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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
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
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
Learn the value of cover crops, like sunn hemp shown here at the Making Cover Crops Pay workshop series. Zach Larson photo
New Workshop Series Highlights the Value of Cover Crops - News News
Find out what cover crops are worth to you and your farm at this workshop focused on cover crop management. 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
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
Widespread use of cover crops in Pennsylvania leads farmers to look for seed options. Image credit: Sjoerd Duiker
Cover Crop Seed Options - News News

Cover Crop Seed Options

09/17/2019

Whether you buy cover crop seed from a dealer or use bin-run seed, these guidelines will insure you get satisfactory results and comply with the laws of the land. 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
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
Rotating livestock frequently can help reduce pasture damage during wet seasons.
Preventing Pasture Damage During Prolonged Periods of Wet Weather - Articles Articles
Managing pastures during extended wet periods and after heavy rains can be a challenge. Steps to prevent further damage and repair existing damage are presented in the article. More
Cattle grazing a summer annual mixture in September.
Cropping Options After Small Grain Harvest - News News
Instead of leaving the land fallow after small grains, double crop soybeans, plant cover crops, or plant annual forages for grazing to improve your operation. More
Cows graze rye in the spring prior to corn planting. Image Credit: J. Williamson
Grazing Cover Crops Prior to Planting Corn - Articles Articles

Grazing Cover Crops Prior to Planting Corn

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Dwight Lingenfelter, Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Grazing cover crops can be an efficient way to extend the grazing season earlier in the spring. If you plan to plant corn after grazing, there are some important management considerations to help you get the most out of this system. More
Soybean acreage continues its upward trajectory, with 25% more acres than in 2012. Photo credit: Heidi Reed, Penn State Extension.
2017 Ag Census Shows Shifting PA Ag Landscape - Articles Articles
2017 showed increased soybean acres, no-till and cover crop adoption, Certified Organic and broiler farms, and beef cattle. More
Sprayer in a field. Credit: D. Voight.
Wheat Stand Assessment - Articles Articles

Wheat Stand Assessment

Delbert G. Voight, Jr

Early spring is the time to start thinking about whether to keep that wheat stand moving into this cropping year. There are three methods to do the assessment. More
Liquid manure being injected into a field. Credit: L. Ressler.
Manure Incorporation in No-Till Cropping Systems - Articles Articles

Manure Incorporation in No-Till Cropping Systems

乐动体育注册 Leon Ressler

Learn how manure incorporation and injection can change the way we manage our crops and nutrients. More
Planting Green 101: Penn State Research Summary
Planting Green 101: Penn State Research Summary - Articles Articles

Planting Green 101: Penn State Research Summary

乐动体育注册 Heidi Reed, Heather Karsten, Ph.D., John Tooker, Ph.D., Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

This article explains the “why” and “how” of planting green with corn and soybeans, including practical management recommendations based on results from 3 years of research across 5 locations in Pennsylvania. More
The Penn State Agronomy Guide
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The Agronomy Guide provides comprehensive information on crop, soil, and pest management for farms of all sizes. More
Blake Vince, no-till grain farmer from Ontario, showcases a latex cast of earthworm burrows, old root canals, and cracks and fissures from his soil with PSU Extension Educator Claire Coombs. Sjoerd Duiker.
Northeast Cover Crop Council Conference Showcases Cover Crop Innovations - News News
This Conference featured a wide variety of cover crop presentations and networking opportunities for farmers, industry, government and non-government organizations, extension and research. More
Cover crops of rye or wheat established after corn or soybean grain harvest can still provide excellent soil protection in spring, recycle nutrients, and improve soil
There is Still Time to Plant Cover Crops - Articles Articles

There is Still Time to Plant Cover Crops

乐动体育注册 Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Getting cover crops established after corn or soybeans can be especially challenging due to delayed harvests. Nonetheless, farmers should still plant cover crops for many reasons. More
Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle
Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle - Articles Articles

Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle

乐动体育注册 Tiago Brandao Freitas, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Tara L. Felix

Feeding stored feeds in winter months is a major cost of beef cow-calf and backgrounding operations. Extending the grazing season by grazing corn crop residue may be an economically viable option for beef producers in Pennsylvania. More
Crimson clover and annual ryegrass.
Cover Crop Plot Tour - Workshops Workshops
See up and coming cover crop species during this field tour. More
A promising stand of alfalfa in bloom. Image Credit: Jessica Williamson
Fall Forage Establishment - Articles Articles

Fall Forage Establishment

乐动体育注册 Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Pasture managers and hay producers have a window of opportunity in the late summer and early fall to improve existing or establish new stands through seeding. More
Visiting a field in Somerset County are (left to right) Brian Ishman, Local Seed Company; Ed Kreider, GROWMARK FS; and Albert McIntier, Bedford Farm Bureau Co-op. Image Credit: Zach Larson
Pennsylvania Crop Tour Assesses 2018 Growing Conditions - News News
Good, but not record-breaking yields may be expected for many farms across the state. More
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