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Corn, Soybeans: When to Start Paying Attention to Crop Condition Ratings?

Corn, Soybeans: When to Start Paying Attention to Crop Condition Ratings?

👤by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois 🕔May 25, 2017

The USDA will report crop condition ratings for the 2017 U.S corn and soybean crops in the 18 major producing states in the weekly Crop Progress report beginning May 30 and continuing until harvest. Weekly crop condition ratings have been

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Peanuts: Argentina’s Crop Prospects Continue To Deteriorate

Peanuts: Argentina’s Crop Prospects Continue To Deteriorate

👤By Andrés H. “Hari” Georgalos, Georgalos Peanut World, Argentina 🕔May 25, 2017

Rains continue to complicate peanut harvest in Argentina and are leading to further deterioration of the crop, according to agronomists.   Starting on Wednesday, May 17, conditions worsened as a cold front moved into the southwestern portion of the production

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California Walnuts: Pruning Trial Field Day, Merced, May 31

California Walnuts: Pruning Trial Field Day, Merced, May 31

👤By David Doll, University of California 🕔May 25, 2017

A study evaluating central leader training, minimal pruning of walnuts in comparison to traditionally trained walnuts has been ongoing within Merced County for the past six years. Observations of the six year old orchard can occur during a field day being

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Diesel Prices Down Slightly, Gas Prices Climb

Diesel Prices Down Slightly, Gas Prices Climb

👤From the Energy Information Administation 🕔May 25, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell half a cent, remaining at $2.54 per gallon on May 22, 18 cents higher than a year ago. The East Coast and Midwest prices each fell one cent to $2.59 per gallon and

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Texas Cotton: Plains Weather a Mixed Bag, Crop Faring Mostly Well

Texas Cotton: Plains Weather a Mixed Bag, Crop Faring Mostly Well

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent 🕔May 25, 2017

General Status For the third straight year, cotton planting season for the Texas High Plains has been quirkily cool for extended periods bookended by shorter periods of the customary flash of summer heat. We rarely turn down a rain event

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Georgia Peanuts: When Does It Actually Pay To Replant? – Audio

Georgia Peanuts: When Does It Actually Pay To Replant? – Audio

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, Thomas County 🕔May 25, 2017

At what point does it pay to replant peanuts. Just as important, how long can you wait to actually make that decision. Listen to comments from Andrew Sawyer, Extension Agent inThomas County, Georgia. This is part of his South Georgia Pines podcast

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DTN Grain Open: Slight Strength Ahead of Exports

DTN Grain Open: Slight Strength Ahead of Exports

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔May 25, 2017

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: July corn was up 1 cent, July soybeans were up 2 1/4 cents, and July Chicago wheat was up 1 3/4 cents. CME Globex Recap: Corn, soybeans, and wheat are all starting a little higher early

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DTN Livestock Close: Lean Hogs Rally Early But Fade Late

DTN Livestock Close: Lean Hogs Rally Early But Fade Late

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔May 24, 2017

Despite an early round of buying energy, lean hog futures closed mostly lower. The cattle complex settled mostly lower, though contracts did finish well above early session lows. GENERAL COMMENTS The Fed Cattle Exchange Auction report Wednesday listed a total

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Tennessee: Follow Up Questions on Poor Pigweed Control with Dicamba

Tennessee: Follow Up Questions on Poor Pigweed Control with Dicamba

👤By Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee 🕔May 24, 2017

The blog on inconsistent dicamba performance on Palmer amaranth has caused some follow up questions.

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Tennessee Soybeans, Cotton: Late Horseweed Infestation Very Heavy in Some Fields

Tennessee Soybeans, Cotton: Late Horseweed Infestation Very Heavy in Some Fields

👤By Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee 🕔May 24, 2017

In a March blog I noted the lack of horseweed (marestail) in many fields but thought an April germination event of this weed could come late to the party and pose a problem.  On occasion I make a good guess,

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