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Wrapping Bales
Baleage Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Join fellow producers to discuss challenges with making dry hay in a wet year, and options to make and feed good quality baleage to your stock. More
Mid-Atlantic Field Crop Weed Management Guide
Mid-Atlantic Field Crop Weed Management Guide - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Mid-Atlantic Field Crop Weed Management Guide

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


From: $15.00

To: $35.00

Get strategies and peruse herbicide tables for managing weeds in corn, sorghum, soybeans, small grains, and forages. More
Soil Sampling
Soil Sampling - Videos Videos

Soil Sampling

Rachel Milliron


In this video, learn how to take representative soil samples in agronomic fields. More
Hopperburn in alfalfa resulting from potato leafhopper feeding. Photo: Bryan Jensen, University of Wisconsin,
Potato Leafhopper is Abundant in Alfalfa - News News
Damage to alfalfa from potato leafhopper has caught some growers by surprise. Scout your fields to determine if your local populations are problematic! More
Pasture Workshop
Pasture Workshops - Workshops Workshops
Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension Forage Specialist and local expert’s present unbiased research-based information on various topics from Pasture Planning to Improving Forage Quality. More
Agronomy Scout School
Agronomy Scout School - Workshops Workshops

Agronomy Scout School


University Park, PA

This school will provide entry level crop scouts with an overview of the fundamentals necessary for scouting in corn, soybeans, forages, and small grains. More
Louis Tedders, USDA Agricultural Research Service,
Tarnished Plant Bug - Articles Articles
Plant bugs are a large, diverse family of insects that feed by sucking sap from plants, especially parts with high rates of cell division like buds and flowers. More
Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
Reducing Forage Harvest Losses - News News

Reducing Forage Harvest Losses


Ready, Set, Mow! First cutting alfalfa is underway in many parts of the state. Every pass across the field reduces the amount of dry matter you end up with in a bale. How much are you leaving behind? More
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University,
Snailcase Bagworm - Articles Articles
The snailcase bagworm is a moth (family Psychidae) that was accidentally introduced into the United States from Europe in the 1940s. More
J.L. Danet, INRA Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux,
Potato Leafhopper on Woody Ornamentals - Articles Articles
The potato leafhopper has been noted on more than 200 host plants, many of which are ornamental plants. However, this insect is best known as a field crop pest. More
Pest Alert - Omnivorous Leafroller
Pest Alert - Omnivorous Leafroller - Articles Articles
The omnivorous leafroller has recently been confirmed in a greenhouse in Pennsylvania. Your assistance is needed in monitoring this pest indoors and outdoors in Pennsylvania. More
Garden Symphylan as a Pest of Field Crops
Garden Symphylan as a Pest of Field Crops - Articles Articles
The garden symphylan is an occasional but destructive pest of field crops. Symphylans are not insects, but are more closely related to centipedes and millipedes. More
Anyi Mazo-Vargas, University of Puerto Rico,
Clover Root Curculio: A Pest of Alfalfa and Clover - Articles Articles
The clover root curculio is a common insect in Pennsylvania alfalfa and clover fields. More
Winter Annual Weed Control in Alfalfa
Winter Annual Weed Control in Alfalfa - News News
Warmer weather has prompted many weed control questions, particularly options in dormant alfalfa. More
Frank Peairs, Colorado State University,
Potato Leafhopper on Alfalfa - Articles Articles
The potato leafhopper is the most destructive insect to alfalfa in Pennsylvania, causing average annual losses of approximately $15 million. More
Herbicide Resistance Pigweed 5: Prevention and Disposal
Herbicide Resistance Pigweed 5: Prevention and Disposal - Videos Videos
How to best prevent the entry of herbicide resistant Palmer Amaranth and waterhemp to new fields, and how to properly dispose of plants so that they do not cause larger infestations. More
Ro-tap Particle Separator
Ro-tap Particle Separator - Videos Videos

Ro-tap Particle Separator

Jud Heinrichs


In this video Dr. Jud Heinrichs demonstrates the Ro-Tap Particle Separator, the method used to develop the concept of physically effective fiber. More
Penn State Particle Separator
Penn State Particle Separator - Videos Videos

Penn State Particle Separator

Jud Heinrichs


In this video Dr. Jud Heinrichs demonstrates the Penn State Particle Separator, a popular method for on-farm particle size determination. More
ASABE Particle Separator
ASABE Particle Separator - Videos Videos

ASABE Particle Separator

Jud Heinrichs


In this video Dr. Jud Heinrichs demonstrates the ASABE Particle Separator, the standard method for the determination of forage particle size. More
Alfalfa Weevil
Alfalfa Weevil - Articles Articles

Alfalfa Weevil

John Tooker, Ph.D.

Alfalfa weevil is one of the two most-damaging insect pests of alfalfa in Pennsylvania (the other is potato leafhopper). It is an exotic species that likely evolved in Asia, but appears to have been introduced to the U.S. at least three times. More
Methods Used to Measure Forage and Ration Particle Size
Methods Used to Measure Forage and Ration Particle Size - Articles Articles
Particle size evaluation tools are described and demonstrated in a series of brief videos. More
Perennial Forages Common to the Mid-Atlantic Region
Perennial Forages Common to the Mid-Atlantic Region - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
A guide to forage crop identification, adaptation, and management. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo,
Fall Forage Assessment - Articles Articles
There is time now to check out your alfalfa stands and predict what conditions the stands will be in next year. More
Forage Facts
Forage Facts - Articles Articles

Forage Facts

Paul Craig

Survival and high production of an alfalfa stand begins with an understanding of root reserves. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University,
Alfalfa Frost Heaving: Assessing the Damage - Articles Articles
March is the time to scout for alfalfa frost heaving so that preparations can be made if the stand will need to be rotated out in spring. More
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