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Cotton – Southwest Thrips Army Moving; Weeds are Breaking Through – AgFax

Cotton – Southwest Thrips Army Moving; Weeds are Breaking Through – AgFax

🕔May 31, 2017

Thrips, thrips, and more thrips – armies of them are moving out of wheat and invading young cotton in some Panhandle and South Plains areas as stand establishment increases. Read Blayne Reed’s report for the details. Fleahoppers, lygus and verde

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Rice Market: Cautiously Bullish on Long Grain.

Rice Market: Cautiously Bullish on Long Grain.

👤By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, University of Arkansas 🕔May 31, 2017

Domestic and global rice fundamentals remain bearish while U.S. acreage decrease may help firm near-term prices. Presently, I am cautiously bullish on U.S. long grain rice prices. The U.S. and global long grain rice market is a highly complex and

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Tennessee: Why Gramoxone Isn’t Controlling Palmer Amaranth

Tennessee: Why Gramoxone Isn’t Controlling Palmer Amaranth

👤 Larry Steckel, UT Extension Weed Specialist 🕔May 31, 2017

There have been some Gramoxone burndown applications that have left some Palmer amaranth survivors. This happens to some extent every year.  The cause of the problem is almost always coverage.

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Tennessee Cotton: Time to Scout for Palmer Amaranth Jailbreaks

Tennessee Cotton: Time to Scout for Palmer Amaranth Jailbreaks

👤 Larry Steckel, UT Extension Weed Specialist 🕔May 31, 2017

The very wet May has led to rapid degradation of the PRE applied herbicides in cotton.  In our tests at Jackson that were planted 21 days ago all the PRE applied herbicides have broken.  Some broke very quickly after application

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Tennessee: Will Pigweed Die after an Engenia or Xtendimax Application???

Tennessee: Will Pigweed Die after an Engenia or Xtendimax Application???

👤By Larry Steckel, UT Extension Weed Specialist 🕔May 31, 2017

The question of the week is will the Palmer amaranth die that is still green after an Engenia or Xtendimax application? The situation is that many pigweeds in some fields have not grown after an Engenia or Xtendimax application but

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Shurley on Cotton: At What Price Should You Reduce Your Risk?

Shurley on Cotton: At What Price Should You Reduce Your Risk?

👤By Don Shurley, Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics, UG 🕔May 31, 2017

According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, the US cotton crop was 63%  planted as of May 28th—essentially at the average for that date. In the Southeast, planting progress is at a normal level with exception of North Carolina

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DTN Livestock Close: Futures Surge Higher in Late-May Rally

DTN Livestock Close: Futures Surge Higher in Late-May Rally

👤By Rick Kment DTN Analyst 🕔May 31, 2017

Triple-digit gains developed across cattle and hog futures as traders moved into the livestock complex on the last trading session of the month. This renewed support continues to offset the aggressive losses seen last week and puts the focus on

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DTN Grain Close: Uninspired Finish

DTN Grain Close: Uninspired Finish

👤From DTN 🕔May 31, 2017

July corn took a nickel back from Tuesday’s 7 1/4-cent loss after USDA’s corn crop ratings confirmed weeks of reports of too much moisture in the eastern Midwest. July Chicago wheat ended down a quarter-cent, an uninspiring finish to a

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Corn Market Choices: Moving Averages or Donchian’s Trend Tracking? – DTN

Corn Market Choices: Moving Averages or Donchian’s Trend Tracking? – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔May 31, 2017

So far in 2017, December corn has kept a low profile, trading in a narrow range between $3.78 1/4 and $4.04. But the seasonal clock is ticking, and we are entering the time of year when prices typically turn more

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DTN Livestock Midday: Triple-Digit Gain Across Livestock Futures

DTN Livestock Midday: Triple-Digit Gain Across Livestock Futures

👤By Rick Kment DTN Analyst 🕔May 31, 2017

End-of-month buying is quickly developing in cattle and hog markets. This is quickly affecting all markets with triple-digit gains seen across the complex. Strong technical and fundamental support continues to be seen across the lean hog market, leading to additional

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