Soil compaction continues to be a threat this fall because of high soil moisture content. Field work is in high gear with corn silage being wrapped up, manure being spread, […]
With silage harvest progressing, many farmers in Pennsylvania are turning, or have turned, their attention to establishing small grains. With fall-established small grains, it is wise to be aware of […]
Airborne exposures are a significant risk to farmers. In some cases, the resulting effects can be immediate and severe. Recently, almost everyone has experienced a heightened awareness of respiratory exposures […]
Pennsylvania Corn: Harvest Time Ailments Sep 20, 2021
A favorable corn growing season has transitioned into a challenging ripening time in many parts of the Commonwealth. Rains and persistent humidity over the last month have created a great […]
Pennsylvania Soybeans: Pay Attention to Uneven Stands – Reports of Stem Diseases Increasing Aug 12, 2021
Over the past couple of weeks, we have received various reports of soybean stem diseases in different parts of the Commonwealth, including Phytophthora root and stem (Figure 1), white mold […]
Due to the weird spring weather, soybean planting and spraying has been rather erratic. Some have been able to spray burndowns and residuals and plant in a timely manner while […]
If you have a failed corn crop or volunteers from last season, here are some suggestions to kill the existing stand before replanting.
Early season weeds in corn can result from limited rainfall to active pre herbicides or from the inability to spray residual products. The article below discusses these different scenarios.
Wet weather may hamper your spring planting. Certain herbicides provide flexibility if you need to switch between corn or soybean crops.
Much of the state has received below average rainfall over the past 60 days (Figure 1). While above average rainfall is predicted for two weeks from now, below average rainfall […]