Pennsylvania: Soil Compaction Threat High During Damp Fall Oct 13, 2021

🕔Oct 13, 2021
Soil compaction continues to be a threat this fall because of high soil moisture content. Field work is in high gear with corn silage being wrapped up, manure being spread, […]

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 […]

Livestock: R-CALF Beef Checkoff Case to Continue – DTN Oct 1, 2021

🕔Oct 1, 2021
A lawsuit against USDA challenging the Beef Checkoff program will be allowed to continue after a federal court on Wednesday denied the agency’s motion to dismiss. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Risks of Respiratory Exposure to Mycotoxins Sep 29, 2021

🕔Sep 29, 2021
Airborne exposures are a significant risk to farmers. In some cases, the resulting effects can be immediate and severe. Recently, almost everyone has experienced a heightened awareness of respiratory exposures […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Harvest Time Ailments Sep 20, 2021

🕔Sep 20, 2021
A favorable corn growing season has transitioned into a challenging ripening time in many parts of the Commonwealth. Rains and persistent humidity over the last month have created a great […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Pay Attention to Uneven Stands – Reports of Stem Diseases Increasing Aug 12, 2021

🕔Aug 12, 2021
Over the past couple of weeks, we have received various reports of soybean stem diseases in different parts of the Commonwealth, including Phytophthora root and stem (Figure 1), white mold […]

Corn: Which States Have the Best Crop Conditions? – DTN Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
Though the national corn crop condition rating was slightly downgraded by USDA in its latest weekly Crop Progress report on Monday, several states turned in very high good-to-excellent ratings. Overall […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Scout Now for Soybean Cyst Nematode – The Hidden Enemy Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
Soybean growers in Pennsylvania must be aware that the soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines) has been found in Lancaster and York counties. Not really concerned yet? As a reminder, SCN […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Early Season Herbicide Considerations Jun 8, 2021

🕔Jun 8, 2021
Due to the weird spring weather, soybean planting and spraying has been rather erratic. Some have been able to spray burndowns and residuals and plant in a timely manner while […]

Pennsylvania: Herbicide Options for Controlling a Failed Corn Crop May 25, 2021

🕔May 25, 2021
If you have a failed corn crop or volunteers from last season, here are some suggestions to kill the existing stand before replanting.

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