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North Alabama: Peanut Production Meetings Set For December 18

🕔Dec 5, 2017North Alabama growers will be given a chance to learn more about peanut production in the region during 2 upcoming meetings. The schedule: Monday, December 18 at noon at the
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Arkansas Cotton: County Variety Trial Update

🕔Dec 11, 2017Many producers are in the process of booking seed for next year.  There are several new varieties in new technologies that are worthy of a look. Variety selection is perhaps
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California Almonds: New Pesticide Labels Help Control Pruning Wound Infections

🕔Dec 11, 2017Topsin M WSP and Rally 40WSP now have 2EE labels to protect pruning wounds on almonds (and other stone fruit trees and/or grapes) from canker disease infection. These products should
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Georgia Cotton Production Workshop, Tifton, Jan. 31

🕔Dec 11, 2017The Georgia Cotton Commission will hold its 10th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 31, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The annual meeting is held in conjunction with the UGA
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Illinois Farm Business: Capital Purchases Down? Expect More Tax Liability.

🕔Dec 6, 2017Many Illinois grain farmers have reduced capital purchases in recent years, with prospects for further cuts in 2017 and future years. Overall, reducing capital purchases is a prudent step in
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Indiana Weather: Another Warm Winter? It Depends on La Niña.

🕔Dec 8, 2017According to the latest seasonal outlook from the Indiana State Climate Office based at Purdue University, Hoosiers could be in for a repeat of last winter, when a weak La
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AgFax Weekend: Lessons Learned 1983 vs. 2017 | Growth Strategies

🕔Dec 8, 2017In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Lessons Learned 1983 vs. 2017 | Growth Strategies | Sell your land or sell plus lease it back? | and more.
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Kansas: 5 Upcoming Farm Financial Workshops in Jan., Feb.

🕔Dec 8, 2017With farm profitability rivaling the low levels of the 1980s, K-State Research and Extension is offering confidential, one-on-one financial planning assistance to agricultural producers in five locations in early 2018.
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Michigan: Wheat Varieties Tested for Susceptibility to Pre-Harvest Sprouting

🕔Dec 7, 2017Pre-harvest sprouting is a serious grain quality concern for millers and farmers alike. Sprouting is when the seed breaks dormancy and creates enzymes to begin breaking down kernel starch. As
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Minnesota

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Minnesota: 5 Best Practices for Late Fall Fertilizer Management

🕔Dec 7, 2017Late fall can present challenges when it comes to fertilizer application. If you don’t apply fertilizer at the right time in the fall, you risk loss of nutrients via runoff.
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Flint on Crops: We Often Ignore Important Things – Commentary

🕔Dec 11, 2017Through the years since I started working with farmers in the mid 1970’s there has been a growing awareness of how many producers choose to bypass or intentionally ignore some
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Missouri

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Missouri Livestock: Cold Snap Brings Fescue Foot to Cows on Toxic Fescue Grass

🕔Dec 8, 2017A winter cold snap arrives. Cow’s blood flow slows. Cows start limping. It’s time to check herds for fescue foot. The first report of the disabling disease has come to
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Soybeans: Farmer Sets New Nebraska Yield Record, Credits Strong Start

🕔Dec 6, 2017Jimmy Frederick in Rulo, Nebraska, set a new state soybean yield record by making 163.9 bushels per acre this season, only a few bushels shy of beating the world record
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  • When Men Were Men…

    Some of the early testing of 2,4-D as a selective herbicide was done on the central campus of Iowa State University, starting in 1945, according to Bob Hartzler, ISA Weed Scientist. This particular picture is from 1948 or 1949, so it’s about 70 years old – obviously before OSHA or personal protection equipment came along. The post When Men Were Men… appeared first on AgFax Weed Solutions. […]

  • Palmer Amaranth: In The Midwest, It’s Not Your Father’s Pigweed

    Editor’s Note: Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University weed scientist, used this slide (see below) in a recent presentation, and it caught our eye when he recently posted it on Twitter. The slide says plenty about this history and progression of pigweeds in his state over several decades and it illustrates how much of a hit farmers The post Palmer Amaranth: In The Midwest, It’s Not Your Father’s Pigweed appeared first on AgFax Weed Solutions. […]

  • Australian Robots Gang Up On Weeds, Will See Commercial Use In 2018

    SwarmFarm® Robotics, an Australian startup, has developed an autonomous herbicide spot-spraying system that will go into commercial service in 2018 on a contract basis. Prototype machines have been in evaluations in Australia for the last couple of years in crop and turf production, among other settings. No word on pricing nor when the machines might The post Australian Robots Gang Up On Weeds, Will See Commercial Use In 2018 appeared first on AgFax Weed Solutions. […]

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South Carolina Crops: Peanuts May Lose Ground in 2018

🕔Dec 6, 2017Big crops in 2017 means South Carolina producers will have to adjust their budgets in 2018 to account for lower prices. This was the message Clemson agricultural economists Nathan Smith
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Texas: Bt Corn Update, and New Bt Trait Table Published

🕔Dec 11, 2017As final seed purchases are being made in the Texas Panhandle, here is a brief update on the status of Bt corn. But before your eyes glaze over from the
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Tobacco: Early Projections – Burley Contracts Down, Dark Contracts Stable

🕔Dec 7, 2017The global supply/demand balance for burley improved entering 2017 following three years of excess supplies and dwindling demand. The dark tobacco outlook looks much brighter than does burley’s.
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