Lebanon Crop Management Video


13 March 2017

Pa Premise ID

Del Voight - Penn State Extension
I misplaced my I.D had to find out that to order RFID tags. If you lose yours here is some useful info.

Please note that long-time PDA employee Ron Miller retired in August, 2016. Ron handled all premises ID questions for many years. We wish him the best.

Moving forward, your contact to establish and verify livestock Premises IDs in Pennsylvania is Allie Steck (asteck@pa.gov).




Bob Mikesell, PhD
Senior Instructor
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Department of Animal Science
Penn State University

06 March 2017

07 February 2017

Winter Cutworm activity in the Lebanon Area

Del Voight - Penn State Extension
I was passing through the Master Gardner office and noticed that they were inspecting this pest on turf.  Unusual to see active cutworms and snow at the same time.  I took these images and sent to Dr Tooker where he I.D them as Winter Cutworm Noctua Pronuba or yellow underwing.  These were found in the turf area. However they can inflict damage to rye, pastures and other winter growing crops so be on the look out.  There are a number of entomologic sources online to assist in the background of the pest.  If there are 6 to 8 larvae per foot it would pay to spray depending on size. These were rather large and will likely transition to the adult stage and mate and start the process over so keep this in mind.