Pennsylvania Winter Wheat: Assessing Stands and Snow Molds Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
The 2021 winter had extended periods of snow cover across the Commonwealth. With the recent (and in some areas rapid) reduction in snow cover, we have received questions about the […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Reports of Sudden Death Syndrome Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
Beyond COVID-19, the 2020 has been challenging for soybean farmers in Pennsylvania with conditions ranging from abnormally to moderately dry in many parts of the state, to other areas of […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Dealing with Early Season Soilborne Diseases May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
With the recent cold air and soil temperatures, germination and emergence of field crops have been delayed in much of the state. Combined with questions about chilling injury in field crops, we […]

Pennsylvania Hemp: What’s New for 2020 Regulations? Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
Late in 2019, the USDA released its Interim Rule on Hemp. This rule is the overarching set of policies that will govern production of hemp across the land. As long […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: What Factors Influence White Mold? Jun 28, 2019

🕔Jun 28, 2019
Looking at the 2019 USDA crop reports for Pennsylvania through June 23, estimated soybean planting has reached approximately 87%, and 81% of the crop condition is rated as good or […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Ear Rots and Mycotoxins Sep 28, 2018

🕔Sep 28, 2018
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 […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome and Brown Stem Rot – How to Tell the Difference Aug 23, 2018

🕔Aug 23, 2018
Conditions that favor one type of soybean stem disease often favor many. This is one reason we tend to see increased reports of sudden death syndrome (SDS), brown stem rot […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Avoiding Mycotoxins in Grain and Silage Aug 10, 2018

🕔Aug 10, 2018
In Pennsylvania and the surrounding region, growers often face challenges brought on by persistent moist conditions and other weather factors. One of these challenges include corn ear and stalk rots, […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Early-Season Fungicide – When Does it Help? Jul 9, 2018

🕔Jul 9, 2018
The question of the benefit of fungicide applications at a V5-V7 timing comes up a lot. It’s an attractive option because at that time the corn is short enough to […]

Pennsylvania Wheat: Assess Your Crops for Scab Levels Jun 1, 2018

🕔Jun 1, 2018
Just like waiting on the Polaroid photos of old, once wheat heads flower, it is a much less delightful waiting game to see if (and how much) head scab develops […]

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