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California Almonds: Nickels Soil Lab Annual Field Day Set For May 19

🕔Apr 30, 2016

The annual Nickels Soil Lab Field Day kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the facility, which is located on Marine Avenue in Arbuckle. The program gets underway at 9 a.m. Scheduled topics include: Site specific irrigation

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AgFax Weekend: Fertilizer Pre-Orders Down; Grain Price Swings; Drones Used in Control Burns

AgFax Weekend: Fertilizer Pre-Orders Down; Grain Price Swings; Drones Used in Control Burns

🕔Apr 30, 2016

This week’s AgFax Weekend features market articles; crop commentaries and field advice and more.

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Cotton: Brake F16 – Follow With a Postemergence Program

Cotton: Brake F16 – Follow With a Postemergence Program

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 30, 2016

Brake F16 recently received full registration for use on cotton.  It is a mixture of fluridone and fomesafen (fomesafen is the active ingredient in Reflex).  Brake F16 was available under a Section 18 Exemption in 2015, and Brake F2 (different

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Cleveland on Cotton: Good Weather Kicks Off Planting; 62 Cent Bottom

Cleveland on Cotton: Good Weather Kicks Off Planting; 62 Cent Bottom

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University 🕔Apr 30, 2016

Cotton prices spent the week in a back and fill mode as Thursday’s settlements were essentially the same as the prior week’s closes. Early trading on Friday was marginally higher, but within the 62-64 cent range for active contract months.

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California Almonds: Organic Learning Opportunity – Arbuckle, May 19

👤From a press release 🕔Apr 30, 2016

Want to learn more about organic almond production. That’s the focus of a field day set for Thursday, May 19, at the Nickels Soil Lab on Marine Ave. in Arbuckle. The event starts at 2 p.m. and follows the lab’s

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Texas Cotton: First Blooms In Lower Rio Grande Valley

Texas Cotton: First Blooms In Lower Rio Grande Valley

👤By Danielle Sekula-Ortiz, Extension Agent-IPM, Weslaco, Texas 🕔Apr 29, 2016

Cotton continues to look good, with stands throughout the Valley ranging anywhere from 4 to 16 true leaves. This week we saw some of the first blooms on older cotton that was 9 to 12 NAWF. The majority of cotton

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Arkansas Soybeans: Kudzu Bugs Poised to Threaten Crops

Arkansas Soybeans: Kudzu Bugs Poised to Threaten Crops

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 29, 2016

Kudzu bugs, silently building their numbers since 2014, are now poised to be a threat to the state’s soybean crop. Gus Lorenz, extension entomologist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said he and his staff have received

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Nebraska: Research Drone Successfully Used for Prescribed Fires

Nebraska: Research Drone Successfully Used for Prescribed Fires

👤By Leslie Reed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communications 🕔Apr 29, 2016

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have successfully used a specially designed drone to ignite prescribed fires in 26 acres of restored tallgrass prairie at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice. In addition to testing the capabilities of the unmanned aircraft system under

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Arkansas: Planting Hectic as Weekend Rains Loom

Arkansas: Planting Hectic as Weekend Rains Loom

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 29, 2016

As afternoon rains began to fall over Newport and elsewhere in northern Arkansas on Wednesday, Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, was working as fast as he could to finish the last

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Soybeans: New Generic Roundup Ready Variety Offers Higher Yields

Soybeans: New Generic Roundup Ready Variety Offers Higher Yields

👤By Fred Miller, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 29, 2016

The second soybean variety based on Roundup Ready technology from the University of Arkansas offers higher yields and a more upright plant than its predecessor, said soybean breeder Pengyin Chen. Chen said UA 5715GT — “GT” stands for glyphosate tolerant —

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