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Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings

👤By Alyssa Collins and Paul Esker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Disease Specialists 🕔Nov 10, 2017

Hybrid (corn) or variety (soybean) selection is very important to successful crop production. Nonetheless, it can be challenging to review all of the seed guides produced annually, especially as they relate to making selections based on disease and stalk health

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Tobacco: How Much Did You Really Produce This Year?

Tobacco: How Much Did You Really Produce This Year?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Oct 30, 2017

The last USDA production estimate for 2017 was issued earlier this month. It included extremely optimistic estimates for flue-cured, burley and the two dark types. But several normally reliable sources have suggested that the projections–especially for Kentucky burley and N.C. flue-cured–may be

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New Seed Company Formed From Mississippi, Pennsylvania Groups

New Seed Company Formed From Mississippi, Pennsylvania Groups

👤From a press release 🕔Oct 21, 2017

A new direct-to-growers seed company – formed from companies in Mississippi and Pennsylvania – is entering the market across a wide swatch of the South, Northeast, Delmarva and the coastal Atlantic region. The new enterprise, the Local Seed Company, will

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High Oleic Soybeans – Will 2018 Be the Breakthrough Year? – DTN

High Oleic Soybeans – Will 2018 Be the Breakthrough Year? – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 20, 2017

High oleic soybeans have been waiting in the wings of American agriculture for five years. Companies hope 2018 will be their breakthrough year. Monsanto’s Vistive Gold soybeans will see a full commercial launch next year, after the trait’s long-awaited Chinese

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Pennsylvania Corn: Fall Manure Management

Pennsylvania Corn: Fall Manure Management

👤By Douglas Beegle and Kelly Patches, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 26, 2017

After corn silage harvest is complete, one of the next jobs is spreading manure. Two important things to consider for fall manure application are timing and cover crop management. The best scenario would be if we did not have to

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Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Crop Maturity Issues in Sept.

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Crop Maturity Issues in Sept.

👤By Gregory Roth, Pennsylvania State University Agronomist 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Our team’s observations have been that corn maturity has been lagging a bit due to the cool temperatures in August. In some areas, GDD accumulations have been lower than normal by 150 to 200 GDDs. Also, corn planting in some

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Pennsylvania Wheat: Eleventh Hour Reminders for Planting

Pennsylvania Wheat: Eleventh Hour Reminders for Planting

👤By John Rowehl, Pennsylvania State University Extension Agronomist 🕔Sep 26, 2017

The optimum period to plant wheat in the northern mountain and Laurel Highlands regions is upon us (Sept 20 – Oct 3). The optimum period for the hill and valley and the western lake plain regions is September 25-Oct 8.

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Pennsylvania: Soybean Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops

Pennsylvania: Soybean Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops

👤By William Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 26, 2017

With soybeans beginning to turn yellow and dropping leaves, 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 2.1-13)

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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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