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Mid-Atlantic Regional Agronomist Newsletter

December 2014

  • Nitrogen Management for Soybean
  • Nitrogen Sources Available to Soybean
  • 2014 Ohio Corn Performance Test: Regional Overviews
  • Drought-Tolerant Corn Hybrids: What is the Fit for Ohio?
  • Management of Winter Feeding Systems to Meet Your Livestock's Needs and Conservation Goals
  • Growing Season Changes in Soil Test Potassium Levels in IrrigatedCorn and their Potential
  • Impact on Soil Test K Recommendations
  • Fungicide Resistance in Fusarium graminearum: Why You Shouldn’t Worry.
  • Evaluating Starter Fertilizer Sources in Organic No-Till Corn Production
  • Is Soil Testing Pasture and Hay Fields Really That Important?
  • Estimating Mineralization Rate and Plant Available Nitrogen from Spent Mushroom Soil in
  • Irrigated Corn Production Systems
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover

 

September 2014

  • Managing Tall Fescue Toxins with Legumes
  • Global Positioning Systems, Geographical Information Systems and Precision Agriculture
  • Food Production: Meeting the Needs of a Growing Global Population
  • Yellowing in the Soybean Crop
  • Distinguishing Active from Inactive Nodules on Soybeans
  • Is It Time to Think about Renovating or Planting a New Pasture or Hay Field? Part 1: The Pre-Planning Process
  • Is It Time to Think about Renovating or Planting a New Pasture or Hay Field? Part II: Planning to Planting
  • Renovating or Planting New Pasture or Hay Field? Part III: Planting the Crop
  • Renovating or Planting New Pasture or Hay Field? Part IV: Managing Pasture and Hay Fields for Long-term Health
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover

June 2014

  • Advances in Silage Production
  • How Management Practices Affect Herbicide Resistant Weed Populations
  • Summer Annual Grasses: High Quality Summer Grazing!!!
  • Nitrate and Prussic Acid Poisoning in Summer Annual Forages
  • Establishing Small Grains with Vertical Tillage
  • Small Grain Forage Variety Testing in Virginia, 2014
  • Observations of Management Practices and Their Effect on Corn and Soybean Damage Due to Slug Feeding
  • Genetically Modified Crops and their Effect on Crop Production
  • The Green Revolution
  • Establishing and Managing Bermudagrass for Pasture and Hay
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover

March 2014

  • 2013 Ohio Corn Performance Test: Regional Overviews
  • What is Enogen Corn?
  • Chemical Management of Slugs in No-till Corn and Soybean Systems
  • Frost Seeding Pays Big Dividends
  • Feeding Value of Brown Midrib (BMR) Corn in Ruminants
  • Energy Intake, Adiposity (Body Condition) and Average Daily Gains: Metabolic/Nutrient
  • Interactions with Reproductive Function Driving Onset of Precocious Puberty in Beef Heifers
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover

September 2013

  • What's that Smell in the Barn? A Guide to Reducing Ammonia in Horse Barns
  • Energy Intake, Adiposity (Body Condition) and Average Daily Gains: Metabolic/Nutrient
    Interactions with Reproductive Function Driving Onset of Precocious Puberty in Heifers
  • Worried about ODS: Scout Orchardgrass Now to Check for Orchardgrass Decline Syndrome
  • Winter Grazing-How and When to Stockpile Tall Fescue
  • Delaware Ag Week 2014-Added Attraction for Corn Growers
  • Exciting Topics for Agronomy/Soybean Day during DE Ag Week on Jan. 16, 2014
  • 2013 Virginia Beginning Grazing School
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover

June 2013

  • A Summary of a Series of Irrigation Sessions Presented in Rockingham County, Virginia
  • A Summary of a Series of Irrigation Sessions Presented in Rockingham County, Virginia
  • Denitrification and Corn Fertilizer Programs
  • After the Flood: How much damage? What to Do?
  • It's Time to Increase Seeding Rates
  • Kudzu Bugs Now Found Infesting Soybean Fields in Virginia
  • Pasture Associated Laminitis: Be Aware of the Risks
  • Good Hay Storage is a Key Component in the Economics of Extending the Grazing Season
  • Pasture and Hay Fertilization before Summer’s Heat
  • Optimizing Pasture for Horses
  • Triticale-History and Use
  • Nutrient Dynamics in Cool-Season Pasture: Measuring Changes through Time
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover

