Pennsylvania Small Grains: Beware Hessian Fly and Aphids in Fall-Planted Crops Oct 13, 2021

🕔Oct 13, 2021
With silage harvest progressing, many farmers in Pennsylvania are turning, or have turned, their attention to establishing small grains. With fall-established small grains, it is wise to be aware of […]

Pennsylvania: Be Prepared for Slugs Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
In recent days, cool and wet weather across most of the state is creating what appear to be ideal conditions for slugs. In some parts of Pennsylvania, the development of […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Which Bt Traits Are Right for Your Operation? Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019
Now that we have entered autumn, many farmers are starting to think about buying corn seed for 2020. This is the perfect time to reflect upon the value of the […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Time to Scout for Black Cutworm Damage May 30, 2019

🕔May 30, 2019
As 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: ID Caterpillars Now to Prepare for Next Year Sep 21, 2018

🕔Sep 21, 2018
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 […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Pests Quiet, but Stay Vigilant Jun 1, 2018

🕔Jun 1, 2018
This time of year, when corn and soybeans are young and vulnerable, insect pest and slug populations can do their worst damage. Last season at this time, slug populations were […]

Pennsylvania: Corn Leaf Aphids Can Become a Major Problem Following Unnecessary Sprays Jul 19, 2017

🕔Jul 19, 2017
Corn Aphids have become a recent problem on some farms in Pennsylvania and are the result of imbalances of natural predators. Fortunately, through scouting and the use of economic thresholds […]

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