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Hemp Field Day at the Penn State Southeast Research and Extension Center. August 7, 2018 (Penn State: Alyssa Collins)
Interested in Growing Hemp in Pennsylvania in 2019? - News News
The recent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill has made the cultivation of Hemp in Pennsylvania and across the country legal once again. Here you will find what interested farmers and investors need to know before they jump in with both feet! More
Funding is Available to Develop Soil Conservation and Nutrient Management Plans
Funding is Available to Develop Soil Conservation and Nutrient Management Plans - News News
Funding is now available to farmers to have soil conservation and nutrient management plans written. More
Cover Crops: Key to Healthy Soils
Cover Crops: Key to Healthy Soils - Videos Videos

Cover Crops: Key to Healthy Soils

Jeffrey S Graybill

5:53

Cover crops are an essential component of a sustainable farming system. Learn how farmers are using them to protect and build up the soil. More
No-till Tobacco Planting, Photo credit: Jeff Graybill
No-till Innovations in Tobacco - Articles Articles

No-till Innovations in Tobacco

Jeffrey S Graybill

New No-Till equipment helps Tobacco farmers reduce soil erosion. More
Summer is a Critical Time to Watch for Poisonous Plants in Pastures
Summer is a Critical Time to Watch for Poisonous Plants in Pastures - Articles Articles
Horses, cattle, sheep, and goats will generally avoid poisonous plants. More
Progression of Corn Kernal Milkline at 1/3
Late Season Corn Stalk Nitrate Test - News News
If your corn is at ¼ milk-line stage it isn’t too early to take samples for this test. More
Using the Late Season Cornstalk Nitrate Test
Using the Late Season Cornstalk Nitrate Test - Videos Videos

Using the Late Season Cornstalk Nitrate Test

Jeffrey S Graybill

7:45

Several tests have been developed to help corn growers decide on the optimal rate of nitrogen that is needed for their fields. More
Blacklegged Tick (Commonly called Deer Tick)
Lyme Disease Identification and Prevention - News News
Lyme Disease in humans has seen a significant increase in the past few seasons. This year many folks are reporting the presence of ticks, the primary vector of this disease. More
Soil Crust Retarding Soybean Emergence
Fields in Danger of Soil Crusting - News News
With recent heavy rains, planted fields may be prone to soil crusting, which can reduce emergence, lower final stands and significantly impact crop yields. More
Cover crop test plot near Quarryville, PA showing winterkill on ryegrass strip
Excessive Growth Affecting Winter Survival of Cover Crops - News News
A warm fall and moisture can stimulate excessive small grain and cover crop growth. While this is a bonus if you were looking to take a late fall harvest, it is not a good thing for winter survival. More
Potential for Hemp Production in Pennsylvania
Potential for Hemp Production in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
A brief history of hemp, its potential uses and the legality of growing hemp in PA are discussed. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Alfalfa Stand Assessment - Articles Articles

Alfalfa Stand Assessment

Jeffrey S Graybill

Should I maintain my alfalfa field? More
Corn Nitrogen Management: Can We Be More Efficient?
Corn Nitrogen Management: Can We Be More Efficient? - Articles Articles
A well managed, healthy soil with frequent applications of manure has the ability to supply significant quantities of N to a growing corn crop. More
Nitrogen Management in Corn and the Weather
Nitrogen Management in Corn and the Weather - Articles Articles
Weather and soil physical properties dictate the fate of N in the soil. More
Corn Nitrogen Management
Corn Nitrogen Management - Articles Articles

Corn Nitrogen Management

Jeffrey S Graybill

A well managed, healthy soil with frequent applications of manure has the ability to supply significant quantities of N to a growing corn crop. More