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Figure 1: Western bean cutworm caterpillar, showing the distinctive longitudinal lines in its collar (or pronotum) behind its head. (Image Credit: Eric Bohnenblust, Penn State)
Caterpillars in Corn: Earworm, Western Bean Cutworm or Corn Borer? - Articles Articles
The end of the summer is a good time to scout for caterpillar damage in corn. What is present will tell you if you have pests that need to be managed next year. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Growing Corn and Corn Silage on a Budget
Growing Corn and Corn Silage on a Budget - Articles Articles
Whether you grow corn for grain or silage, learn about some management factors you can control. More
Considerations in Managing Cutting Height of Corn Silage
Considerations in Managing Cutting Height of Corn Silage - Articles Articles
Cutting corn silage higher can increase silage quality because the lower part of the crop is poorly digestible, but this can also reduce yield. More
Is Shredlage a Good Idea? Is Shredlage a Good Idea? - Articles

Is Shredlage a Good Idea?

Jud Heinrichs

Shredlage has been a hot topic in recent years, but studies have demonstrated it has the same overall dry matter and fiber digestibility as conventional silage. More
Mold and Mycotoxin Problems in Livestock Feeding
Mold and Mycotoxin Problems in Livestock Feeding - Articles Articles
This article explores effects of mycotoxins on animals, testing feeds for toxins, dealing with contaminated feeds, and limiting mycotoxin production. More
Troubleshooting Silage Problems
Troubleshooting Silage Problems - Articles Articles

Troubleshooting Silage Problems

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Jud Heinrichs

Practical information for evaluating silage quality and feeding management to determine its potential role in production or health problems on the dairy farm. More
Triticale cover crop.
Herbicide Considerations for Cover and Forage Crops - Articles Articles
Learn about carryover concerns for seeding cover crops after in-season corn and soybean herbicide applications. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Corn Silage Dry Down Report – Options for Dry Corn - Articles Articles
Possible options for corn that is too dry to chop for silage. More
Corn Herbicide Application Timings
Corn Herbicide Application Timings - Articles Articles

Corn Herbicide Application Timings

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

Knowing the terminology is Important in corn herbicide application timings. More
Managing Silage Effluent
Managing Silage Effluent - Articles Articles
No matter our best efforts to harvest at the correct moisture and in a timely fashion, effluent happens. 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
Late Season Stalk Nitrate Test for Corn
Late Season Stalk Nitrate Test for Corn - Articles Articles
Here you will find an explanation and demonstration of some important considerations when collecting and preparing stalk samples for nitrate analysis. 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
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