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Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Managing Burcucumber and Other Late Season Weeds

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Managing Burcucumber and Other Late Season Weeds

👤By William Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 23, 2017

As we move into corn silage harvest season, and with full season soybeans soon dropping their leaves, producers may notice some problem weed situations.

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Pennsylvania Soybeans: What to Do if You Have White Mold?

Pennsylvania Soybeans: What to Do if You Have White Mold?

👤By Paul Esker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 23, 2017

We are receiving initial reports of white mold in soybean (causal agent: Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) in different areas of Pennsylvania (Figures 1 and 2). According to USDA-NASS (report date: August 20, 2017), over 60% of the soybean fields in Pennsylvania are

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Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Planting Season Has Arrived

Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Planting Season Has Arrived

👤By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Soil Specialist 🕔Aug 9, 2017

The summer is drawing to an end and it is time to plant cover crops! Many cover crops need to be planted early to derive substantial benefit from them. Radishes have to be planted in August to develop a deep

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Pennsylvania Soybeans: Invasive Pigweeds Rising Above Canopies

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Invasive Pigweeds Rising Above Canopies

👤By William Curran, Dwight Lingenfelter, and Annie Klodd, Pennsylvania State University Extension Sepcialists 🕔Aug 9, 2017

Now is the time to scout for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp and remove or destroy it to prevent seed production and spread.

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Pennsylvania Corn: Disease to Look For

Pennsylvania Corn: Disease to Look For

👤By Alyssa Collins, Pennsylvania State University Disease Specialist 🕔Aug 9, 2017

Since much of the PA crop is into grain fill stages of corn development, foliar diseases start to become pretty important around now. If a crop was sprayed with a fungicide, you can expect the efficacy of that treatment to

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Pennsylvania Corn: Be on Lookout for Western Bean Cutworm

Pennsylvania Corn: Be on Lookout for Western Bean Cutworm

👤From Pennsylvania State University 🕔Jul 26, 2017

For about six years straight, Penn State Extension and the Department of Entomology trapped for western bean cutworm to try to understand the population dynamics of this species, which we first found in Pennsylvania in 2009. We discontinued this effort

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Dicamba: Is Herbicide Drift Coming to the Mid-Atlantic?

Dicamba: Is Herbicide Drift Coming to the Mid-Atlantic?

👤By William Curran, Dwight Lingenfelter, and Annie Klodd, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Concerns for plant growth regulator off-target crop injury are on the rise. What will we experience here in the Mid-Atlantic this summer? Last week, we wrote an article about the reports of 2,4-D drift to off-target crops from burndown applications

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Pennsylvania: Corn Leaf Aphids Can Become a Major Problem Following Unnecessary Sprays

Pennsylvania: Corn Leaf Aphids Can Become a Major Problem Following Unnecessary Sprays

👤By John Tooker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Corn Aphids have become a recent problem on some farms in Pennsylvania and are the result of imbalances of natural predators. Fortunately, through scouting and the use of economic thresholds this problem can be avoided. Over the past few summers,

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Pennsylvania Corn: 6 Considerations for Applying a Foliar Fungicide

Pennsylvania Corn: 6 Considerations for Applying a Foliar Fungicide

👤By Del Voight, Pennsylvania State University Agronomist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Under certain conditions, applying a fungicide to corn may provide an economic return. A look at few key criteria will help in determining whether to apply fungicides or wait things out. During times of continuing wet, humid weather many growers

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Pennsylvania Corn: Silking and Early Kernel Development

Pennsylvania Corn: Silking and Early Kernel Development

👤By Gregory Roth, Pennsylvania State University Agronomist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Corn and soybeans have survived a rough spring with challenging weather and pest concerns but yield prospects have been improving during the last two weeks as we approached silking. Observations made during this time can help to determine stand health

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