Pennsylvania: Soybean Harvest Considerations Sep 18, 2020

🕔Sep 18, 2020
Over the last several years of working with what I consider the top soybean producers in Lebanon County, I have learned the importance of timely harvest of soybeans. This week, […]

Pennsylvania: Worst Weeds Can Move with the Combine Sep 18, 2020

🕔Sep 18, 2020
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to weed management—especially for herbicide resistant weeds. Resistant weeds cause significant yield loss and increased production costs […]

Pennsylvania: Estimating Corn Grain Yields Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
A tried and true method of estimating corn grain yields is the yield component method. This method estimates the number of corn kernels per acre and uses an adjustment factor […]

Pennsylvania: Water Requirements Continue for Corn and Soybeans During Grain Fill Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Even though much corn throughout Pennsylvania is in dent and soybeans are at R6, it still means that there is some time for the “grain fill” period to continue in […]

Pennsylvania: Corn Silage – 6 Reasons Cover Crops Are Nonnegotiable Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
Cover crops are indispensable in no-till production systems to build soil health, especially after corn silage harvest. Here are some reasons why: 1. A place to spread manure. In Pennsylvania, […]

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: Stop Weed Seed Set, Burndown Options Before Cover Crops Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
Now is the time to think about controlling summer annual weeds prior to seed set in cropping situations where this is possible. Preventing seed production is important for driving down […]

Pennsylvania: White Mold in Soybeans Sporecaster Forecasts and Scouting – July 28, 2020 Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
White mold is a soybean disease that occurs when spores from the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum infect susceptible flowers, leading to growth throughout the soybean plant (Figure 1). Signs of white […]

Pennsylvania: Record-breaking Winter Wheat Yields in 2020- A Perfect Growing Season Jul 17, 2020

🕔Jul 17, 2020
If one could prescribe the perfect growing season for winter wheat in Pennsylvania, it would go like this. The fall should allow for timely planting, the winter should prevent winter […]

Pennsylvania: Evaluating Corn Planting Mistakes- Sidewall Smearing and Compaction Jul 17, 2020

🕔Jul 17, 2020
This spring the raindrops were chasing farmers wherever they went. This was especially true when trying to plant corn and soybeans in a timely manner. Call it over-confidence, impatience, or […]

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