Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Pennsylvania counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Columbia, Lebanon and York counties who suffered losses due to excessive rain, flash flooding and […]
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.