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Timothy hay field infected with Cereal Rust Mites; notice the curled leaves. Photo Credit: Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State Extension.
Time to Scout for Cereal Rust Mites in Timothy - News News
Cereal rust mites are a small but destructive pest that could be robbing yield and quality from your timothy hay fields. More
Pennsylvania group visit to the SLC group, one of the largest agricultural groups in Brazil. Photo Credit: Del Voight
Penn State Extension Brazil Ag Tour - News News
Follow Penn State Extension Brazil International Workshop and Ag Tour through their daily blog posts. More
Looking Back at Xtend Soybean and Changes for 2018
Looking Back at Xtend Soybean and Changes for 2018 - News News
Dicamba use in Xtend soybean will require special applicator training and additional use restrictions for 2018. More
Photo credit: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
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: 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
Scouting pastures to identify forage species using a Pasture Evaluation Disc.
Pasture Management for Fall - News News

Pasture Management for Fall

09/13/2017

Be careful not to hurt your pasture stand this fall. Read about tips for successful fall pasture management. More
Palmer amaranth infestation in soybeans Photo credit: Bill Curran
Invasive Pigweeds Rising Above Soybean Canopies - News News
Now is the time to scout for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp and remove or destroy it to prevent seed production and spread. More
Test Your Herbicide Mode of Action Knowledge!
Test Your Herbicide Mode of Action Knowledge! - News News
Speaking of herbicides and weed resistance, test your knowledge of herbicide modes of action with the short 9-question quiz found below. More
Soybean showing cupped and crinkled leaves on July 17 at our Rock Springs Agronomy Farm.
Is Herbicide Drift Coming to the Mid-Atlantic? - News News
Concerns for plant growth regulator off-target crop injury are on the rise. What will we experience here in the Mid-Atlantic this summer? 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
Corn No-tilled into Bedded Pack Manure, Photo: Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
I Used Manure; How Much Nitrogen Do I Need for My Corn? - News News
If you use manure, the amount of fertilizer nitrogen you apply at planting affects your pre-sidedress testing options later this spring. More
Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
Reducing Forage Harvest Losses - News News

Reducing Forage Harvest Losses

05/17/2017

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
Time to Mow Cereal Rye for Straw
Time to Mow Cereal Rye for Straw - News News
Above average temperatures this spring has advanced the maturity of the rye as well as other forages. More
Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri)
Noxious Weed Act Introduced to Both the PA House and Senate - News News
A Bill introducing the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act has been introduced to both the House and Senate. 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
Cover crops in Fall. Photo: Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
FSA Cover Crop Guidelines - News News

FSA Cover Crop Guidelines

01/04/2017

Recently the FSA, NRCS, and RMA worked together to develop consistent, simple, and flexible policy for cover crop practices. More