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Figure 1. No-till soybean in cereal rye mulch
Soil Building Practices in Organic Annual Grain Systems - Articles Articles

Soil Building Practices in Organic Annual Grain Systems

Barbara Baraibar Padro, John Wallace, Ph.D., Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., Ron Hoover, Rebecca Champagne, William Curran

Strategies within cover crop-based, rotational no-till systems to build soil quality and reduce tillage frequency and intensity. More
Figure 1. Hairy vetch-triticale cover crop being rolled
Terminating Cover Crops With a Roller Crimper in Organic Grain Rotations - Articles Articles

Terminating Cover Crops With a Roller Crimper in Organic Grain Rotations

Barbara Baraibar Padro, John Wallace, Ph.D., Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., Ron Hoover, Clair Keene, William Curran

Optimizing timing of hairy vetch and cereal rye rolling can prevent incomplete cover crop termination. More
Using Flowering Cover Crops for Native Pollinating Bee Conservation
Using Flowering Cover Crops for Native Pollinating Bee Conservation - Articles Articles
Conservation strategies that can be employed across your farm or in your garden to help maintain healthy native bee populations. More
Cereal rye (Secale cereale)
Herbicide Resistant Weeds in No-till Soybean- integrating cover crops - Articles Articles

Herbicide Resistant Weeds in No-till Soybean- integrating cover crops

William S. Curran, Ph.D., John Wallace, Jess Bunchek

Recent research being conducted at Penn State is showing cover crops beneficial for suppression of problematic winter annual weeds. 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
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
Herbicides Persistence and Rotation to Cover Crops Herbicides Persistence and Rotation to Cover Crops - Articles

Herbicides Persistence and Rotation to Cover Crops

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

The question about whether corn or soybean herbicide programs will pose a problem for establishing fall cover crops has become a common. More
Harlequin Bug Russ Ottens University of Georgia
Harlequin Bugs – A Growing Problem in Pennsylvania? - Articles Articles
The harlequin bug is an important insect pest of cabbage and related crops in the southern half of the United States. Recently it has been reported more frequently in southeastern Pennsylvania. More
Vicon spinner precision seeder.
Innovative Ways to Plant Fall Cover Crops - Articles Articles
Cover crops offer multiple benefits from soil conservation to weed suppression. To reap benefits, the ideal planting time is mid-August to mid-September. More
Heat Treatments to Control Soil-Borne Pests
Heat Treatments to Control Soil-Borne Pests - Articles Articles
The objective of heat treatment of soil is to reduce the numbers of weeds, insects, and disease-causing organisms in the soil. More
Spring Canola in Pennsylvania: Production and Agronomic Recommendations
Spring Canola in Pennsylvania: Production and Agronomic Recommendations - Articles Articles
Canola’s origins date back to an oilseed crop called rapeseed, which was grown in the thirteenth century. More
Winter Canola in Pennsylvania: Production and Agronomic Recommendations
Winter Canola in Pennsylvania: Production and Agronomic Recommendations - Articles Articles
Canola’s origin dates back to an oilseed crop grown in the 13th century called rapeseed. More
Red clover can be used as a cover crop to suppress weeds
Suppressing Weeds Using Cover Crops in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
This article discusses which cover crops are most suitable, and how should they be managed to enhance weed suppression. More
Cover Crops for Conservation Tillage Systems
Cover Crops for Conservation Tillage Systems - Articles Articles

Cover Crops for Conservation Tillage Systems

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

Cover crops can cover the soil to protect against soil erosion; improve the soil by adding organic matter, nutrients, and stability; and scavenge leftover nutrients. More