With dropping temperatures, many wonder if it is too late to control weeds? Not necessarily; but read below for some comments about this question.
Cover crops are an essential part of sustainable cropping systems, particularly in no-till. Cover crops serve many purposes including: 1. Improvement of soil health due to additions of organic matter […]
Dense populations of winter annual weeds can compete with wheat and barley in late fall and early spring and slow the rate of crop development potentially reducing yield. If winter […]
Fall is an excellent time to manage biennial and perennial weeds. In particular, biennials such as common burdock, wild carrot, and bull, musk, and plumeless thistles are much easier to […]
Over the last several years of working with what I consider the top soybean producers in Lebanon County, I have learned the importance of timely harvest of soybeans. This week […]
Excessive rain and concomitant high humidity have been the hallmark for this growing season, and with corn harvest approaching, there are concerns about ear rots and the risk of mycotoxin […]
Getting into the field at the proper time to chop silage can be a challenge, regardless of year and weather conditions, but with extreme wet conditions the challenges can multiply. […]
As the season begins to wind down, folks are scouting their fields to assess crop progress, which includes inspecting plants and opening husks. Some people are finding caterpillars in ears […]
Palmer amaranth and waterhemp can still set seed yet this fall even after harvest. Make sure to scout fields and control any escaped plants.
During the last week of August, extension educators and private industry representatives teamed up for a Pennsylvania Crop Tour to survey over 100 corn and soybean fields to document crop […]