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Soil compaction threat during silage harvest is high this year. Image Credit: Mark Madden
Soil Compaction Threat is High - News News

Soil Compaction Threat is High

09/12/2018

After another prolonged period of rainfall, the soils across most of the commonwealth are again saturated. More
Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
High Tunnel Soil Test Report: Organic Matter and Cation Exchange Capacity - News News
Cation Exchange Capacity or CEC is a measure of the ability of a soil to hold cations or elements with positive charges. More
Cover Crop Seed Shortage This Fall
Cover Crop Seed Shortage This Fall - News News
If you are planning to buy cover crop seed, it is important that you do so quickly or there might not be any available. More
Calves grazing in warm season annuals as part of the USDA-NRCS Management Intensive Grazing demonstration at Ag Progress Days (S. Duiker)
Soil Compaction When Grazing in a Wet Summer - News News
Managing soil compaction while grazing can be a challenge in a wet summer like we are experiencing now, but it can be done, as we learned last week at Ag Progress Days. More
Un túnel alto donde el agricultor está utilizando un sistema de tierra para macetas para cultivar cultivos. Foto: Tom Ford, Extensión de Penn State
Informe de Prueba del Suelo del Túnel Alto: Niveles de Sales Solubles - News News
Continuamos nuestra serie donde hemos estado examinando informes de prueba del suelo para los túneles altos. More
Corn earworm counts are rising throughout PA.
Vegetable - Small Fruit Production Issues: August 2, 2018 - News News
July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot. More
A high tunnel where the farmer is using a soilless media system to grow crops. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
High Tunnel Soil Test Report: Soluble Salts Levels - News News
Soluble salts commonly found in soils are calcium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, sulfate, and bicarbonate. Potassium, ammonium, nitrate, and carbonate are also found, but in smaller quantities. More
Japanese beetle on raspberries. Photo: Kathy Demchak, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Production Issues: July 12, 2018 - News News
Downy mildew was confirmed on cucumber in Mifflin County on July 11. Warmer weather throughout the state is helping crops along, but has also been good for insect pests. More
The potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, is a pest that is easy to overlook until the damage - called "hopperburn" - "burns" you. Photo: Penn State College of Agriculture
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: June 28 2018 - News News
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production. More
Photo: Tom Ford, Extensión de Penn State
Informe de Prueba del Suelo del Túnel Alto: pH del Suelo - News News
pH del suelo en una encuesta de 27 túneles altos en Pennsylvania More
Photo: Tom Ford, Extensión de Penn State
Informe de prueba del suelo del túnel alto: Niveles de nutrientes del suelo - News News
Niveles de fósforo, potasio, magnesio y calcio en una encuesta de 27 túneles altos en Pennsylvania. More
High tunnel tomatoes. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
High Tunnel Soil Test Report: Soil Nutrient Levels - News News
Phosphorus (P), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), and calcium (Ca) levels in a survey of 27 high tunnels across Pennsylvania. More
Black rot on cabbage, caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Note characteristic “V” shaped lesions starting at leaf margin. Photo: Lee Stivers, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: Mid-June 2018 - News News
Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development. More
Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
High Tunnel Soil Test Report: Soil pH - News News
Soil pH in a Survey of 27 High Tunnels in Pennsylvania More
Pepper transplants. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
Vegetable - Small Fruit Current Issues: May 18, 2018 - News News
It’s no secret that this spring has been cold and wet across Pennsylvania. On many farms, planting has been delayed as much as three weeks, and many crops already in the ground are developing more slowly than usual. More
High tunnel tomatoes. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
High Tunnel Study: Growers Unaware of Water Quality Issues - News News
An ongoing project funded by the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers' Association looks at cropping and nutrient management issues in high tunnels. More
Bison painting in the Cave of Altimira, photo from Pixabay
Paleo Diet: Back to the Stone Age? - News News
What is the paleo diet? Are there science-based health benefits to following a modern day version of our hunter-gather ancestors' diet? More
Photo credit: Kelly Patches
Cover Crop Species to Plant Mid-September - News News
Cover crops are an important component of any cropping system. Selecting the right species for the time of year is a first step to success. More
An example of a quad plate demonstrating growth from a quarter sample of a cow with a high SCC. (photo by Ginger Fenton, 2015)
Using On-farm Culturing for More Than Mastitis - News News
New ways to incorporate on-farm culturing in herd health routines. More
Heavy Storms and Soil Management
Heavy Storms and Soil Management - News News
Heavy downpours can come at any time of the year, although most common in the summer. The rain is a blessing but can be a curse too. More
Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State Univrsity
Drought Happens - Are You Ready? - News News
Drought is a regular occurrence somewhere in the United States, even here in Pennsylvania. More
Pitless Adaptor. Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State University
Drilling a New or Replacement Well - News News
Anyone installing a new well—or replacing an inadequate old system needs to plan carefully to ensure an adequate supply of good-quality water. More
Watch for Soil Compaction Threat
Watch for Soil Compaction Threat - News News
Soil compaction threat increased in much of the state after significant rainfall over the past days. Avoiding compaction has been shown to be much more cost effective than repairing it. More
Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State University
Private Water System Education Workshop Held in York County - News News
One third of York County households are served by private water and septic. Home Water and Septic System Workshops help homeowners maintain these systems. More
Planter Performance in No-till Planter Performance in No-till - News

Planter Performance in No-till

04/26/2017

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. More
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