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Powdery mildew on blossoms. The powdery mildew fungus likes young tissue. As tissue begins to grow, the fungus will colonize young, green tissue as it emerges. Photo: Kari Peter, Penn State
Spraying by the Numbers: Fungicide Resistance Management - Articles Articles

Spraying by the Numbers: Fungicide Resistance Management

Kari A. Peter, Ph.D., Alan R. Biggs

Growers can prevent resistance to fungicides by alternating chemicals by FRAC group also known as "spraying by the numbers." More
Beef cows grazing switchgrass/big bluestem/indiangrass mix in summer. Credit: S. Duiker
Extending the Grazing Season with Plant Diversity - Articles Articles

Extending the Grazing Season with Plant Diversity

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

By developing a grazing plan that integrates cool-season perennials with warm- and cool-season annuals and warm-season perennials, graziers can significantly extend the grazing season while both avoiding overgrazing and maintaining soil health. More
Planting Green 101: Penn State Research Summary
Planting Green 101: Penn State Research Summary - Articles Articles

Planting Green 101: Penn State Research Summary

Heidi Reed, Heather Karsten, Ph.D., John Tooker, Ph.D., Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

This article explains the “why” and “how” of planting green with corn and soybeans, including practical management recommendations based on results from 3 years of research across 5 locations in Pennsylvania. More
Zinc deficiency shows up in new growth as light green to yellow coloring between green veins. Photo: John Esslinger, Penn State
Zinc Deficiency In Vegetable Crops - News News
Zinc deficiency in vegetable crops has become more common in the last few years. More
Cyclamen mite leaf symptoms. Photo: Kathy Demchak, Penn State
The 2018 Berry Season in Review - News News

The 2018 Berry Season in Review

02/07/2019

The 2018 summer weather was certainly memorable. Most of the state was extremely wet for the growing season, and this was reflected in some of the problems we were seeing. More
Coleus muestra los síntomas de la aplicación del agua con altos sólidos disueltos totales y conductividad eléctrica. Foto: Tom Ford, Penn State
Calidad del Agua de Riego Para Túneles Altos - News News
La calidad del agua tiene una gran influencia en el crecimiento y desarrollo de los cultivos. More
Coleus showing symptoms from applying water with high total dissolved solids and electrical conductivity. Photo: Tom Ford, Penn State
Irrigation Water Quality for High Tunnels - News News
Water quality has a large influence on crop growth and development. More
Photo of 2019 Chemsweep Program
Do You Need to Dispose of Unwanted Pesticides? - News News
The CHEMSWEEP Program deadline for unwanted pesticide pickup is February 28th. More
Photo: Alyssa Collins
Free ASA Webinar Series: Managing Scab in Wheat - News News
Fusarium head blight (i.e., scab) is one of the most destructive diseases that can affect wheat and barley grown in the U.S. Join American Society of Agronomy for a free webinar in February. More
Price Risk Management: Grain Marketing Learning Opportunity
Price Risk Management: Grain Marketing Learning Opportunity - Workshops Workshops
Penn State Extension is offering a unique grain marketing learning opportunity with Dave Fogel at eight area locations. More
Commodity Challenge, Screenshot from University of Minnesota Commodity Challenge Website
Why Try Commodity Challenge? - News News

Why Try Commodity Challenge?

02/06/2019

Join fellow Pennsylvanians and beyond in Commodity Challenge, an online grain trading game. More
New herbicide programs are being evaluated in a soybean field at the Penn State Agronomy Research Farm (D. Lingenfelter, Penn State Extension)
What’s New in Agronomic Weed Control - News News
New herbicide products and industry news about weed management are highlighted in this article. More
2019 Pennsylvania Forage Conference
2019 Pennsylvania Forage Conference - News News
Visit with industry professionals and farmers and enjoy the day listening and learning about educational topics pertaining to forage production from industry leaders! More
Photo Caption: Kyle Imhoff
Weather Outlook for the Week of February 5, 2019 - News News
Our January thaw into February is about to come to an end. More
Figure 1. No-till soybean in cereal rye mulch
Soil Building Practices in Organic Annual Grain Systems - Articles Articles

Soil Building Practices in Organic Annual Grain Systems

Barbara Baraibar Padro, John Wallace, Ph.D., Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., Ron Hoover, Rebecca Champagne, William Curran

Strategies within cover crop-based, rotational no-till systems to build soil quality and reduce tillage frequency and intensity. More
Photo: Tom Ford, Extensión de Penn State
Informe de Prueba del Suelo del Túnel Alto: Materia Orgánica y Capacidad de Intercambio Catiónico - News News
El año pasado, hemos estado trabajando con 27 agricultores y agricultoras de Pennsylvania para entender mejor los suelos en túneles altos. More
Are you at risk?
Online Risk Management Focus Group - Webinars Webinars

Online Risk Management Focus Group

Multiple Options Available

2 hours

Free
Are your farm or family assets at risk? These focus groups will provide information about various types of risk and ways to protect your assets. More
Image Credit: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State Extension
Spotted Lanternfly Agricultural Producer and Forest Landowner Impact Survey - News News
A survey is currently underway to gather information from horticultural growers, field crop farmers, and forest landowners on the potential economic impact of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) on agriculture and forestry. More
Soil Fertility
Soil Fertility - Workshops Workshops

Soil Fertility

Multiple Options Available

Free
Join us to learn all about the fertility of soil from Extension experts. More
2018 was the wettest on record in much of Pennsylvania and field work around the rain was challenging all year. This resulted in some fields getting severely compacted or rutted. What to do?
What To Do With Compacted Fields - News News
2018 was the wettest on record in much of Pennsylvania and field work around the rain was challenging all year. This resulted in some fields getting severely compacted or rutted. What to do? More
Looking for Recertification Credits for Your Pesticide Applicator License?
Looking for Recertification Credits for Your Pesticide Applicator License? - News News
Penn State Extension is offering agronomic pesticide update trainings across the state. More
Figure 1. Hairy vetch-triticale cover crop being rolled
Terminating Cover Crops With a Roller Crimper in Organic Grain Rotations - Articles Articles

Terminating Cover Crops With a Roller Crimper in Organic Grain Rotations

Barbara Baraibar Padro, John Wallace, Ph.D., Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., Ron Hoover, Clair Keene, William Curran

Optimizing timing of hairy vetch and cereal rye rolling can prevent incomplete cover crop termination. More
Brown marmorated stink bug adult and nymphs. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management Survey for Commercial Producers - News News
A nationwide survey is currently underway to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on agriculture. More
Apple rootstock in tissue culture: Photo by Yongjian Chang, North American Plants Inc.
Advances in Rootstock Genetics and Breeding - Articles Articles
Developing new fruit rootstocks and cultivars using traditional breeding techniques is a slow process because a new rootstock must have many desirable characteristics without many undesirable traits. More
Drip irrigation in orchard. Photo: Long He, Penn State
Drip Irrigation for Tree Fruit Orchards in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Irrigation is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals. More
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