Production and Harvesting

Information on forage and grazing management of crops such as wheat, alfalfa, fescue, sorghum, corn, rye, canola, clover and birdsfoot trefoil. Tips on determining pasture yield, no-till crop management, crop rotation, silage, haylage and baleage.

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Photo caption: Canadian thistle in a grass hay stand 3 weeks after cutting. This a good stage of growth to spray with a herbicide in the fall.
Fall Management of Grass Hay Fields and Pastures - News News
Help your forage plants prepare for winter survival and spring regrowth. Weed control, soil fertility and liming are a few key factors to consider this fall. More
Watch Out for 2,4-D Drift Injury to Off-Target Crops
Watch Out for 2,4-D Drift Injury to Off-Target Crops - Articles Articles

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
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
Burndown Herbicide Considerations - Articles Articles

Burndown Herbicide Considerations

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

Air temperature before, during, and after application can influence control with burndown. More
Burndown Herbicide Options For Corn
Burndown Herbicide Options For Corn - Articles Articles

Burndown Herbicide Options For Corn

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

When it comes to burndown, environmental conditions and size of the weeds matter. More
Considerations for Double-cropping Corn Following Hay in Pennsylvania
Considerations for Double-cropping Corn Following Hay in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Considerations for Double-cropping Corn Following Hay in Pennsylvania

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Dennis Calvin, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., William S. Curran, Ph.D.

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of double-cropping corn following hay and to provide some recommendations for improving the success rate of the practice. More