Pennsylvania Soybeans: Controlling Volunteer Corn Jun 29, 2020
Volunteer corn in soybeans can impact yield. Here are some suggestions to help control this problem.
Pennsylvania: Early Considerations Staging Soybeans Jun 26, 2020
VE is identified by first inspecting for the presence of the cotyledons (those are the thick leaves that came up first, lose one of those and that could be 2% […]
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines) is the most damaging soybean pest in the United States. In Pennsylvania, it was detected in Lancaster County in 2002, however, very little is known […]
Pennsylvania Soybeans: Evaluating Nodulation Jun 26, 2020
Soybeans are a big user of nitrogen and need approximately 3.5 lbs. of nitrogen per bushel of grain produced. So, an 80-bushel soybean crop will uptake 280 pounds of nitrogen. […]
Dicamba Disruption – How Will You Kill Weeds After Court Voids Registrations? – AgFax Weed Solutions Jun 8, 2020
Dicamba: A federal court voided the registration on three herbicides connected to dicamba-resistant crops. See an overview report plus advisories from three states.
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 […]
Belowground insect pests can be challenging to control. In common field crops of Pennsylvania, they can occur in soybeans, small grains, or hay, but tend not to be too problematic […]
If you plan to spray burndown herbicides close to vineyards or other sensitive areas, please read the below news item for additional details.
Pennsylvania Corn: Burndown Herbicide Suggestions Apr 22, 2020
There are various herbicide options for burndown in no-till corn. Here are some products to consider and comments on best-use practices about each.
As the days warm and time gets closer to planting, certain residual herbicides can be applied prior to planting but timing is critical.