Butler County Extension is pleased to announce that they will be holding a Crops Conference at The Atrium in Prospect, PA on February 26, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
July started out dry and hot but transitioned quickly, with almost no warning, to very wet and hot.
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.
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production.
Cloudy weather, rainstorms, and variable temperatures across the state have slowed some crops and created very favorable conditions for disease development.
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.
For the past few years, there have been numerous Penn State Extension articles on the emerging spotted lanternfly (SLF) issue.
Dicamba use in Xtend soybean will require special applicator training and additional use restrictions for 2018.
Welcome Justin Brackenrich to Butler County. Justin is serving as the new Agronomy Educator with PSU Extension helping provide coverage to Western Pennsylvania.
Control of weeds after silage harvest is possible but it depends on the weed species, timing, and condition after harvest.
As we move into corn silage harvest season, and with full season soybeans soon dropping their leaves, producers may notice some problem weed situations.