Alabama

Alabama

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Alabama Soybeans: Fall Armyworms Building In Northern Counties

🕔Aug 21, 2016Fall armyworms have been a problem for most Alabama farmers in pastures and hayfields during the summer months. Alabama Extension entomologists have spotted fall armyworms in soybean fields in north Alabama.
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Arizona

Arkansas

Arkansas

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Arkansas Rice: Story of Haves and Have Nots – A Roll of the Weather Dice

🕔Aug 26, 2016Crop Progress It’s a story of the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ in Arkansas rice at the moment.  You’re either fortunate enough to escape flooding damaging your rice crop, or
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California

California

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California: Rice Field Day, Biggs, Aug. 31

🕔Aug 26, 2016Extension entomologist Larry Godfrey  of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology will speak on “The Rice Insecticides: Maximize Use of IPM Tactics to Conserve These Products” at the annual California Rice Field Day, set Wednesday,
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Colorado

Delaware

Delaware

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Delaware Corn: Stalk Rots – What Causes Them and What Can You Do About It

🕔Aug 25, 2016Stalk rots are one of the most frequent and damaging issues for corn production.  Corn plants produce sugars (carbon) through photosynthesis.  These sugars are used as energy for growth and
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Florida

Florida

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Florida: Scout Fields to Avoid Minor Problems Becoming Major Ones

🕔Aug 26, 2016If I can give one word of advice, it is to get out into the fields and investigate. Crops in North Florida appear to be deteriorating rapidly in many instances
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Georgia

Georgia

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Georgia Peanuts: Weather Conditions Favorable for White Mold Disease

🕔Aug 26, 2016Harvest time may be less than a month away for many Georgia peanut farmers, but University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait insists there is still time to
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Illinois

Illinois

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Illinois Corn: New Disease Identified in DeKalb County

🕔Aug 26, 2016One positive sample of bacterial leaf streak was found in a corn field in DeKalb County, Illinois, its identification verified yesterday by the USDA. With this presence in Illinois, bacterial
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Indiana

Indiana

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Indiana Corn: Ear Rot Observed Across the State

🕔Aug 26, 2016Diplodia and Trichoderma ear rots have been observed across Indiana. As harvest begins, it is important to identify fields that may have ear rots to ensure timely harvest and proper
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Iowa

Iowa

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Iowa Corn: 10 Considerations for Aphid Management

🕔Aug 24, 2016In the past, corn leaf aphid could be a problem during corn tasseling. This species aggregated around the ear and silks, and sometimes their honeydew production interfered with pollination. But
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Kansas

Kansas

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Kansas: Abengoa Bioenergy Plant Auction Planned for October – DTN

🕔Aug 25, 2016Abengoa Bioenergy’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, could have a new owner by the end of October, an official with the company hired by Abengoa to sell the plant
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Kentucky

Kentucky

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Kentucky: Surge of Fall Armyworms May Affect Pastures, Cover Crops

🕔Aug 24, 2016Fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) do not survive the winter temperatures of Kentucky and surrounding states, and every year there is a northward migration in the continental U.S. These migrant moths
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Louisiana

Louisiana

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Louisiana Farmers Told to Expect Flood Disaster Aid

🕔Aug 26, 2016A series of meetings throughout south Louisiana were held by Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, to assure farmers that state and federal aid is
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Maryland

Michigan

Michigan

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Michigan Corn: Check for Western Bean Cutworm Damage Before Harvest

🕔Aug 26, 2016A lot of western bean cutworm damage is being found in central and southern Michigan, in both non-Bt and Bt corn (including Cry1F). I would appreciate any observations on percent
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Minnesota

Minnesota

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Minnesota Soybeans: Considerations for Late-Season Aphid Insecticide Applications

🕔Aug 24, 2016Soybean aphids and other insect pests are able to reduce soybean yield until the R6.5 stage (yellow pods begin) stage. You want to pay some attention to soybean insect problems
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Mississippi

Mississippi

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Cleveland on Cotton: Price Doldrums; Faux Egyptian Cotton; MSU Polyester

🕔Aug 26, 2016It happens every year, every August, even in July sometimes. I had written it off this year, thinking the market was too exciting, but the Dog Days of August have
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Missouri

