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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PDA Adds 7 Counties to Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone - News News
The quarantine area for spotted lanternfly has expanded and changed from municipal to county-level in an effort to protect at-risk areas. 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
Pokeweed
Pokeweed - Videos Videos

Pokeweed

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

This video discusses Pokeweed biology and management in field crops. 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
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
Insect-Parasitic Nematodes for the Management of Soil-Dwelling Insects Insect-Parasitic Nematodes for the Management of Soil-Dwelling Insects - Articles
Taking advantage of the natural enemies of insects to help manage insect pests. More
Planting Green – A New Cover Crop Management Technique
Planting Green – A New Cover Crop Management Technique - Articles Articles
Learn how this no-till farming practice can turn primary crops like corn and soybeans into cover crops, and improve soil conservation and pest management. More
Don Ferrin, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Bugwood.org
Bacterial Wilt - Ralstonia solanacearum - Articles Articles
Bacteria called Ralstonia solanacearum attack almost 200 plant species in 33 different plant families. This constitutes one of the largest known host ranges for any plant pathogenic bacterium. More
Florida Division of Plant Industry , Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org
Cereal Rust Mite - Articles Articles
How to scout and manage cereal rust mite. More
Dwarf BMR Forage Sorghum, Annual ryegrass, Crimson Clover and Radishes seeded late July 2013 after Sweet corn. Mixture was green chopped for cattle feed in September. Remaining annual ryegrass and crimson clover over wintered and was burned down in April.
What Cover Crop Should I Plant? - Articles Articles

What Cover Crop Should I Plant?

Andrew Frankenfield

Keep your goals in mind when selecting cover crops and cover crop mixtures. 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
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
Barley Yellow Dwarf
Barley Yellow Dwarf - Articles Articles

Barley Yellow Dwarf

Alyssa Collins, Ph.D.

Barley yellow dwarf is one of the most widely distributed and destructive viral diseases of small grains. More
Vomitoxin Levels and Testing in Wheat
Vomitoxin Levels and Testing in Wheat - Articles Articles
Test your wheat for vomitoxin contamination to determine potential issues and quality. More
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