Pennsylvania: Late Year Weed Control

🕔Nov 2, 2018With dropping temperatures, many wonder if it is too late to control weeds? Not necessarily; but read below for some comments about this question.

Pennsylvania Cover Crops: Still Time to Plant

🕔Nov 2, 2018Cover 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 […]

Pennsylvania Wheat, Barley: Fall Herbicide Options

🕔Oct 19, 2018Dense 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 […]

Pennsylvania: Biennial, Perennial Weed Control Is Best in Fall

🕔Sep 28, 2018Fall 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 […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Minimize Harvest Loss, Maximize Cost per Bushel

🕔Sep 28, 2018Over 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 […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Ear Rots and Mycotoxins

🕔Sep 28, 2018Excessive 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 […]

Pennsylvania: Harvesting Corn Silage – 4 Tips for Inadequate Moisture

🕔Sep 21, 2018Getting 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. […]

Pennsylvania Corn: ID Caterpillars Now to Prepare for Next Year

🕔Sep 21, 2018As 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 […]

Pennsylvania: Monitor Palmer Amaranth, Waterhemp After Harvest

🕔Sep 20, 2018Palmer amaranth and waterhemp can still set seed yet this fall even after harvest. Make sure to scout fields and control any escaped plants.

Pennsylvania Crops: Good, But No Record Breaker

🕔Sep 17, 2018During 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 […]

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