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Latest Edition of Penn State Agronomy Guide Released
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 03/17/2023

Farm managers, producers and growers on farms of any size looking for the latest, research-based information on crop, soil and pest management can turn to the 2023-2024 edition of the Penn State Agronomy Guide, now available from Penn State Extension.

Published every two years, the Agronomy Guide features production information for corn, grain sorghum, soybean, small grains and forages. Topics covered include varieties, nutritional requirements, establishment and harvesting, storing seed and grain, and farm management and budgeting.

This comprehensive guide also contains recommendations for managing weeds, insects and diseases. In addition, producers can learn about managing soil health — including fertility management and nontraditional soil amendments — growing cover crops, enterprise budgeting, and the basics of organic crop production.

The publication draws from the knowledge and expertise of Penn State Extension specialists and educators in agronomy, entomology and plant pathology; scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Laboratory; seed, fertilizer, lime and pesticide industry personnel; and representatives of state government agricultural and environmental agencies.

This new edition includes the latest on new products and labels in weed and pest management. The guide also features new manure nitrogen availability factor tables.

The Penn State Agronomy Guide, which can be previewed and purchased online, is available in print ($35) or as a digital download ($15) at A bundle that includes both versions can be purchased for $45.

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