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Information on choosing seeds, planting, growing and harvesting agronomic crops, including barley, canola, corn, rye, soybeans and wheat. Tips on no-till crop management and crop rotation.
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Penn State Extension 2020 Crop Meetings Scheduled - News News
Penn State Crop Specialists and industry experts discuss key crop management issues. More
Photo Credit: Leon Ressler
PA Agronomic Education Society Conference is Next Week - News News
There is still time to register for the PA Agronomic Education Conference! Dates are Thursday, January 16th (8AM to 5PM) and Friday, January 17th (7:30AM to 2PM). More
Photo Credit: Joel Hunter
Weather Outlook for the Week of January 7, 2020 - News News
While snow fell across parts of the state earlier in the week, some exceptionally mild air will arrive by the weekend. More
Price paid for grain will vary depending on how a buyer handles moisture and contaminants. Photo credit: Heidi Reed
Understanding Grain Discount Schedules - Articles Articles

Understanding Grain Discount Schedules

乐动体育注册 Heidi Reed

Discount schedules vary from mill to mill and can be hard to understand; this article will give you confidence in interpreting this year’s weigh tickets and marketing next year’s grain. More
Registration is Open for the PA Agronomic Education Conference
Registration is Open for the PA Agronomic Education Conference - News News
2020 is quickly approaching and so is a great opportunity to earn continuing education credits at the annual PA Agronomic Education Society Conference! More
No-till Planters: Design Features, Adjustment and Maintenance
No-till Planters: Design Features, Adjustment and Maintenance - Videos Video Series
This video series covers components of a corn planter that are critical for successful no-till planting, beginning at the hitch point and continuing through to the closing wheels. More
Industrial Hemp Conference
Industrial Hemp Conference - Conferences Conferences

Industrial Hemp Conference

02/11/2020

乐动体育注册Wexford, PA

$75.00
Learn about Industrial Hemp production, plant health, and nutrition at this one-day conference. More
Nozzles on a boom sprayer (Penn State Weed Science, D. Lingenfelter)
Gramoxone/paraquat Training Required Before Use - News News
Certified applicators must successfully complete an EPA-approved training program before mixing, loading, and/or applying paraquat. More
Uneven crop residue distribution will result in poor no-till stands. Photo: Sjoerd Duiker.
No-till Planting Begins With Proper Residue Spreading at Harvest - Articles Articles
No-till crop production requires more advanced planning than tillage farming. In fact, no-till planting begins at harvest! It is very important to distribute crop residue evenly behind the combine to guarantee excellent results in the next crop. More
Weeds germinating in seedling wheat (D. Lingenfelter, Penn State Extension)
Fall Herbicide Options in Wheat and Barley - Articles Articles

Fall Herbicide Options in Wheat and Barley

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

As fall weeds compete with wheat and barley establishment, below are some herbicide options to consider. More
Photo credit: Jessica Williamson
Reducing the Risk of Nitrate and Prussic Acid Poisoning in Livestock - Articles Articles
Nitrate and Prussic Acid poisoning can be dangers to ruminant livestock when feeding warm season annual forages during certain times of the year. More
Burcucumber infested corn. Image credit: Penn State Weed Science
Harvest Aid Options in Corn and Soybeans - Articles Articles

Harvest Aid Options in Corn and Soybeans

乐动体育注册 Dwight Lingenfelter

Late season weeds can cause issues with corn and soybean harvest. Consider some of these harvest aid recommendations to manage problem weeds. More
Seed fills the warehouse of Local Seed Company in Jersey Shore, PA. Each inventory item adds complexity to Local’s inventory system and represents another item where they can make or lose money depending on market shifts. Image credit: Zach Larson
Where Does My Cover Crop Come From? Part 2. - Articles Articles
A bag of cover crop seed is more than just seed. It’s the product of a worldwide production system. More
Problem weeds in a pasture setting. (Source: Penn State Extension)
Biennial and Perennial Weed Control is Best in the Fall - Articles Articles

Biennial and Perennial Weed Control is Best in the Fall

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

Fall is an excellent time to control biennial and perennial weeds before they overwinter and become more difficult to manage next growing season. More
Figure 1. Corn Silage Harvest (Photo credit: Zachary Larson, Penn State Extension).
Corn Silage Dry Down Update: Week of September 10 - News News
Penn State Extension educators continue monitoring corn silage dry down across Pennsylvania. More
Figure 1. Planting date study at Landisville Research Station (Photo credit: Del Voight, Penn State Extension)
Minimize Soybean Harvesting Loss and Maximize Cost per Bushel - News News
Avoid delaying soybean harvest and minimize harvest losses. More
Harvesting swathed and field-dried cover crop seeds, as seen in this picture from Oregon, is a common practice in the industry (Photo credit: Oregon State University)
Where Does My Cover Crop Come From? Part 1. - Articles Articles

Where Does My Cover Crop Come From? Part 1.

乐动体育注册 Zachary Larson

A bag of cover crop seed is more than just seed. It’s the product of a worldwide production system. More
Figure 1. Harvesting corn silage (Photo credit: Penn State Extension)
Monitor and Control Weeds After Silage Harvest - News News
Control annual and perennial weeds after silage harvest or in fallow areas. Also, monitor Palmer amaranth that can still set seed yet this fall even after crop harvest. More
Ephemeral gully erosion in a no-till field. When rills or gullies are observed the tolerable soil loss level is already exceeded. Photo credit: Sjoerd Duiker
Armoring Your Fields to Avoid Erosion - Articles Articles

Armoring Your Fields to Avoid Erosion

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Soil erosion continues to be a concern on our cropland. The four types of soil erosion are discussed, what they mean, and what to do about them. More
Two Agronomists Needed for Western Pennsylvania
Two Agronomists Needed for Western Pennsylvania - News News
Penn State Extension is looking to fill two agronomy positions; one will be based in Mercer County and the other in either Westmoreland or Somerset counties. More
Across the state, we had good reports for the state’s corn and soybean crops. Both were promising at this site in Bedford County where (left to right) Dan Ream, Michael Mock and Russel Kyper assess soybeans. Zach Larson photo.
2019 Crop Conditions Tour Showcases Healthy Corn and Soybean Crops - News News
The 2019 growing conditions resulted in healthy corn and soybean crops, with promise for good yields this fall. More
Planting cover crops in corn silage stubble. (Penn State: Sjoerd Duiker)
Cover Crops after Corn Silage - News News

Cover Crops after Corn Silage

08/28/2019

Corn silage harvest has started; and this opens a great opportunity to establish cover crops. During this short window, your cover crop options are wide open. More
Managing Double Cropped Winter Annual Small Grains and Corn Silage
Managing Double Cropped Winter Annual Small Grains and Corn Silage - Articles Articles

Managing Double Cropped Winter Annual Small Grains and Corn Silage

乐动体育注册 Heather Karsten, Ph.D.

There are multiple benefits and some challenges associated with double cropping winter annual small grain silages before or after corn silage in Pennsylvania and regions with similar growing seasons. More
Corn Forage in Action. Photo credit: Patrick Mansell, Penn State
Ruminations from Ag Progress Days - News News
At Ag Progress Days, Penn State’s Agronomy Team members were involved with demonstrations, activities, and met stakeholders from around the state. More
Corn Silage, Photo Credit: Zachary Larson, Penn State
Monitoring Corn Silage for Dry Down - News News
Penn State Extension educators continue monitoring corn silage dry down across Pennsylvania. More
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