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Pennsylvania: Weed Control After Silage Harvest or in Fallow Settings

Pennsylvania: Weed Control After Silage Harvest or in Fallow Settings Updated

👤By William Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 18, 2017

Control of weeds after silage harvest is possible but it depends on the weed species, timing, and condition after harvest.

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Ohio: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Late Freeze

Ohio: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Late Freeze

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 11, 2017

In response to a request from David Drake, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Ohio, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties in Ohio as primary natural disaster areas due to losses

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Pennsylvania: Including 2,4-D in the Burndown

Pennsylvania: Including 2,4-D in the Burndown

👤By William Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 8, 2017

The use of 2,4-D in combination with glyphosate in the burndown program before establishing either cash crops or cover crops can aid in the control of a number of weeds including horseweed/marestail as well as help to prevent the evolution

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Pennsylvania Corn: Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops

Pennsylvania Corn: Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops

👤By William Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 8, 2017

With silage harvest underway a number of farmers are considering cover crop establishment this fall. Remember that some herbicides can persist and potentially influence successful cover crop establishment. Both the 2017/18 Agronomy Guide (Table 2.1-12) and the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Weed

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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 Corn: Yield Estimation and Seasonal Assessment

Pennsylvania Corn: Yield Estimation and Seasonal Assessment

👤By Gregory Roth, Pennsylvania State University Agronomist 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Here in central Pennsylvania the corn crop is looking very good, with excellent pollination and ear development. Overall, I think our corn crop is in good shape with 92% rated good to excellent in the latest USDA report. Maturity is

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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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Tobacco: Increases Likely in Burley and Dark Volume

Tobacco: Increases Likely in Burley and Dark Volume

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Aug 22, 2017

USDA has projected 14 percent more burley production and five per cent more flue-cured production in 2017 compared to last year based on its July grower survey. Even more impressive, the dark air-cured and fire-cured crops are projected to rise a

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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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Herbicides: Test Your Mode of Action Knowledge with New Quiz

Herbicides: Test Your Mode of Action Knowledge with New Quiz

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

Test your knowledge of herbicide modes of action with this short 9-question quiz.

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