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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
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
Crops Conference
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Crops Conference

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These one-day seminars offer opportunities to earn pesticide, nutrient management and certified crop adviser credits, and to learn about key current crop management issues. More
Start Clean and Stack the Deck Against Cereal Killers
Start Clean and Stack the Deck Against Cereal Killers - Articles Articles

Start Clean and Stack the Deck Against Cereal Killers

乐动体育注册 Alyssa Collins, Ph.D.

Take actions now that will enhance your winter small grains health this fall and into the next year. 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
Diverse crop rotations at Rock Springs research site
Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems Research Tour - Workshops Workshops
Learn about innovative practices for managing crops, nutrients, pests, and beneficial insects on dairy farms More
Flushing the spray tank, hoses, boom, and nozzles with clean water is the first step applicators should take to minimize crop injury from previous pesticide residues. Photo Credit: Penn State Pesticide Education Program.
Play it Safe…Clean Your Sprayer Equipment Before and After Each Use - News News
Cleaning your sprayer to prevent potential crop injury is worth the time; learn how below. More
Minor slug damage on a corn plant in Dauphin County, June 4, 2019. Photo: Liz Bosak.
Pennsylvania Slug Monitoring Project in 2019 - News News
The PA Slug Project is back for its second year as part of the Soybean On-Farm Network, funded by the Pennsylvania Soybean Board. Despite the wet weather, minimal slug damage on field crops occurred this past week. More
Figure 1. A tiger beetle species that can be found in Pennsylvania crop fields. Photo by Ian Grettenberger, Dept. of Entomology, Penn State.
Using Integrated Pest Management to Balance Soil Health and Insect Management - Articles Articles
Research Spotlight. Novel research is exploring how insecticides and fungicides influence soil health. More
The Penn State Agronomy Guide
The Penn State Agronomy Guide - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

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The Agronomy Guide provides comprehensive information on crop, soil, and pest management for farms of all sizes. More
Crimson clover and annual ryegrass.
Cover Crop Plot Tour - Workshops Workshops
See up and coming cover crop species during this field tour. More
Brown marmorated stink bugs on soybeans in Clinton County. Most soybean fields in Pennsylvania are in growth stage R6 or later and so are past the point when insects, like stink bugs, or diseases will reduce yield. Image Credit: Greg Roth
Soybean Sentinel Plot Program September 11, 2018 - News News
With soybean maturity approaching in most fields, insects and diseases are becoming less relevant, but most pest populations remain low. More
Life stages of the Spotted Lanternfly. Credit: Penn State Extension
Spotted Lanternfly is on the Move - News News
Spotted Lanternflies are now in the adult life stage and are much more mobile. More
Corn earworm (CEW) and feeding on corn ear tip. Image credit: Rachel Milliron.
Identifying Corn Earworm - News News

Identifying Corn Earworm

09/05/2018

Finding corn ears with feeding on the ear tip? More
Weeds growing in small grain stubble during late summer (PSU Weed Science, D. Lingenfelter)
Late Weed Control and Burndown Considerations Before Planting Fall Crops - Articles Articles
Suggestions are provided to prevent weed seed production at this time of year to reduce the weed seedbank for next season. More
A soybean plant with Sudden Death Syndrome
Soybean Sudden Death and Brown Stem Rot: How to Tell the Difference - Articles Articles

Soybean Sudden Death and Brown Stem Rot: How to Tell the Difference

乐动体育注册 Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Adriana Murillo-Williams

These two nasty soybean diseases can be hard to tell apart. Learn what to look for so you can know your enemy. More
Figure 1. Wax moth larvae killed by Metarhizium infection. Metarhizium spores contact, germinate, infect, and ultimately kill insect pests. Photo credit: Nick Sloff, Penn State Department of Entomology
Managing a Beneficial Soil Fungus for Insect Control - Articles Articles

Managing a Beneficial Soil Fungus for Insect Control

乐动体育注册 Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., Imtiaz Ahmad, Christina Voortman

Pest suppression is an important function of healthy soil. The effects of cover crops and soil characteristics on a beneficial fungus are being examined. More
Japanese beetle in soybeans. Image Credit: Anna Busch
Soybean Board Sentinel Plot Program Report for July 11, 2018 - News News
Our soybean sentinel plots continue to have minor insect and disease populations, but walk your own fields to see what is active at your place. More
Timing corn planting with black cutworm instar development is important for preventing damage to young corn seedlings. Photo credit: Roger Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bugwood.org.
Black Cutworm Management in Organic Field Corn - Articles Articles

Black Cutworm Management in Organic Field Corn

乐动体育注册 Kristy Borrelli, Ph.D.

Ecological pest management and cultural strategies are the best method for protecting crops against black cutworm damage on organic farms. More
Adult Marsh slug. Photo: Anna Busch
Pennsylvania Slug Monitoring Project Update - News News
It looks like this spring farmers are getting a break from slug ravaged fields. In most PA Slug Project fields, populations remain low. More
Black cutworm. John Capinera, University of Florida, Bugwood.org
Black Cutworm Moths and Slugs are Becoming Active - Articles Articles

Black Cutworm Moths and Slugs are Becoming Active

乐动体育注册 John Tooker, Ph.D.

Small numbers of black cutworm moths are arriving in Pennsylvania, while slugs are hatching from their eggs. Watch wet fields for slug damage as crops emerge. More
New Pesticide Application Record Keeping Manual Available
New Pesticide Application Record Keeping Manual Available - News News
The new Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual is a 40 page spiral bound booklet with useful tables and information. More
Photo Caption: Nozzles, Nicole Santangelo, PSU
What’s New in Weed Control 2018: Label Updates - Articles Articles
Learn new product labels and label updates for the 2018 season. More
Palmer Noxious Weed by PSU
Noxious Weed Act Signed Into Law on October 30, 2017 - Articles Articles

Noxious Weed Act Signed Into Law on October 30, 2017

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

The new Pennsylvania Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act will help protect your farm or property from some newer invasive noxious weeds. More
Photo Caption: Deer in Winter, Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
Deer Control Options for Farmers and Landowners - Articles Articles

Deer Control Options for Farmers and Landowners

乐动体育注册 Andrew Frankenfield

Crop damage caused by deer is a reoccurring theme for farmers. Learn about the management options available to control deer populations. More
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