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California Almonds: Dealing with Nutrient Deficiencies in a Wet Spring

California Almonds: Dealing with Nutrient Deficiencies in a Wet Spring

👤By Joseph Connell, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Potassium, zinc, iron, and manganese nutrient deficiency symptoms are more prevalent where soils are wet, cold, and saturated. Reduced root activity and nutrient uptake can produce pale leaf color or interveinal chlorosis (pale or yellowing between the veins in the

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Arkansas Rice: Planting Over 80% Complete; Time for Weird Problems?

Arkansas Rice: Planting Over 80% Complete; Time for Weird Problems?

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Crop Progress Rice planting progress is likely up around 80-85% this week. This is near record progress behind only 2012. Luckily conditions seem very reminiscent of 2012 which turned out to be a boon for growers when they broke the

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Welch on Wheat: Marketing Year Exports Up 32% Over Last Year

Welch on Wheat: Marketing Year Exports Up 32% Over Last Year

👤By Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Market Situation Crop Progress. The condition of the U.S. and Texas wheat crops again showed improvement in this week’s Crop Progress report. For all U.S. winter wheat, the percent rated fair declined by 1 and excellent category increased by 1.

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Welch on Grain: Corn Feed Use on Par with Average, Ethanol Usage Running Ahead

Welch on Grain: Corn Feed Use on Par with Average, Ethanol Usage Running Ahead

👤By Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Market Situation Crop Progress. This week’s Crop Progress report for week #15 showed U.S. corn planting at 6% complete as of April 16th. This is right at the average for this early in the season. The midpoint of planting usually

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Rose on Cotton: Crop Worth Less in the Future? Time to Get Some Protection Now.

Rose on Cotton: Crop Worth Less in the Future? Time to Get Some Protection Now.

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Apr 21, 2017

The bulls were again winners in an exciting week for longs and producers. In last week’s report, I said the markets bias would be near unchanged to a bit lower. I was wrong.   Despite the impending First Notice Day,

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Oklahoma Cotton: Planting Strategy; Seeding Rate; Root Rot Control

Oklahoma Cotton: Planting Strategy; Seeding Rate; Root Rot Control

👤By Randy Boman, Oklahoma State University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Successful Planting Strategy Next to variety selection, most likely the next very important decision a producer makes is when to plant. The single most important issue to recognize is that cotton seedlings can be damaged by cool, wet soils. Depending

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Did It Cost to Produce a Crop in 2016?

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Did It Cost to Produce a Crop in 2016?

👤By Bradley Zwilling, Brandy Krapf, and Dwight Raab, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 21, 2017

In 2016, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $886 in the northern section, $870 in the central section for farmland with “high” soil ratings, $849 in the central section for farmland with

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Tennessee: Cotton Insect Scout School, Jackson, May 26

Tennessee: Cotton Insect Scout School, Jackson, May 26

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Apr 21, 2017

The University of Tennessee Cotton Insect Scout School is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson.

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Tennessee Cotton: Transform Again Available for Tarnished Plant Bug Control

Tennessee Cotton: Transform Again Available for Tarnished Plant Bug Control

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Apr 21, 2017

The EPA as once again approved the Section 18 application allowing the use of Transform WG to control tarnished plant bugs in cotton

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South Carolina Wheat: Pee Dee Field Are Flowering

South Carolina Wheat: Pee Dee Field Are Flowering

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Despite a little cold damage, we have a lot of good looking wheat out there.  A lot of our wheat is in the flowering stage right now. The tillers that were damaged by the cold have mostly turned brown now

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