Pennsylvania Corn: Is It Time to Switch Hybrid Maturities?

🕔Jun 6, 2019Who doesn’t remember the challenges of getting into the fields during the 2018 planting season? Are we in the same boat for 2019? Looking at USDA’s June 2 Weekly Crop […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Time to Scout for Black Cutworm Damage

🕔May 30, 2019As we have reported previously in our newsletter, our Black Cutworm Monitoring Network detected five significant flights of black cutworm moths in our pheromone traps. In these areas, one should […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Herbicide Application Timings and Restrictions

🕔May 30, 2019In the past there were generally two or three times when herbicides were applied in corn — preplant, pre or postemergence. Now with more and newer products, post application timings […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Burndown Herbicide Suggestions

🕔Apr 23, 2019There are various herbicide options for burndown in no-till corn. Here are some products to consider and comments on best-use practices about each.

Pennsylvania: Early Preplant Herbicides – How Early Can They Be Sprayed?

🕔Apr 23, 2019Historically, we have not recommended early preplant herbicide application in our region with a couple of exceptions, such as for marestail control. In general, residual herbicides applied more than two […]

Pennsylvania Industrial Hemp: 2019 Permit Deadline Set

🕔Apr 15, 2019Following the announcement of the 2018 Farm Bill, which changed the federal designation of this crop, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) reopened the 2019 permit application process for growing […]

Pennsylvania: Soil Compaction Threat Is High This Spring

🕔Apr 12, 2019On Monday the week of April 9, 2019, we were trying to create compaction using a 36-ton manure truck for a demonstration in preparation for Penn State’s Diagnostic Field Clinic […]

Pennsylvania: 33 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods

🕔Mar 26, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 33 Pennsylvania counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding that occurred on or after […]

Pennsylvania: Wheat Stand Assessment

🕔Mar 22, 2019Some wheat fields get planted late every year and adequate plant population and fall tillering may not have been achieved. As winter grains are greening up growers are able to […]

Pennsylvania Cover Crops: Is This the Year to Plant Green?

🕔Feb 22, 2019Farmers focused on getting the best establishment and maximum benefits from their cover crops chase the combine with a drill in a normal year, seeding cover crops as soon as […]

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