Pennsylvania Corn: Caterpillar Damage in Your Ears Sep 23, 2022

    🕔Sep 23, 2022
    When silage harvest is underway, folks scout their fields to assess crop progress. This effort, of course, includes inspecting plants and opening husks, and some people find insects and damage […]

    Preparing Grain Storages for Harvest Aug 25, 2022

    🕔Aug 25, 2022
    As we approach corn grain harvest, we thought it was good to remind folks to properly prepare grain storages. Several species of beetles and moth caterpillars can attack stored grain. […]

    Pennsylvania: Corn Leaf Aphid, an Argument Against Tank Mixing Insecticides Jul 31, 2022

    🕔Jul 31, 2022
    This time of year, more and more farmers are considering applying fungicides to their maturing corn crops. At the same time, many will convince themselves that there must be value […]

    Pennsylvania Corn: Scout for Western Bean Cutworm Jul 23, 2022

    🕔Jul 23, 2022
    Western bean cutworm is active in Pennsylvania corn fields so it would be wise to scout fields for eggs and young caterpillars to understand the threat that this pest species […]

    Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Scout Fields for Pests Active in Hot, Dry Conditions Jul 15, 2022

    🕔Jul 15, 2022
    While much of the state is experiencing sustained dry weather, it is a good time to consider a few invertebrate pest species (two insect species and one mite species) that […]

    Pennsylvania Corn: Stink Bug Damage to Vegetative Plants Jul 10, 2022

    🕔Jul 10, 2022
    When most corn plant are growing quickly this time of year, scouting can reveal aberrant plants that stick out like sore thumbs. In the last week, we have received a […]

    Pennsylvania Corn, Wheat: Be On Lookout For True Armyworm Jun 18, 2022

    🕔Jun 18, 2022
    True armyworm is a pest that migrates from south states every spring, and in some years the pest populations we receive can be large. Fortunately, this does not seem to […]

    Pennsylvania Small Grains: Beware Hessian Fly and Aphids in Fall-Planted Crops Oct 13, 2021

    🕔Oct 13, 2021
    With silage harvest progressing, many farmers in Pennsylvania are turning, or have turned, their attention to establishing small grains. With fall-established small grains, it is wise to be aware of […]

    Pennsylvania: Be Prepared for Slugs Apr 23, 2021

    🕔Apr 23, 2021
    In recent days, cool and wet weather across most of the state is creating what appear to be ideal conditions for slugs. In some parts of Pennsylvania, the development of […]

    Pennsylvania Corn: Which Bt Traits Are Right for Your Operation? Sep 27, 2019

    🕔Sep 27, 2019
    Now that we have entered autumn, many farmers are starting to think about buying corn seed for 2020. This is the perfect time to reflect upon the value of the […]


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