March 2013

  • Effect of Cereal Cover Crop Species on Full Season Soybean Performance
  • Glyphosate-resistant Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Delaware
  • Managed Grazing for Improved Soil Health and Environmental Protection
  • Dry Cow Mastitis and Strategies Designed to Reduce the Risk of New Intramammary Infections(IMI) during the Dry Period
  • 2012 On-Farm Bio-Forage® Response Study
  • 2012 On-Farm Ratchet Response Study
  • 2012 On-Farm Molybdenum Response Studies
  • 2012 On-Farm Plant Stress Input Study
  • 2012 Soybean Planting Date Study
  • 2012 Soybean Induced Branching Study
  • Slug Management in Conservation Tillage Corn: Part I-Pre-Plant Shingle Trapping
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover

December 2012

  • Fall Fertilizer Nitrogen or No Fall Fertilizer Nitrogen for Wheat?
  • Winter Water for Horses
  • Survey for a Potential New Invasive Species, the Kudzu Bug (Megacopta cribraria), in Delaware Soybean Fields*
  • Management of the Stink Bug Complex in Delaware Soybean Fields*
  • Summary of 2012 Slug Management Program
  • Soil Nitrate Data from the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 2012
  • Heifer Mastitis: Subclinical and Clinical Intramammary Gland Infection in Prepartum Dairy Heifers
  • Spring Equine Pasture Management
  • When a Bale Isn’t a Bale: Changing the Hay Pricing Paradigm
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover

March 2012

  • Response of Full Season Soybean to Nitrogen Fertilizer
  • What's The Risk? Development of the 2012 Small Grain Crop and Potential for Spring Freeze Injury
  • Potential of Interseeding Cover Crops in Corn
  • An Integrated Approach to Weed Control in Pastures
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Vertical Tillage in Managing Slug Populations in No-till Corn Systems-First Year, 2011
  • Production and Culling Effects of Mastitis: Cost Considerations in Clinical Mastitis
  • Growin' good corn: Rocket science or common sense?
  • Getting Your Pastures Off to a Fast Start
  • A Quick Note on Cover Crop Management
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover

December 2011

  • Moldy Corn and Upright Ears
  • Understanding Corn Development as It Relates to Management Decisions in Irrigated Corn Production
  • Annual Ryegrass as a Component of Forage-Livestock Systems in the Mid-Atlantic Region
  • How Phosphorus is Lost from Farmland
  • Soybean Planting Population and Spacing Study
  • Sorghum Usage in the Shenandoah Valley
  • How Much Does That Hay Cost and What Should I Charge?
  • Corn Planter Unit Calibration Recommended to Maximize Profits
  • Should Farmers Invest in IRAÕs to Save Income Taxes?
  • Influence of Continuous No-till Corn for Silage Production on Soil Quality and Fertility
  • Have You Seen This Problem on First Year Timothy?
  • Timothy Decline Reminiscent of the Mid-Atlantic RegionÕs Orchardgrass Decline Syndrome
  • Forages in Your Future Focus of Hay and Pasture Conferences
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover

September 2011

  • Forage Crops and Phosphorus Fertilizer Supply
  • Hay Supplies are Tight and Prices High
  • Management of Drought Stressed Corn for Silage
  • The Importance of Understanding Horse Behavior
  • High Profit Beef Producers
  • Fall Pasture and Hay Fertilization
  • Dealing with Hurricane-Damaged Corn
  • Bovine Mastitis: Cow and Microbial Demographics in Endemic Intramammary Infections with Staphylococcus aureus
  • Hurricane Irene May Be Beneficial to Virginia Soybeans ...Still Lodging Will Lower Yield Potential
  • Thinking of Renovating or Planting a New Pasture or Hay Field?
  • A Comparative Analysis between Virginia and North CarolinaÕs Wine Industries
  • When to Worry about Hay Safety
  • Equine Laminitis
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover

