Weed Management

Information on weed management and control of cover crops, including herbicides and pesticides. Tips on rotating cover crops and pesticide drift.

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Upcoming Events for April
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Upcoming Events for April

09/20/2017

Registration for Penn State Extension Agronomic Field Diagnostic Clinic opening soon! More
Rye cover crop in early November. Photo credit: W.S. Curran.
Soybean Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops - News News
Consider the soybean herbicide program you used in 2017 before you plant a fall cover crop. Most small grains are fine but legumes and radish can be problematic. More
Controlling Yellow Nutsedge in Agronomic Crops (An Integrated Approach)
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Controlling Yellow Nutsedge in Agronomic Crops (An Integrated Approach)

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

Yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L.) is an aggressive perennial plant that is a problem weed in field crops throughout the United States. More
Italian ryegrass infestation in winter wheat. Photo compliments of Virginia Tech.
Soil residual herbicides for small grains. - News News
As you prepare to sow winter barley and/or wheat, several residual herbicides maybe be helpful for control of problematic annual grasses or broadleaves. More
Beautiful oat cover crop in late fall. Photo credit W.S. Curran.
Corn Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops - News News
Consider the corn herbicide program you used in 2017 before you plant a fall cover crop. Most small grains are fine, but legumes and radish can be problematic. More
Watch Out for 2,4-D Drift Injury to Off-Target Crops
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Watch Out for 2,4-D Drift Injury to Off-Target Crops

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

We have heard about claims of 2,4-D injury to commercial grapevines in Pennsylvania, potentially stemming from applications in nearby field crops. More
A crowd gathers at a farm in Clinton County to discuss opportunities for managing soil health and planting green.
Planting Green and Soil Health the Focus of June Field Day - News News
Planting green is a practice where cover crop termination is delayed until cash crop planting in order to extend soil health benefits longer into the season. More
Pennsylvania Certified Crop Adviser Study Guide
Pennsylvania Certified Crop Adviser Study Guide - Online Courses Online Courses
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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
Newly emerged pigweeds in Berks Co., June 13, 2017 (Photo: Annie Klodd, Penn State)
Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp Beginning to Emerge - News News
Palmer amaranth and waterhemp have emerged for the season in Pennsylvania. It is important to scout for these invasive weeds now, and control them before they reach 4 inches tall. More
Timothy field near Gettysburg browning because of aphid infestation. (Photo by Dean Collamer, Growmark FS
Aphids in Timothy Fields - News News

Aphids in Timothy Fields

04/26/2017

Have you seen browning in timothy fields? It may be due to a heavy aphid population. More
Evaluation of Residual Herbicides for Interseeding in Corn
Evaluation of Residual Herbicides for Interseeding in Corn - News News
Trials conducted over three years show that several shorter-lived residual corn herbicides can be used successfully with interseeded cover crops. More
Introduction to Weeds and Herbicides
Introduction to Weeds and Herbicides - Articles Articles
Weeds are plants whose undesirable qualities outweigh their good points. More
Ideas On Herbicide Resistance Shared At Regional Meeting Ideas On Herbicide Resistance Shared At Regional Meeting - News
A productive discussion was had in Lancaster on the challenges, successes, and needs going forward for managing herbicide resistant weeds in the mid-Atlantic. More
Red clover can be used as a cover crop to suppress weeds
Suppressing Weeds Using Cover Crops in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
This article discusses which cover crops are most suitable, and how should they be managed to enhance weed suppression. More
Rob the Bank
Rob the Bank - Articles Articles

Rob the Bank

Scott Guiser

Weed seed-bank, that is. Right now, across Pennsylvania, huge deposits of weed seed are being accepted by soil. Stop it now and this will pay dividends later. More
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