While corn harvest is on track, statewide, soybeans have been slow to come off. Corn and soybean yields are meeting expectation despite challenging conditions this fall.
Good, but not record-breaking yields may be expected for many farms across the state.
Crops have been lagging in maturity. Warm weather in the forecast should help speed up maturity. Some double crop beans may be at risk of not becoming mature.
As we move into corn silage harvest season, and with full season soybeans soon dropping their leaves, producers may notice some problem weed situations.
Corn Aphids have become a recent problem on some farms in Pennsylvania and are the result of imbalances of natural predators.
Planting green is a practice where cover crop termination is delayed until cash crop planting in order to extend soil health benefits longer into the season.
As we proceed through the growing season, there are a few issues surrounding weed control and herbicide use. Below are some items to consider.
With all of the rainfall that we have been seeing, here’s how you can ensure that your corn crop has enough nitrogen for the season.
Certain herbicides can be used to control traited volunteer corn varieties. Some suggestions are discussed below.
If you use manure, the amount of fertilizer nitrogen you apply at planting affects your pre-sidedress testing options later this spring.
Poor planter performance is one of the major reasons for yield reduction in no-till. Take a few minutes to review this checklist to ensure optimum planter performance.
When planning corn proper seed placement is necessary to ensure timely and consistent germination and to help set the maximum yield potential for your stands.