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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
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
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
Forage Quality Testing: Why, How, and Where
Forage Quality Testing: Why, How, and Where - Articles Articles

Forage Quality Testing: Why, How, and Where

Marvin Hall, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler

For nearly four decades, scientists have been refining the ability to test forages for quality. More
Pasture and Hay for Horses
Pasture and Hay for Horses - Articles Articles

Pasture and Hay for Horses

Marvin Hall, Ph.D., Pat M. Comerford

To minimize feed costs, it is important to keep horses healthy and feed them a balanced ration that meets their nutritional needs. 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
Forage Quality and Testing
Forage Quality and Testing - Articles Articles
Learn more about the importance of testing for forage quality. More
Wind Damage Management in Corn
Wind Damage Management in Corn - Articles Articles

Wind Damage Management in Corn

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Damage seems to be a function of the exposure, planting date, corn borer injury, stalk rot and genetics and often varies dramatically from one field to the next. More
Whats Eating my Corn?
Whats Eating my Corn? - Articles Articles

Whats Eating my Corn?

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

When we visited the plot in mid May to evaluate emergence, we noticed that in the very first plot a large patch had been destroyed by a bird or animal. More
The Mysterious Swath
The Mysterious Swath - Articles Articles
On one end of this field a 100 foot wide swath across the field showed a much reduced stand. More
Stunted Corn due to Low Soil pH
Stunted Corn due to Low Soil pH - Articles Articles
During late June, severely stunted, yellow areas were noticed in this cornfield in Centre County. More
Recovery of Frosted Corn
Recovery of Frosted Corn - Articles Articles

Recovery of Frosted Corn

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

The corn was uniformly frosted to the ground. All above ground green tissue was water soaked and limp. More
Corn Harvesting Equipment for Wind Damaged Corn
Corn Harvesting Equipment for Wind Damaged Corn - Articles Articles
A few companies that sell equipment for picking up lodged corn. More
Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills
Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills - Articles Articles

Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Ron Hoover

The seed delivery system in drills is not as precise as that used in planters because they use flutes or sponges to meter seed instead of seed singulation. More
Invasive Pigweeds: Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp
Invasive Pigweeds: Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp - Articles Articles

Invasive Pigweeds: Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp

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

Palmer amaranth is a species of pigweed that was recently introduced into PA and has been positively identified on more than 30 sites across the state. More
How To Best Use This Report When Planning Your Seed Corn Purchases
How To Best Use This Report When Planning Your Seed Corn Purchases - Articles Articles
The PA Commerical grain and silage hybrid corn tests report provides information for independent and unbiased evaluation of commercial corn hybrids available in Pennsylvania. More
Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Managing Western Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt on the Fringe - Articles Articles
Farms with continuous corn production, and specifically fields planted to the same Bt year after year, are at most risk for developing resistant rootworm populations. More
Phil Sloderbeck, Kansas State University, Bugwood.org
Fall Armyworm as a Pest of Field Corn - Articles Articles
Fall armyworm larvae can be difficult to control due to the timing of infestation in Pennsylvania. Insecticide control options should be attempted only in extreme situations. More
Jan Samanek, Phytosanitary Administration, Bugwood.org
European Corn Borer in Field Corn - Articles Articles
Monitoring European Corn Borer populations is essential for effective control. More
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug as a Pest of Corn and Soybeans
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug as a Pest of Corn and Soybeans - Articles Articles
Brown marmorated stink bugs tend to be problematic because they prefer to feed upon reproductive tissues, those tissues that will be harvested. More
Armyworm as a Pest of Field Corn
Armyworm as a Pest of Field Corn - Articles Articles
With the increase of reduced-tillage culture and planting corn into sod and small grain cover crops (particularly rye), armyworm damage to corn has sharply increased during the past decade. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Corn Silage Dry Down – Harvesting at the Incorrect Moisture - Articles Articles
Corn silage dry down is hastening across the state, causing the need for farmers to monitor moisture levels for optimum dry matter and forage quality. More
R.L. Croissant, Bugwood.org
Corn Silage Dry Down – Dry Weather Hastens Moisture Loss - Articles Articles
With the dry weather, a close eye should be kept on corn silage moisture and maturity so the proper harvest time can be achieved to produce quality silage. More
Potential of Narrow Row Corn Production in Pennsylvania
Potential of Narrow Row Corn Production in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Producers and researchers are considering the potential of narrower rows such as 15 to 22 inches for corn production in Pennsylvania. More
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