Missouri

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Missouri: Farm Lease Program, Sept. 20

🕔Aug 25, 2016University of Missouri Extension agriculture business specialists discuss issues such as when a tenant should pay part of the rent, how and when to terminate a lease and how much
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Nebraska

Nebraska

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Midwest Crop Tour: Nebraska Est. Corn Yield 4% Down; Soybeans More Potential – DTN

🕔Aug 24, 2016Crop scouts on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour came into the week wondering if USDA’s August estimates could be right. The second day of tour made that question even
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Nevada

New Mexico

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  • Pennsylvania: Tour de Pigweed

    A group of us toured some Palmer amaranth and waterhemp infested farms on Monday, August 23. We started off at the Landisville Research Farm and headed south. We revisited some farms that we first visited in the fall of 2014 and although the problem still exists, these farmers are proactively trying to manage it. On The post Pennsylvania: Tour de Pigweed appeared first on AgFax Weed Solutions. […]

  • Minnesota: Palmer Amaranth – A New Weed Threat to Watch For

    Palmer amaranth is not native to the northern US, but has spread northward from southern states, being confirmed in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska (2011-2013), South Dakota (2014) and other northern states. In 2016, it was discovered in newly-seeded CRP land in Iowa, including Clayton County, just one county away from southeastern Minnesota. Why is The post Minnesota: Palmer Amaranth – A New Weed Threat to Watch For appeared first on AgFax Weed Solutions. […]

  • Iowa Weed Management: Palmer Pigweed – What We Know

    Palmer amaranth was first detected in Iowa in 2013 in Harrison County, and until recently the invasive weed had been found in four additional counties. About a month ago, two landowners (both professional agronomists) detected Palmer amaranth in fields planted in spring 2016 with native seed mixes for conservation purposes. In the time since those The post Iowa Weed Management: Palmer Pigweed – What We Know appeared first on AgFax Weed Solutions. […]

North Carolina

North Carolina

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North Carolina Bt Cotton: Managing Bollworms Through Season’s End

🕔Aug 23, 2016As predicted, we have had an extraordinary year for bollworms in Bt cotton, some growers stating that cotton looks like it did before Bt.  We can assure you that Bt
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North Dakota

North Dakota

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North Dakota: Further Declines in Cropland Values Likely

🕔Aug 23, 2016Three years ago in this news column, I stated, “No one knows the future, but there is a good possibility that we have seen the last of the rising land-value
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Ohio

Ohio

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Ohio Soybeans: Continue to Monitor Green Fields for Bean Leaf Beetles

🕔Aug 23, 2016As we get into the R5-R6 growth stage of soybean, now is the time to look out for pod and seed feeding insects, especially bean leaf beetles, grasshoppers, and stink
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Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Season in Full Swing

🕔Aug 24, 2016A critical component of soil management is to plant cover crops as soon as possible after harvest of the previous crop. Open fields after small grain harvest should be planted
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South Carolina

South Carolina

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South Carolina: Asian Soybean Rust Found in Colleton County

🕔Aug 26, 2016Last week rust was found in a field in Colleton County.  We have agents actively surveying in several other counties in the Savannah Valley.  Here are this week’s results: Joe
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South Dakota

South Dakota

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South Dakota Wheat Planting: Plan Ahead to Effectively Manage Diseases

🕔Aug 24, 2016A number of diseases can develop in winter wheat and their effective management involves taking some actions before planting. Some of the diseases that can develop during the fall include
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Tennessee

Tennessee

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Tennessee: Soybean Disease Field Day, Milan, Sept. 13

🕔Aug 26, 2016The University of Tennessee Soybean Disease Field Day will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13th, at the Milan Research and Education Center. 
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Texas

Texas

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Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Gin Demo on Rain Damaged Cotton from Hill, Wharton Counties

🕔Aug 26, 2016I know many of you have been concerned about what will happen with ginning if we can get it picked. I am hoping that as long as this stuff dries
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Virginia

Virginia

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Virginia Cotton: Last Effective Bloom Date Likely This Week

🕔Aug 23, 2016Some spotty rain in the region is allowing us to set some top crop.  Whenever that happens, the question always comes up about when is the last day a bloom
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