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Pennsylvania: What’s New in Weed Control 2018 – Label Updates

Pennsylvania: What’s New in Weed Control 2018 – Label Updates

👤By Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University Extension Weed Specialist 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Learn new product labels and label updates for the 2018 season.

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Pennsylvania: Soil Health – Can I Increase Organic Matter by 1% This Year?

Pennsylvania: Soil Health – Can I Increase Organic Matter by 1% This Year?

👤By Sjoered Willem Duiker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Soil Specialist 🕔Jan 16, 2018

This fall, I participated in workshops where a farmer claimed his soil organic matter increased by 1% per year. Is this a realistic goal to shoot for? The source of soil organic matter is photosynthesis resulting in plant growth –

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Pennsylvania: Stored Grains – Prevent Mold with Proper Temp. Management

Pennsylvania: Stored Grains – Prevent Mold with Proper Temp. Management

👤By John Rowehl, Pennsylvania State University Extension Agronomist 🕔Jan 16, 2018

I once read a statement; “Grain quality can never be improved during storage.” I cannot recall where I read it but the change to very cold temperatures serves as a reminder that if grain stored in bins has not already

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Pennsylvania: Can I Apply Potash in Winter?

Pennsylvania: Can I Apply Potash in Winter?

👤From Pennsylvania State University Extension 🕔Jan 16, 2018

The frozen ground with variable snow cover across the state has led to some farmers choosing to take the time to spread delayed fall potassium applications. The frozen ground provides ideal conditions for reduced compaction from heavy fertilizer equipment. Winter

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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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