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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
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
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
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
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
Figure 1. Different stalk rots of corn are known to occur in Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Ayllssa Collins
Scouting for Stalk Rots in Corn - News News

Scouting for Stalk Rots in Corn

09/27/2017

An increase in stalk rots is possible as we move into harvest season. Learn the characteristics of five common stalk rots. 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
Identifying Late Season Foliar Diseases in Forage Grasses
Identifying Late Season Foliar Diseases in Forage Grasses - News News
Cool, wet weather and foliar diseases. More
Figure 1. Sudden Dealth Syndrome of Soybean
Fields with Patches that Looked “Burned”: Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybean - News News
Sudden death syndrome is a fungal disease caused by Fusarium virguliforme, and can easily be mistaken for several different soybean diseases if care is not taken to identify the different symptoms. More
Extension Plant Pathologist Joins Penn State
Extension Plant Pathologist Joins Penn State - News News
Paul Esker, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist brings his expertise in field crop diseases in support of county educators and local producers across Pennsylvania. More
Figure 1. White mold in soybean. Photo credit: Paul Esker
What to Do if I Have White Mold in Soybean? - News News
White Mold like many soybean diseases is favored by wet weather and excess soil moisture. 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
Combating Rill Erosion in No-Till and Tilled Fields Combating Rill Erosion in No-Till and Tilled Fields - News
Heavy rainfall can cause severe soil erosion in fields. There are a few practices that you can use to reduce rill erosion. More
Grassed Waterway Maintenance Grassed Waterway Maintenance - News

Grassed Waterway Maintenance

04/12/2017

Grassed Waterways are not maintenance free. Don’t let a bund prevent your waterway from performing its job. More
Planting Corn for Stockpiling
Planting Corn for Stockpiling - News News

Planting Corn for Stockpiling

04/12/2017

Corn can be left in the field in the winter to meet winter grazing needs of livestock. More
Soil Compaction Threat from Grazing Animals on Steep Slopes Soil Compaction Threat from Grazing Animals on Steep Slopes - News
When grazing on steep slopes care has to be taken to manage the grazing animals to avoid soil degradation. More
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