Penn State Extension educators are looking beyond borders when it comes to outreach by offering Pennsylvania growers and industry personnel a firsthand look at agriculture in other countries.
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.
Spending the time to count soybean pods can help to set end of season yield expectations and avoid surprises on the combine’s yield monitor or at drop-off.
As we move into corn silage harvest season, and with full season soybeans soon dropping their leaves, producers may notice some problem weed situations.
Our soybean sentinel plot report reveals mostly minor populations of insects and disease, but we found a few outbreaks of thrips.
Reports this week from across the state indicate low pest populations in the soybean fields we are scouting.
Planting green is a practice where cover crop termination is delayed until cash crop planting in order to extend soil health benefits longer into the season.
As we proceed through the growing season, there are a few issues surrounding weed control and herbicide use. Below are some items to consider.
Be sure you are scouting for marestail before you plant your no-till soybeans and using effective herbicides with both burndown and residual control.
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.
PDA approved Xtendimax and Engenia for Xtend soybeans in Pennsylvania. We see opportunity for marestail control in burndown programs, but also concerns about off-target movement and sprayer cleanout.