tips on deer control options and dealing with toxic plants such as pokeweed.

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Spotted Lanternfly egg cases. Credit: Nancy Bosold
Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs will be Hatching Soon - Articles Articles
Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is a new invasive insect that has spread throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania since its discovery in Berks County in 2014. More
Black cutworm. John Capinera, University of Florida, Bugwood.org
Black Cutworm Moths and Slugs are Becoming Active - Articles Articles
Small numbers of black cutworm moths are arriving in Pennsylvania, while slugs are hatching from their eggs. Watch wet fields for slug damage as crops emerge. More
New Pesticide Application Record Keeping Manual Available
New Pesticide Application Record Keeping Manual Available - News News
The new Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual is a 40 page spiral bound booklet with useful tables and information. More
Photo Caption: Nozzles, Nicole Santangelo, PSU
What’s New in Weed Control 2018: Label Updates - Articles Articles
Learn new product labels and label updates for the 2018 season. More
Palmer Noxious Weed by PSU
Noxious Weed Act Signed Into Law on October 30, 2017 - Articles Articles

Noxious Weed Act Signed Into Law on October 30, 2017

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

The new Pennsylvania Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act will help protect your farm or property from some newer invasive noxious weeds. More
Photo Caption: Deer in Winter, Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
Deer Control Options for Farmers and Landowners - Articles Articles
Crop damage caused by deer is a reoccurring theme for farmers. Learn about the management options available to control deer populations. More
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events - News News

Upcoming Events

09/20/2017

Join us for the Farming for Success field day and mark your calendars for the Penn State Agronomic Field Diagnostic Clinic. More
Pennsylvania Certified Crop Adviser Study Guide
Pennsylvania Certified Crop Adviser Study Guide - Online Courses Online Courses
$99.00
Study soil and water, and crop, pest, and nutrient management, the agronomy areas you are required to know for the Pennsylvania Certified Crop Adviser exam. More
Major Insect Pests of Red Clover in Pennsylvania
Major Insect Pests of Red Clover in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Two insect pests, the clover root curculio and the clover root borer, are partially responsible for the reduction or elimination of red clover stands. More
Pokeweed
Pokeweed - Videos Videos

Pokeweed

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

This video discusses Pokeweed biology and management in field crops. More
Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org
Angoumois Grain Moth - Articles Articles
The angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier), is occasionally found in Pennsylvania feeding on corn stored on the ear. More
Sources Of Plant Disease In Greenhouses
Sources Of Plant Disease In Greenhouses - Articles Articles

Sources Of Plant Disease In Greenhouses

Gary W. Moorman, Ph.D.

Where do diseases begin? It is important to prevent losses due to plant pathogens by reducing or eliminating the numbers of pathogens at their source. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Phytotoxicity - Articles Articles

Phytotoxicity

Gary W. Moorman, Ph.D.

Plant injury (phytotoxicity) may occur when chemicals are employed to protect plants from pests, fertilize plants, regulate plant growth, etc. More
Reducing Soil Borne Diseases with Cover Crops
Reducing Soil Borne Diseases with Cover Crops - Articles Articles
Soil-borne diseases can be devastating to vegetable crops. More
Harlequin Bug Russ Ottens University of Georgia
Harlequin Bugs – A Growing Problem in Pennsylvania? - Articles Articles
The harlequin bug is an important insect pest of cabbage and related crops in the southern half of the United States. Recently it has been reported more frequently in southeastern Pennsylvania. More
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