Pennsylvania Corn: Ear Rots and Mycotoxins

🕔Sep 28, 2018Excessive 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: Harvesting Corn Silage – 4 Tips for Inadequate Moisture

🕔Sep 21, 2018Getting into the field at the proper time to chop silage can be a challenge, regardless of year and weather conditions, but with extreme wet conditions the challenges can multiply. […]

Pennsylvania Corn: ID Caterpillars Now to Prepare for Next Year

🕔Sep 21, 2018As 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: Monitor Palmer Amaranth, Waterhemp After Harvest

🕔Sep 20, 2018Palmer amaranth and waterhemp can still set seed yet this fall even after harvest. Make sure to scout fields and control any escaped plants.

Pennsylvania Crops: Good, But No Record Breaker

🕔Sep 17, 2018During the last week of August, extension educators and private industry representatives teamed up for a Pennsylvania Crop Tour to survey over 100 corn and soybean fields to document crop […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Sprouting in the Ear – What Should You Do?

🕔Sep 13, 2018Wet conditions during the grain filling period in corn can sometimes result in sprouted kernels in the ear. It is uncertain now how much sprouting has occurred due to the […]

Farm Safety: Extracting Farm Machinery from Muddy Fields

🕔Sep 13, 2018Weather continues to change and impact field conditions this time of year. Rain, snow, and ice can complicate a day’s work in the field when soil becomes water logged. Often […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Scouting for White Mold

🕔Sep 13, 2018While not as widespread as in 2016, white mold of soybean is causing problems in several fields and has been seen in fields in the northern parts of Pennsylvania. We […]

Tobacco: Prices Disappointing at Flue-Cured Market Opening

🕔Aug 27, 2018Opening sales took place last week for most of the flue-cured auction warehouses, and the prices offered were not encouraging.

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

🕔Aug 23, 2018Conditions 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 […]

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