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Flint on Crops: Don’t Skip An Ounce of Prevention – Use Soybean Fungicides

Flint on Crops: Don’t Skip An Ounce of Prevention – Use Soybean Fungicides

👤By Ernie Flint, Regional Specialist – Agronomy, MSU 🕔Jul 31, 2016

Benjamin Franklin said that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” He must have been a very interesting fellow since he has been connected with the discovery of electricity while holding a wet kite string in a

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California Almonds: Harvest Gains Momentum, So Do Spider Mites – AgFax

California Almonds: Harvest Gains Momentum, So Do Spider Mites – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 31, 2016

Spider mites have blown up across a bigger part of our coverage area since our previous issue. As we noted in the last half of July, mites built quickly in some blocks that received a miticide with the hull split

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Cleveland on Cotton: Feed This Hungry Market Now! Here’s 7 Reasons Why…

Cleveland on Cotton: Feed This Hungry Market Now! Here’s 7 Reasons Why…

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University 🕔Jul 31, 2016

The cotton market ended a bullish week and month on a high note as the December ICE contract pulled above 74 cents on the weekly settlement. Funds drove the market higher, coupled with an assist from Mother Nature’s continued shun

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California Almonds: 2017 Pest Management Program Starts With Cracked Nuts

California Almonds: 2017 Pest Management Program Starts With Cracked Nuts

👤By Emily J. Symmes, Area IPM Advisor, Cooperative Extension, Butte County, California 🕔Jul 31, 2016

The beginning of almond harvest is upon us in the Sacramento Valley, and while the bulk of the in-season pest management decisions are behind us for 2016, now is the time for a key activity in your year-round IPM Program

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Arkansas Rice: Points On Harvest Timing, Yield Potential, Armyworms

Arkansas Rice: Points On Harvest Timing, Yield Potential, Armyworms

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service 🕔Jul 31, 2016

The long-term forecast says the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Some rain showers blew through many areas of the state over the past few days, particularly central and south.  However, some only got to watch it

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Georgia Peanuts: Herbicide, Fungicide, and Foliar Fertilizer Combinations

Georgia Peanuts: Herbicide, Fungicide, and Foliar Fertilizer Combinations

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔Jul 30, 2016

Growers should use caution regarding potential burn as a result of mixed chemical applications, but it’s not something can be eliminated due to weeds and diseases need to be addressed.

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California Almonds: Bacterial Spot Confirmed In Butte County

California Almonds: Bacterial Spot Confirmed In Butte County

👤By Danielle Lightle, Farm Advisor. Specialty: Orchard Systems in Glenn, Butte, and Tehama Counties, California 🕔Jul 30, 2016

While the disease bacterial spot has been identified in California since 2013, up until this year it was known only to occur in the northern San Joaquin Valley and as far north as Arbuckle. However, I was recently called out

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Florida Corn: Most Fields at Black Layer, Some Harvest Underway

Florida Corn: Most Fields at Black Layer, Some Harvest Underway

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida 🕔Jul 30, 2016

Corn is beginning to be harvested around North Florida this week. Most all of the corn planted in the area has reached “black layer” or physiological maturity.

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Tennessee Cotton: Red Leaves on Your Plants? It’s Important to Know Why

Tennessee Cotton: Red Leaves on Your Plants? It’s Important to Know Why

👤By Tyson Raper, Heather Kelly, and Frank Yin, University of Tennessee 🕔Jul 30, 2016

When leaf reddening appears late in the season, it commonly indicates a crop has been properly managed.  However, leaf reddening occurring earlier in the growing season may indicate the crop has or is experiencing some type of stress.

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Georgia Pecans: Fruit Thinning and Irrigation Scheduling

Georgia Pecans: Fruit Thinning and Irrigation Scheduling

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔Jul 30, 2016

For those brave souls willing to thin some nuts from heavily loaded trees, now is about the time for most of our mid-season cultivars. Varieties like ‘Creek’, ‘Stuart’ and ‘Cape Fear’ should be ready as early as this weekend and certainly by

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