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2018 Soybean Variety Trials
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2018 Soybean Variety Trials

Mark Antle, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Soybean tests are conducted annually to provide information regarding the performance of soybeans grown in Pennsylvania. More
2018 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report
2018 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report - Articles Articles
This report provides independent and unbiased information for the evaluation of commercial corn grain and silage hybrids available in Pennsylvania. More
A kernel on this ear has already sprouted as a result of wet conditions this growing season. Image Credit: Greg Roth
Sprouting in the Ear - News News

Sprouting in the Ear

09/12/2018

Excessive rainfall during grain fill can sometimes result in preharvest sprouting in corn. If wet conditions continue, it would be good to assess this issue and take steps to minimize the impact. More
Visiting a field in Somerset County are (left to right) Brian Ishman, Local Seed Company; Ed Kreider, GROWMARK FS; and Albert McIntier, Bedford Farm Bureau Co-op. Image Credit: Zach Larson
Pennsylvania Crop Tour Assesses 2018 Growing Conditions - News News
Good, but not record-breaking yields may be expected for many farms across the state. More
2018 Wheat Planting Considerations
2018 Wheat Planting Considerations - News News
Much of our wheat yield potential is a function of decisions that are made in the fall. Take time now to make plans for a successful wheat planting season this year. More
Harvesting wheat trials in Pennsylvania. Image credit: Greg Roth
Winter Wheat and Barley Trials Posted - News News
Winter wheat and barley variety trials have been posted. Wheat yields were good, feed barley yields were variable and some of new malting barley lines continue to yield well. More
2018 Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials
2018 Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials - Articles Articles

2018 Barley and Winter Wheat Performance Trials

Mark Antle, Courtney Anchor, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Reports for winter barley and wheat performance trials conducted at Penn State in 2018. We will continue to update this site as more data becomes available on grain quality and other traits. More
Photo Credit: Alyssa A. Collins
Industrial Hemp Production - Articles Articles

Industrial Hemp Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Heather E. Manzo

This publication focuses on growing industrial hemp for either seed or fiber on an agronomic crop farm with a typical complement of tillage, planting, and harvest equipment. More
Understanding how many growing degree days are typical for your area can help in selecting the right corn hybrids and can help track how long it will take plants to emerge. Photo credit: Greg Roth
Track Growing Degree Days with This New Online Tool - News News
A website is now available to track growing degree days (GDDs) for farmers in the northeast. It allows you to estimate GDDs from planting for your zip code and to compare to 15 or 30 year means. More
Photo Credit: Greg Roth, Penn State Extension.
Strategies for Planting Corn and Soybean Varieties - Articles Articles
Having a good plan for planting corn and soybean varieties can improve yields, minimize potential weather risks, and help to facilitate earlier planting of cover crops and small grains. More
Winter Barley Trials Photo: Greg Roth
Spring Malting Barley Trials Posted Online - News News
Results of a spring barley evaluation effort between North Dakota State University, Penn State and other universities in the northeast for the past two years have been posted online. More
Hemp Plots at Rock Springs Photo: Greg Roth, Penn State
Industrial Hemp Trial Report - Articles Articles

Industrial Hemp Trial Report

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

In 2017, we conducted several trials to assess the potential of Industrial Hemp and several management variables as it affected seed production. More
2017 Soybean Variety Trials
2017 Soybean Variety Trials - Articles Articles

2017 Soybean Variety Trials

Mark Antle, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Soybean tests are conducted annually to provide information regarding the performance of soybeans grown in Pennsylvania. More
Penn State’s Corn Silage and Grain Hybrid Tests for 2017
Penn State’s Corn Silage and Grain Hybrid Tests for 2017 - News News
Penn State’s Corn Agronomy program publishes corn silage and grain hybrid test results each year. More
2017 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report
2017 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report - Articles Articles
This report provides independent and unbiased information for the evaluation of commercial corn grain and silage hybrids available in Pennsylvania. More
Photo credit: Greg Roth
Corn Drydown Issues - News News

Corn Drydown Issues

10/11/2017

With slow drydown in areas, it may be beneficial to identify fields that are good candidates for early harvest based on crop conditions and grain moisture. More
Cover Crop Interseeder and Applicator
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Cover Crop Interseeder and Applicator

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

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This system was designed to help establish cover crops in areas where cover crop establishment is not that feasible because of a late harvest and short season. More
Interseeded clover during midsummer under the corn canopy
Cover Crop Interseeder: Impacts on Corn Yield - Articles Articles

Cover Crop Interseeder: Impacts on Corn Yield

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., William S. Curran, Ph.D.

There is some concern about the impact of the cover crop on the corn. In most cases, though, we have observed that the corn is very competitive with the cover crop. More
Planting corn in an interseeded corn stubble field.
Cover Crop Interseeder: Improving the Success in Corn - Articles Articles

Cover Crop Interseeder: Improving the Success in Corn

William S. Curran, Ph.D., Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Interseeding cover crops in corn is a promising management practice that could improve the adoption of cover crops where they have not been feasible before. More
Photo credit: Greg Roth
September 2017 Crops Maturity Issues in Corn and Soybeans - News News
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. More
Winter barley planting considerations
Winter barley planting considerations - News News
Winter barley planting is coming and there are a few issues to consider. Take time to review fertility, planting date and variety considerations. More
2016 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report
2016 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report - Articles Articles
This report provides independent and unbiased information for the evaluation of commercial corn grain and silage hybrids available in Pennsylvania. More
From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management
From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management - Articles Articles

From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management

Coleen M. Jones, Virginia A. Ishler, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Feeding adequate quantities of high-quality forages is the basis of profitable milk and livestock production. More
2014 Soybean Variety Tests
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2014 Soybean Variety Tests

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Soybean tests are conducted annually to provide information regarding the performance of soybeans grown in Pennsylvania. More
2015 Soybean Variety Tests
2015 Soybean Variety Tests - Articles Articles

2015 Soybean Variety Tests

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Soybean tests are conducted annually to provide information regarding the performance of soybeans grown in Pennsylvania. More
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