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19 March 2014

Field Crop News for March 18, 2014

Field Crop News

The latest news from the Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crops Team.
March 18, 2014

In This Issue

1.        Weather Report for March 18, 2014
2.        Frost Seeding of Pastures
3.        Weed Control in Winter Wheat and Barley - Here we Focus on Chickweed and Roughstalk Bluegrass
4.        Roundup Ready 1 Soybeans: Can Seeds Be Saved This Fall?
5.        Tis the Season, Tax Season
6.        Pesticide License Questions, Check out PaPlants

1. Weather Report for March 18, 2014

It has been one of the colder starts to the year with most regions averaging 3 to 5 degrees below normal for the first 10 weeks of 2014, the coldest beginning since 1994.

2. Frost Seeding of Pastures

Now that the snow cover has melted over much of the Commonwealth, we can begin to think of some late winter and early springtime tasks. One of the first on your list should be evaluating the condition of your pastures. If stands are thin, consider frost seeding as an option to thicken your pasture.

ALS resistant chickweed in barley3. Weed Control in Winter Wheat and Barley - Here we Focus on Chickweed and Roughstalk Bluegrass

One of the first field activities of the spring is spraying small grains. This article provides some results on a small grain herbicide trial conducted last year in Lancaster County.

4. Roundup Ready 1 Soybeans: Can Seeds Be Saved This Fall?

It may be possible for growers to be issued a license to replant seed from original Roundup Ready varieties in 2015 if certain conditions are met, but this will be determined by each seed supplier.

5. Tis the Season, Tax Season

There are 28 days remaining to file your individual taxes, April 15th will be here soon.

6. Pesticide License Questions, Check out PaPlants

Do you need a few more pesticide credits before the end of the March and are not sure where to get them or are you not sure if you have enough credit? The PaPlants website can answer those questions.


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