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Pennsylvania: Small Grain Field Day, Manheim, June 8

Pennsylvania: Small Grain Field Day, Manheim, June 8

👤By Alyssa Collins, Pennsylvania State University 🕔May 17, 2017

Plan to walk the fields with us at the PSU Southeast Ag Research & Extension Center (Landisville Farm) on the afternoon of June 8. The event is free and registration is not required. You’ll have the opportunity to view new

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Pennsylvania Soybeans: Take Time to Calibrate Your Grain Drill

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Take Time to Calibrate Your Grain Drill

👤By Dwane Miller, Pennsylvania State University 🕔May 17, 2017

It may be all too tempting to use the seed chart that was provided with your grain drill as a basis for setting a seeding rate. Like looking at a nozzle catalog for applying fertilizers or chemicals, this will get

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Pennsylvania Soybeans: Perfect Weather for Spring Marestail Establishment

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Perfect Weather for Spring Marestail Establishment

👤By William Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University 🕔May 10, 2017

The last 10 days of cool wet weather is perfect for promoting spring germination of horseweed/marestail in those no-till fields that are about to be planted to soybean.

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Pennsylvania Corn: Black Cutworms, Slugs Active in Early Fields

Pennsylvania Corn: Black Cutworms, Slugs Active in Early Fields

👤From Pennsylvania State University Extension 🕔May 10, 2017

As spring progresses slowly, the normal line-up of pests are active and should be kept in mind, but two pests in particular seem to be on peoples’ minds. Black cutworm Black cutworm moths appear to be more active than normal,

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Pennsylvania Soybeans: Manage Horseweed/Marestail Before You Plant

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Manage Horseweed/Marestail Before You Plant

👤By William Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University 🕔Apr 26, 2017

Be sure you are scouting for marestail before you plant your no-till soybeans and using effective herbicides with both burndown and residual control.

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Pennsylvania: Your Pesticide Applicator’s License Expired. Now What?

Pennsylvania: Your Pesticide Applicator’s License Expired. Now What?

👤By Dwane Miller, Pennsylvania State University 🕔Apr 12, 2017

April usually brings more than “April showers”.  It seems every year I receive calls from panicking pesticide applicators whose license has expired on March 31, and they have failed to meet their credit requirements to renew their license. The good

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Pennsylvania: Save Input Costs with These Step-by-Step Calibration Instructions

Pennsylvania: Save Input Costs with These Step-by-Step Calibration Instructions

👤By Andrew Frankenfield, Pennsylvania State University 🕔Apr 5, 2017

If you didn’t already, it’s a good time to calibrate your sprayer before it is put to a lot use this spring. Relying on your pressure gauge, gear and tachometer settings from last year just simply aren’t enough! Calibration is

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Pennsylvania: Anticipate Early Rust in Wheat and Barley

Pennsylvania: Anticipate Early Rust in Wheat and Barley

👤By Alyssa Collins, Pennsylvania State University 🕔Apr 5, 2017

I have gotten reports in the last week of stripe rust on wheat in both Virginia and Wisconsin. We usually don’t think of the rusts overwintering here in PA, but there’s some evidence that they over wintered at the Wisconsin

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Pennsylvania: Black Cutworm Monitoring Network is Back

Pennsylvania: Black Cutworm Monitoring Network is Back

👤By John Tooker, Pennsylvania State University 🕔Apr 5, 2017

Again this spring Penn State Extension will be monitoring arriving populations of black cutworm moths so growers can use this information in their IPM programs. Black cutworm is an early season pest of corn that does its most damage by

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Pennsylvania: How Late Can You Control Weeds in the Fall?

Pennsylvania: How Late Can You Control Weeds in the Fall?

👤By William Curran, Pennsylvania State University 🕔Nov 10, 2016

Many have inquired about how late an herbicide application can be made in the fall and still be effective. Below are some comments about controlling perennials and winter annual weeds at this time of year. We are routinely asked whether

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