June 2011

  • Emergency Forages for Feed
  • Getting the Most from Your Hay Operation (For Those Who Primarily Feed Their Own Hay)
  • Rotational Grazing Recycles Nutrients
  • The Management Calendar
  • Incorporating Summer Annual Grasses into Grazing Systems
  • Managing Nitrates in Forages
  • Bovine Mastitis: An Overview of Somatic Cell Counts, Bulk Tank Somatic Cell Counts, and Subclinical Infections
  • Conservation Methods for No-Till Pumpkin Production
  • EQIP Conservation Activity Plans – An opportunity for NRCS Technical Service Providers
  • Some Common Types of Dry Fertilizers for Pastures
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Newsletter Web Address
  • Photographs for Newsletter Cover 

March 2011

  • Fusarium Head Blight Occurrence and Control in Virginia Wheat
  • Is It Time to Revisit Splitting Spring N Application on Winter Wheat
  • Spring Cover Crop Management
  • Time for Frost Crack Seeding of Small-Seeded Legumes
  • The GreenSeeker® Optical Sensor: Improving Nitrogen Utilization in Virginia Wheat and Corn
  • Managing Risks in Continuous Corn
  • 2010 Ohio Corn Performance Test: An Overview
  • Transgenic Products Evaluated in the 2010 Ohio Corn Performance Test
  • Will Your Crop Suffer from Sulfur Deficiency this Cropping Year?
  • Initial Results from the Mid-Atlantic Orchardgrass Survey
  • The Word is Out: Roundup Ready® Alfalfa Gains Approval for Spring Planting
  • Evaluating Alfalfa Stands in the Spring
  • Managing Drought in Grazing Systems
  • Do We Need to Add Sulfur for Agronomic Crops in the Shenandoah Valley?
  • Sub Acute Rumen Acidosis (SARA): Gastrointestinal Events and their Consequences for Dairy Cows
  • Virginia Forage and Grassland Council to Hold Fencing Schools
  • "Grandin, Provenza, and Anderson" Available on DVD
  • Notices and Upcoming Events

September 2010

  • Small Grain Forage Variety Testing in Virginia, 2010
  • Using Crabgrass on Feeding Sites as a Summer Cover Crop
  • Hay Feeding and Nutrient Imports to Pasture
  • Stockpiling for Winter Grazing in Drought Years: A Leap of Faith
  • To Seed or Not Seed, Fertilize or Not Fertilize Forages?
  • Metabolic Stress Associated with Nutrient Partitioning in US Cattle with High Genetic Merit for Milk Yields: Metabolic Profiles as windows for Reproductive Inefficienc
  • Temple Grandin and Fred Provenza to Speak at the 2011 Winter Forage Conferences in Virginia
  • Notices and Upcoming Events

June 2010

  • Corn Fertility Update – 2010
  • Those Pesky Interveinally Chlorotic Corn Leaves
  • 6 June 30th Virginia Cooperative Extension will Retire 75 Years of Experience in Farm
  • Management and Marketing
  • Former Agricultural and Applied Economics Department Head Dies at 75
  • Making Hay on Shares: What is a Fair Division of the Crop?
  • My Top 11 Pitfalls in Farming
  • The Management Calendar
  • How Much Time Does it Take to Plant My Crops?
  • How Much Do Improved Forages Boost Pasture Productivity?
  • 2009 Soybean Cyst Nematode Survey Results
  • Managing Compaction on Pastures when Soil Moisture Content is High
  • Hay and Pasture and Potash
  • Consider Temporary Annual Forage Crops for Fields to be Planted Later this Year
  • Check Soybeans for Manganese (Mn) Deficiency
  • Notices and Upcoming Events

March 2010

  • Development of an On-Farm Soybean Management Network
  • How Well Does Slug Bait Work?
  • Comparing Methods to Establish Clover in Permanent Pasture
  • Pugged Pastures: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Winter Grazing Strategies and Observations
  • Greg Judy Challenges Grazing Paradigms at Winter Forage Conferences
  • Sweet Sorghum Grain and Biomass for Ethanol
  • Variety Screening Trial on Delmarva - 2nd Year
  • Weed Management in Summer Annual Grass Crops
  • Sustaining Reproductive Fertility in Dairy Cattle: The Role of Artificial Insemination
  • "Managing Risk in Cow-Calf Systems" Available on DVD
  • Notices and Upcoming Events

