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Michigan: Check Pesticide Labels for Pre-Harvest Intervals

Michigan: Check Pesticide Labels for Pre-Harvest Intervals

👤By John Stone, Michigan State University Pesticide Safety Education Program 🕔Aug 31, 2017

The pre-harvest interval (PHI) on a pesticide label is a time period following a pesticide application when a crop must stay in the application site and cannot be removed from there. Brokers, co-ops and other receivers of commodities for processing

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Michigan: Understanding Growing Degree-Days

Michigan: Understanding Growing Degree-Days

👤By Bob Battel, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Aug 31, 2017

Growing degree-days (GGDs), while not perfect, are a more reliable method of predicting crop and insect development than calendar days. Differing threshold temperatures and beginning accumulation dates are used to determine accumulated heat units for different crops. For example, a

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Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 31, 2017

General Status All apologies for this newsletter being late to those who faithfully look to this newsletter for regular pest status updates. In the mud and muck, not to mention school starting way too early for our labor needs, it

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Louisiana Soybeans: Evaluating Flood Damage from Harvey

Louisiana Soybeans: Evaluating Flood Damage from Harvey

👤By Todd Spivey, LSU AgCenter Extension Specialist 🕔Aug 31, 2017

Over the next few days, producers across the state will begin to assess damages to soybeans brought upon by tropical system Harvey. Unfortunately, there is no cookie cutter answer to how a system like this will affect every grower.

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DTN Cotton Close: Small Gains on Late Push

DTN Cotton Close: Small Gains on Late Push

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Aug 31, 2017

December closed on new high finish since Aug. 9. U.S. 2017-18 export commitments already stand at 50% of the USDA forecast and are 53% ahead of bookings a year ago. Exports slipped below last season’s early pace. Cotton futures pushed

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Peanut Stocks: Utilization Up 1% from Last Year; 1.4 Bln Pounds in Storage

Peanut Stocks: Utilization Up 1% from Last Year; 1.4 Bln Pounds in Storage

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 31, 2017

Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on July 31, 2017 totaled 1.44 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 1.79 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 733 million pounds of actual farmer stock. Shelled peanuts on hand

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Louisiana Rice: Harvey Moves Slowly Across State, Impacts Uncertain

Louisiana Rice: Harvey Moves Slowly Across State, Impacts Uncertain

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Aug 31, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey is cutting a wide path across the mid-south as heavy rain and winds up to 40 mph move through rice growing regions in the area. Early yields had indicated an average year in the southwestern region and

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DTN Grain Close: Row Crops Jump on Month-End Buying

DTN Grain Close: Row Crops Jump on Month-End Buying

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Aug 31, 2017

December corn and November soybeans posted their most bullish closes in August, getting help from commercial buying and end-of-month shuffling among traders. Wheat prices were mixed as winter wheat contracts ended higher while December Minneapolis wheat fell to its lowest

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DTN Livestock Midday: Strong Gains Sweep Through Hogs

DTN Livestock Midday: Strong Gains Sweep Through Hogs

👤By Rick Kment DTN Analyst 🕔Aug 31, 2017

Gains in hog futures have helped to draw buyers back into the complex and establish firm market support. This is creating a sharp upward shift across the complex despite continued pressure in the cattle market. GENERAL COMMENTS: Strong buyer support

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DTN Grain Midday: Trade Rebounds

DTN Grain Midday: Trade Rebounds

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Aug 31, 2017

Trade is higher across the board at midday. CORN Corn trade is 7 to 8 cents higher at midday with good buying this morning after printing a fresh December low at $3.44 1/4. The weekly export sales improved at 188,400

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