News

30 Results

List Grid

Unharvested corn that has been caught in the most recent snow in Mercer County. Photo by Claire Coombs.
Dealing with the Weather and Unharvested Crops - News News
The weather has gone from warm and rainy to cold and snowy across much of the state. With approximately 18% of corn and 23% of beans still in the field, how big of a concern is this? More
Looking Back at Xtend Soybean and Changes for 2018
Looking Back at Xtend Soybean and Changes for 2018 - News News
Dicamba use in Xtend soybean will require special applicator training and additional use restrictions for 2018. More
Justin Brackenrich, PSU
New Agronomy Educator Begins Work in Butler County - News News
Welcome Justin Brackenrich to Butler County. Justin is serving as the new Agronomy Educator with PSU Extension helping provide coverage to Western Pennsylvania. More
Photo credit: Bill Curran
Annual Weed Control in Winter Cereals - News News
Scout your wheat and barley fields this fall to assess the need for an herbicide application. More
Photo caption: Canadian thistle in a grass hay stand 3 weeks after cutting. This a good stage of growth to spray with a herbicide in the fall.
Fall Management of Grass Hay Fields and Pastures - News News
Help your forage plants prepare for winter survival and spring regrowth. Weed control, soil fertility and liming are a few key factors to consider this fall. More
Rye cover crop in early November. Photo credit: W.S. Curran.
Soybean Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops - News News
Consider the soybean herbicide program you used in 2017 before you plant a fall cover crop. Most small grains are fine but legumes and radish can be problematic. More
Photo credit: Rachel Milliron
Weed Control after Silage Harvest or in Fallow Settings - News News
Control of weeds after silage harvest is possible but it depends on the weed species, timing, and condition after harvest. More
Italian ryegrass infestation in winter wheat. Photo compliments of Virginia Tech.
Soil residual herbicides for small grains. - News News
As you prepare to sow winter barley and/or wheat, several residual herbicides maybe be helpful for control of problematic annual grasses or broadleaves. More
Beautiful oat cover crop in late fall. Photo credit W.S. Curran.
Corn Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops - News News
Consider the corn herbicide program you used in 2017 before you plant a fall cover crop. Most small grains are fine, but legumes and radish can be problematic. More
Seedling horseweed/maretail which often requires more than just glyphosate. Photo credit D. Lingenfelter.
Including 2,4-D in the burndown - News News

Including 2,4-D in the burndown

09/06/2017

Can you include 2,4-D in your burndown program this fall? Know the label guidelines before you make that application. More
Perennial Weed Control in Grass Hay and Pasture
Perennial Weed Control in Grass Hay and Pasture - News News
Dr. Bill Curran answers questions pertaining to perennial weed control strategies, timing, and products for grass pastures and hay fields. More
Burcucumber (Sicyos angulatus)
Managing Burcucumber and Late Season Weeds in Corn and Soybeans - News News
As we move into corn silage harvest season, and with full season soybeans soon dropping their leaves, producers may notice some problem weed situations. More
Palmer amaranth infestation in soybeans Photo credit: Bill Curran
Invasive Pigweeds Rising Above Soybean Canopies - News News
Now is the time to scout for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp and remove or destroy it to prevent seed production and spread. More
Test Your Herbicide Mode of Action Knowledge!
Test Your Herbicide Mode of Action Knowledge! - News News
Speaking of herbicides and weed resistance, test your knowledge of herbicide modes of action with the short 9-question quiz found below. More
Soybean showing cupped and crinkled leaves on July 17 at our Rock Springs Agronomy Farm.
Is Herbicide Drift Coming to the Mid-Atlantic? - News News
Concerns for plant growth regulator off-target crop injury are on the rise. What will we experience here in the Mid-Atlantic this summer? More
Midseason Weed Control Issues Midseason Weed Control Issues - News

Midseason Weed Control Issues

06/21/2017

As we proceed through the growing season, there are a few issues surrounding weed control and herbicide use. Below are some items to consider. More
Weed Control Odds and Ends for Hay and Pasture Weeds
Weed Control Odds and Ends for Hay and Pasture Weeds - News News
Some helpful tips for weed management in forages are presented in a simple/straight-forward fashion for your convenience. More
Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Control of Roundup Ready Corn: Replanting or Volunteers - News News
Certain herbicides can be used to control traited volunteer corn varieties. Some suggestions are discussed below. More
Soybean field
Is Small Grain Herbicide Carryover a Concern? - News News
Most small grain herbicides used in our region do not limit double cropping soybean. However, other crops such as alfalfa may be restricted. More
Health Benefits of Tomatoes
Health Benefits of Tomatoes - News News

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

05/22/2017

Tomatoes provide unique health benefits. They are full of essential vitamins and fiber. Low in calories, they do not have any fat in them, yet they are full of antioxidants. More
Image 1. Horseweed seedlings. Image by Heather Karsten taken at the Penn State Agronomy Research Farm, Centre County PA on 5/8/17.
Cool Wet Weather is Perfect for Horseweed/Marestail Germination - News News
Get out and scout those fields now before soybean planting begins. More
Horseweed
Manage Horseweed/Marestail Before You Plant Soybeans - News News
Be sure you are scouting for marestail before you plant your no-till soybeans and using effective herbicides with both burndown and residual control. More
Which Dicamba Products can be Sprayed Burndown in Xtend Soybeans?
Which Dicamba Products can be Sprayed Burndown in Xtend Soybeans? - News News
Not all dicamba-containing products can be applied in a burndown application prior to planting Xtend soybeans. More
Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri)
Noxious Weed Act Introduced to Both the PA House and Senate - News News
A Bill introducing the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act has been introduced to both the House and Senate. More
Continuously grazed pasture allows for selective grazing, reducing desirable forage competitiveness against weeds and leading to weed encroachment and spread.
Spring Weed Control in Grass Hay and Pasture - News News
Scout your grass forage fields now and treat winter annuals and biennials with a foliar-applied herbicide when they are susceptible. Prowl H2O can now be used for summer annual grass and broadleaf weed control. More
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2