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Free ASA Webinar Series: Managing Scab in Wheat - News News
Fusarium head blight (i.e., scab) is one of the most destructive diseases that can affect wheat and barley grown in the U.S. Join American Society of Agronomy for a free webinar in February. More
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Crops Conferences Kick-off in Lancaster, Lehigh - News News
Minnesota Grain Marketing educator Ed Usset to highlight the Penn State Crops Conferences in Lancaster and Lehigh Counties. More
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Managing the Damage: Understanding Soybean Harvest Quality - News News
As the harvest begins, you may be surprised by the amount of discolored and moldy beans you see. Find out why, and what you can do about it. More
Symptoms of white mold as seen in 2018 in a field in Centre County. Image credit: P. Esker
Scouting for White Mold in Soybean - News News
White mold has been found in several soybean production fields in central and northern Pennsylvania. How can we assess the potential impact? More
A maturing soybean stem affected by white mold. Image credit: A. Collins
Be on the Lookout for White Mold - News News
Current weather conditions make it a priority to focus on key diseases in soybean. More
Recent storms could bring diseases such as southern corn rust to PA. Alyssa Collins photo.
A Soggy Situation for Plant Disease - News News
How are our current wet weather patterns going to affect crop health? More
White mold can greatly impact soybean yield in Pennsylvania when conditions are favorable for disease development. Credit: Alyssa Collins.
White Mold Considerations in 2018 - News News
White mold has negatively affected soybean production in Pennsylvania in most years since 1996, will 2018 be any different? More
Bags of seed corn. Photo credit: Dwane Miller.
Should I Pull the Trigger and Switch Corn Hybrid Maturities? - News News
Corn planting is lagging behind, but favorable weather should allow for planting to continue. Should you stick to your original hybrids, or switch out to shorter season corn? More
Figure 2. Fusarium head blight on barley. Image credit. A. Collins
Fusarium Head Blight Update for the Week of May 14, 2018 - News News
Know your growth stage and risk in relation to fungicide application for Fusarium head blight of small grains. More
When to Pull the Trigger on Wheat Fungicide
When to Pull the Trigger on Wheat Fungicide - News News
How do you make the decision to spray when you face both foliar and head diseases? More
Large hay reserves in barn. Photo credit: Dwane Miller.
Are You Selling Hay Instead of Marketing Hay? - News News
In order to obtain a higher price for your hay, you may need to think “marketing” instead of “selling”. More
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Barley Yellow Dwarf Prevention Happens Now - News News
Our most important viral disease of small grains, Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus, should be on your mind as you choose your planting date this season. More
Plan Now for a Healthy Small Grain Crop
Plan Now for a Healthy Small Grain Crop - News News
The choices you make now have everything to do with your crop quality at harvest. Here’s what to consider. More
Figure 1. Gray Leaf Spot Photo credit: Alyssa Collins
Diseases to Look For In Corn - News News

Diseases to Look For In Corn

08/09/2017

Current weather conditions are favorable for the development of corn leaf diseases, both old and new. More
Grey leaf spot in lower corn canopy
Let's Talk Diseases in Corn and Beans - News News
When crop canopies close and humidity levels rise, you can bet the fungi that cause diseases are getting happy. Scout to make good fungicide decisions for your fields. More
Figure 1. Infected wheat heads.
Small Grain Disease Update - News News

Small Grain Disease Update

06/14/2017

It’s time to see how your disease management approach worked in your wheat and barley. If you had disease, here’s what to do about it. More
Take Time to Calibrate Your Grain Drill
Take Time to Calibrate Your Grain Drill - News News
Do you really know your seeding rate? Before you hit the field to plant soybeans, make sure your drill is calibrated. More
Speed Up Hay Drying Time with Properly Adjusted Conditioning Rolls
Speed Up Hay Drying Time with Properly Adjusted Conditioning Rolls - News News
Before you get to the field to cut hay, learn how to properly adjust your conditioning rolls for optimum performance. More
My Pesticide Applicator’s License Expired. Now What? My Pesticide Applicator’s License Expired. Now What? - News
Are you a private pesticide applicator who’s license expired on March 31st without the needed credits? Don’t give up, there’s still hope! More
How to Look Up Your Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits How to Look Up Your Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits - News
Is your pesticide license due to expire? Are you wondering how many points you need before March 31st? Are you scrambling to look for upcoming meetings? Here’s a simple way to check. More