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Alabama

Alabama

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Alabama Peanuts: Moth Traps on Rise, Keep Watch for Caterpillars

🕔Aug 3, 2015We have detected a sudden increase in the activity of corn earworm (see map below), fall armyworm, and soybean looper moths in central and southeastern parts of Alabama. Although we have
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Arizona

Arkansas

Arkansas

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Arkansas Rice: Properly Managing Kernel and False Smut

🕔Aug 4, 2015Both kernel and false smut are severe in late planted susceptible rice. Under favorable conditions most of rice cultivars are susceptible including hybrid rice. Fields with history and excessive nitrogen
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California

California

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California: Almond Harvest Underway, Cotton Setting Bolls – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 2, 2015. WEATHER High pressure sat over the Great Basin, keeping cooler Pacific air from encroaching inland. Many locations reported their
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Colorado

Delaware

Florida

Florida

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Florida: Widespread Heavy Rainfall – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015Weather Summary: According to Florida’s Automated Weather Network (FAWN), rainfall ranged from 0.27 of an inch in Defuniak Springs (Walton County) to 8.43 inches at Balm (Hillsborough County). Per the
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Georgia

Georgia

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Georgia Corn: Heat Stress and Poor Pollination

🕔Aug 4, 2015A lot of corn grown in our area didn’t fully fill out and look like the corn in the picture. Most of this was due to poor pollination generally caused by
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California Almond Harvest: Serious Shaking In The Central Valley – AgFax

🕔Aug 2, 2015Almond harvest momentum has significantly picked up over the last week in both the San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento Valley. No yield reports yet.  
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Illinois

Illinois

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Illinois: Crops Progressing Rapidly – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 2, 2015. Hay cutting continued last week with the state experiencing warm, dry conditions. Statewide, precipitation averaged 0.62 inches, 0.13 inches
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Indiana

Indiana

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Indiana: June-July Rainfall Not a Record, but It’s Close

🕔Aug 3, 2015July rainfall combined with June’s historic rains to turn the two months into the second-wettest June and July on record in Indiana, according to the Indiana State Climate Office. Rainfall
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Iowa

Iowa

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Iowa: Humidty and Heat Aid Development – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015Although heavy rains were reported in some areas of the State; drier than normal conditions prevailed in other areas. Overall, Iowa farmers had 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the
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Kansas

Kansas

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Kansas: Crops in Mostly Good Condition – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 2, 2015. For the week ending August 2, 2015, the east half of the State received above normal temperatures, while the
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Kentucky

Kentucky

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Kentucky: Concern Over Yields, Quality – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015Crop progress for the week ending Aug. 2, 2015. Kentucky experienced above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.77 inches, 0.20
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Louisiana

Louisiana

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Louisiana Sorghum: Researchers Combat Aphids

🕔Aug 4, 2015Sugarcane aphids in Louisiana transitioned from sugarcane to grain sorghum in 2013 – some of the first such colonization in America. Since then, this invasive insect species has rapidly spread
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Mississippi

Mississippi

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Mississippi: Lack of Rain Slows Progress – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 2, 2015. Topsoil moisture supplies were 20 percent
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Missouri

Missouri

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Missouri: Irrigation Soil Moisture Sensor Conferences, Sikeston on August 11-12

🕔Aug 3, 2015Wireless Soil Moisture Sensor Conference & Tradeshow: This conference and tradeshow is specifically dedicated to the use of soil moisture sensors and will feature some of the country’s top experts
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Nebraska

Nebraska

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Nebraska: Lack of Moisture Causing Dryland Stress – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 2, 2015. For the week ending August 2, 2015, most of Nebraska received one inch of rain or less, according to
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North Carolina

North Carolina

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North Carolina Corn: Don’t Neglect Post-Harvest Pigweed Control

🕔Aug 4, 2015Hopefully, by now all cotton fields have been hand-weeded before viable seed were produced.  Hand-weeding is the first step and a big step in weed management for the following season.
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North Dakota

North Dakota

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North Dakota: Winter Wheat Harvest Underway – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 2, 2015. For the week ending August 2, 2015, strong winds over the northern half of the State caused varying amounts
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Ohio

Ohio

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Ohio Corn: 5 Tips for Pricing Silage

🕔Aug 4, 20151. Estimate grain yield using the Thomison (2013) method or other approach. 2. On average, in the lower Midwest, you get about 1 ton of corn silage (35% dry matter
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Oklahoma

Oklahoma

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Oklahoma: State Untouched by Drought – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015Crop progress for the week ending August 3, 2015. Much of the state continued to receive above average rainfall. Totals ranged from 0.07 of an inch in the South Central
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South Carolina

South Carolina

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South Carolina: Lack of Rain Hampers Progress – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015General According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s South Carolina Field Office, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 2, 2015. Precipitation estimates for
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South Dakota

South Dakota

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South Dakota: Wheat Harvest Ahead of Last Year, Behind Normal – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 2, 2015. For the week ending August 2, 2015, rainfall, averaging up to one inch, was received over much of the
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Tennessee

Tennessee

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Tennessee Cotton: Sulfur Deficiencies Becoming More Common

🕔Aug 4, 2015Sulfur (S) deficiencies have been becoming more common in cotton fields in recent years.
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Texas

Texas

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Texas Weather: Cotton Catching Up With Hot Weather

🕔Aug 5, 2015Cotton in the Texas South Plains and Rolling Plains typically remained two to four weeks behind in development, but current weather patterns are helping, said cotton agronomists. “You can almost
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Virginia

Virginia

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Virginia: Rains Help Some Areas, Leave Others Dry – USDA

🕔Aug 3, 2015Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 2, 2015. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other
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Tobacco: Drought, Heat Plague Flue-Cured, Rains Subside for Burley

🕔Aug 4, 2015Flue-cured harvest is underway but may be “a bit on the thin side” from lack of rains. Excessive rains have caused delays on other problems to the burley crop.
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