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No-till wheat in corn residue
Small Grain Planting Considerations - Articles Articles

Small Grain Planting Considerations

Delbert G. Voight, Jr

Did wet weather delay your wheat planting? Here are some tips that might assist you with your planting decisions. More
Alfalfa regrowth after the last summer cutting. Image Credit: Hanna Wells.
Potassium Management to Improve Alfalfa Winter Survival - Articles Articles
Proper potassium management in fall can improve winter survival of alfalfa. More
Nitrogen deficiency in corn, characterized by yellowing along the midrib of the lower leaves, starting at the leaf tip and moving towards the stalk. (Image credit: Charlie White)
What is the Potential for Nitrogen Losses from Extreme Summer Rainfall - Articles Articles
The severity of nitrogen losses from extreme summer rainfalls, and how you react to them, depends on many factors. More
Potassium deficiency on this corn crop is exhibited by yellowing and necrosis of the leaf edges in the lower part of the canopy. Image credit: Jeff Graybill
Scouting for Nutrient Deficiencies - Articles Articles
Regular visual inspections, paired with tissue testing, soil sampling, and some help from eyes in the sky, can help diagnose nutrient deficiencies in a growing crop. More
Soybean Double Crop Research trial. Image credit: Del Voight
Considerations for Double Crop Soybean Production - Articles Articles
With both wheat and barley being harvested there are considerations to ensure a profitable double crop soybean crop. Key theme is to plant thick, plant narrow, use longer maturity and manage weeds up front. More
Urea granules treated with a urease inhibitor. Photo credit: Charlie White
Will Your Nitrogen Stabilizer be Effective? - Articles Articles
Nitrogen stabilizer products are valuable management tools to prevent losses of N fertilizer and increase N use efficiency by the crop. Knowing how these products work will you help you maximize their effectiveness. More
Soybean Good Inoculation Practices (GIP)
Soybean Good Inoculation Practices (GIP) - Articles Articles
Soybean inoculation is critical to optimum yields More
Photo credit: Patrick Drohan
Soil pH Affects Forage Production - Articles Articles

Soil pH Affects Forage Production

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Charles White

Soil pH can be one of the greatest determinates of forage productivity and stand life. More
A field must have greater than 25% crop residue cover or a cover crop to be eligible for winter manure spreading, along with other restrictions. Photo credit: Charlie White
The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Manure Spreading - Articles Articles
If winter manure spreading is absolutely unavoidable, follow these requirements to do it legally. More
Can I Apply Potash in Winter?
Can I Apply Potash in Winter? - Articles Articles

Can I Apply Potash in Winter?

Charles White, Nicole Santangelo

Ensuring properly timed potassium applications where they are needed when conditions permit. More
Figure 5. Alternating row configuration is one strategy to manage competition between species in a mixture. Here forage radish alternates with Austrian winter pea.
Making the Most of Mixtures: Considerations for Winter Cover Crops - Articles Articles
This article discusses tailoring a cover crop mixture, building a complementary mix, determining which species to use, methods to establish mixtures, and considerations when terminating mixtures. More
Figure 1 Penn State SEAREC- 2014 Corn Response to Fungicide Applications- D.G. Voight and A. Collins.
When to Consider Foliar Fungicide Applications on Corn - Articles Articles
Under certain conditions, applying a fungicide to corn may provide an economic return. A look at few key criteria will help in determining whether to apply fungicides or wait things out. More
Managing Soil Health: Concepts and Practices
Managing Soil Health: Concepts and Practices - Articles Articles

Managing Soil Health: Concepts and Practices

Charles White, Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D.

Information for farmers and gardeners who want to understand the physical, chemical, and biological components of healthy soil and how to manage them. More
pH and Water Modifications to Improve Pesticide Performance
pH and Water Modifications to Improve Pesticide Performance - Articles Articles
The water carrier of pesticides may influence the overall effectiveness of the pesticide used for control. Knowing some basics of water can be useful in protecting yields in crops. More
Rye Hairy Vetch. Photo: Elsa Sanchez
Growing Cover Crops for Nitrogen on Vegetable Farms - Articles Articles

Growing Cover Crops for Nitrogen on Vegetable Farms

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Charles White

There are a lot of good reasons for using covers crops on vegetable farms including recycling or adding nitrogen to the soil. More
Sulfur Management in Field Crops--an Agronomist's Persepective
Sulfur Management in Field Crops--an Agronomist's Persepective - Articles Articles
Sulfur has become more recently discussed in fertility plans in crops. There is a question as to how much should be applied and when. This article discusses this from an Agronomist's perspective. More
Potassium for Crop Production Potassium for Crop Production - Articles

Potassium for Crop Production

Delbert G. Voight, Jr

Ways to insure optimum Potassuim fertilization on your farm. More
Delayed Soybean Planting Considerations
Delayed Soybean Planting Considerations - Articles Articles
Persistent weather challenges, and delayed small grain maturity for some double-crop growers, have some producers looking at strategies to get a better result from less than ideal conditions. More
Planting Considerations and Population Assessment
Planting Considerations and Population Assessment - Articles Articles
Achieving consistently high yields in corn and soybean production requires uniform crop emergence and plant spacing. More
Field of diverse crops in rotation
Introduction to Organic Farming: A Growing Opportunity for Pennsylvania Farmers - Articles Articles
This article provides basic information about organic farming, including getting started, considering your product/market, and deciding whether to be certified. More