15 Steps for Winter Planter Maintenance Jan 13, 2022
Planter breakdowns are extremely costly at planting time and poor planter performance reduces crop yields. Planter maintenance is especially essential for optimal no-till results. Here are some tips on what […]
Pennsylvania: Managing Increasing Crop Input Prices Nov 24, 2021
Price and availability of crop inputs for the 2022 growing season continue to be in the spotlight and do not show any signs of coming down anytime soon. Barry Ward, […]
Fertilizers and lime are always one of the most expensive crop production inputs for agronomic crops, and this year fertilizer costs could be especially high. Below are some strategies to […]
Herbicide Storage Over the Winter Nov 11, 2021
Consider storage options before purchasing bulk volumes of herbicides and other pesticides this fall.
Pennsylvania: Considerations for Nov. Weed Control Nov 11, 2021
As temperatures drop, many wonder if it is too late to control weeds? Read below for some comments about this question and issues on herbicide shortages.
Soybean cyst nematode is the number one soybean-yield-robbing pathogen in the United States. The nematode can be found in almost every county where soybean is grown, with the exception of Pennsylvania, […]
Did you know that you can get more work out of your tractor, consume less fuel, and reduce soil compaction by reducing pressure in over-inflated tires? This is because tire […]
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 […]