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Pennsylvania average soybean yields are close to crossing 50 bushels for the first time this year. Zach Larson photo.
Harvest Progress and Crop Conditions Coming into Focus - News News
While corn harvest is on track, statewide, soybeans have been slow to come off. Corn and soybean yields are meeting expectation despite challenging conditions this fall. 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
Photo Credit: Zachary Larson, Penn State Extension
Planting Green Impacts on Corn Emergence - Articles Articles
Corn planted into standing un-rolled cover may show reduced yields due to lower populations and greater plant height variability. More
Smartphones and tablets can place volumes of agronomic data in your pocket.
Scout with Confidence with These Smartphone Apps - Articles Articles
There are a variety of smartphone and tablet apps that can help to identify pests, select crop protection products or view pesticide labels, putting important data at your fingertips. More
There are a handful of smartphone and tablet applications that can help navigate through some of the challenges of spraying. Photo Credit: Zachary Larson
Take the Guesswork Out of Spraying With These Apps - Articles Articles
Use these smartphone and tablet apps to help in sprayer calibration, nozzle selection, tank mixing and product selection. More
Farm management software is one way of keeping track of what hybrids are planted, when control products are applied and yields. Understanding user licenses and privacy agreements will help in explaining what software companies can do with your data and w
What Will Happen to My Data? Understanding Your Rights in Precision Agriculture - Articles Articles
The use of Precision Agriculture-based decision making to determine fertilizer rates and hybrid types and planting rates is becoming more common. More
Planting Date, Temperature, Spacing, and Emergence: What Really Matters?
Planting Date, Temperature, Spacing, and Emergence: What Really Matters? - News News
When planning corn proper seed placement is necessary to ensure timely and consistent germination and to help set the maximum yield potential for your stands. More
Recordkeeping apps can put all of your crop history in the devices that you carry with you every day. Apps that utilize GIS mapping allow you to link records with mapped locations.
Should You Resolve to Ditch Paper Records in 2017? - Articles Articles
If you didn’t write it down it never happened; it’s a lesson often learned the hard way. More
Rye on tomatoes. Photo: Lee Stivers
This Isn't Your Father's Cereal Rye - Articles Articles
Use management objectives to determine rye cover crop seeding rates. More