December 2009

  • Ten Crop Management Practices for Optimizing Profit
  • Are Non-Transgenic Corn Hybrids a Viable Alternative to Stacked Trait Hybrids?
  • Arrested Ears and Other Ear Oddities Revisited
  • Pasture Associated Laminitis: "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
  • Survey of Nematode Populations and Prevalence in Virginia Corn Fields, 2007 and 2008
  • Suggested New Year’s Resolutions for 2010
  • Spring Grass: A Grazier’s Dream and Nightmare
  • Biodiversity Tastes Good and Might Even be Good for You
  • Anestrous, Anovular Cattle, Synchronization Programs and Reproductive Efficiency
  • Embryonic Survival, Embryonic Death and Subfertility in Lactating Dairy Cattle
  • Virginia Forage-Beef Summit Hits a Home Run
  • "2009 Virginia Forage-Beef Summit" Available on DVD
  • Notices and Upcoming Events

December 2008

  • Establishing Cereal Cover Crops – What is the Best Method?
  • Wheat Nitrogen Management in 2009
  • 2008 Ohio Corn Performance Test – Have Triple and Quad Stacks Become the New "Conventional" Hybrids?
  • 2008 Ohio Corn Performance Test: An Overview
  • Key Steps in Corn Hybrid Selection in 2009
  • Effect of Nitrogen Rate on Corn Hybrid Performance
  • Benefit of Urease and Nitrification Inhibitors with UAN for Corn Sidedress Applications
  • Building Stronger Nutrient Cycles in Virginia’s Pastures: The Role Grazing Management
  • To Hay or Not to Hay?
  • What Does that Bale of Hay Really Cost?
  • Rotational versus Continuous Grazing: Who wins?
  • Twinning and Double Ovulation in Dairy Cattle: Inheritance and Sub fertility Problems
  • 2008 Delaware Soybean Variety Trial Results
  • If You Missed the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Dairy Grazing Conference
  • Professional Crop Producers Conference
  • Back to Reality!
  • Profitable Approaches for Managing Forage-Based Operations in the 21st Century
  • Notices and Upcoming Events

September 2008

  • Foliar Fungicides on Wheat
  • Cereal Rye Cover Crop and Dairy Farms
  • A Match That Makes $ense
  • Timed Artificial Insemination Programs, Economic Considerations and Dairy Profitability
  • Fertilizers: Fall 2008
  • Getting Legumes into Your Pastures
  • Building Stronger Nutrient Cycles in Virginia’s Pastures: Managing for Legumes
  • Harvesting Wet Hay Can Result in Hay Fires
  • Managing Pasture Nutrients in Times of High Fertilizer and Hay Costs
  • ASA/DuPont Young Leader Program
  • Mid-Atlantic Dairy Grazing Conference and Organic Field Day
  • Forage-Beef Summit to Address Key Issues Facing Virginia’s Livestock Industry
  • Notices and Upcoming Events

June 2008

  • Wheat Test Weight Declines with Delayed Harvest
  • Wheat Lodging
  • Building Stronger Nutrient Cycles in Virginia's Pastures
  • "Drought Proofing Your Pastures" Conference Available on DVD
  • Bread Wheat, Organic Production Workshop, and Three State Organic Grains Tour
  • Sprayer Traffic Damage to Narrow-Row Reproductive-Stage Soybeans
  • Fat Liver and Reproductive Dysfunction in the Post Partum Cow
  • Notices and Upcoming Events

March 2008

  • What is a Falling Number and What Does It Mean About Your Wheat?
  • Wheat Nutrition-Secondary Macronutrients and Micronutrients
  • Wheat Nutrition-Adding an Extra Touch
  • No-till Corn Planting into Rye Cover Crop Residues
  • Effects of Twin Row Spacing on Corn Silage Growth Development and Yield in the Shenandoah Valley
  • Performance of Early Maturing Soybean Varieties in Pennsylvania
  • Corn Ear Formation: Effects of Early Season Dry Weather
  • Survey of Nematode Populations and Prevalence in Virginia Corn Fields, 2007
  • Improving the Efficiency of Surface Applied Poultry Manure in No-till Corn Production
  • Pastures Need Time to Adapt to Drought Stress
  • Why Shouldn't I let the Animals Graze that Close
  • Legume-Associated Frothy Bloat in Cattle
  • The Role of Nutrtion and Metabolic Controls in Subfertility of Lactating Dairy Cattle
  • Notices and Upcoming Events

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