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Texas Field Reports: Conditions Right for Plant Diseases Around Much of State

Texas Field Reports: Conditions Right for Plant Diseases Around Much of State

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Disease problems for vegetable producers and gardeners are popping up around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Conditions have been good for vegetable production around much of the state following mild spring conditions and ample

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New Soybean Derived Bioplastic Can Absorb 40 Times Its Own Weight

New Soybean Derived Bioplastic Can Absorb 40 Times Its Own Weight

👤From the University of Seville 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Researchers from the group “Technology and design of multi-component products” at the University of Seville, together with specialists from the University of Huelva, have obtained a natural bioplastic from soya protein, which is capable of absorbing up to forty times

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Louisiana: Sugarcane Field Day, St. Gabriel, July 19

Louisiana: Sugarcane Field Day, St. Gabriel, July 19

👤By Rick Bogren, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jun 27, 2017

The LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station will host its 35th annual sugarcane field day on July 19. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the station, with field tours starting at 9 a.m. An indoor program will begin at 11 a.m.

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DTN Grain Midday: Weak Dollar Adds to Firm Trade

DTN Grain Midday: Weak Dollar Adds to Firm Trade

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Firm midday trade has most contracts near the daily highs; a weak dollar and short profit taking are noted for strength. CORN Corn trade is 4 to 5 cents higher at midday due to outside market support with the dollar

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Rail Shipping Rate Challenges, Discussions and No Action for 4 Years – DTN

Rail Shipping Rate Challenges, Discussions and No Action for 4 Years – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Last week, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and others responded to the Surface Transportation Board’s request for comments on improving procedures, saying that the nature of the SAC standard the board uses is the single greatest source of

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Iowa: Corn Water Use and Evapotranspiration

Iowa: Corn Water Use and Evapotranspiration

👤By Mark Licht, Iowa State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Crop water use (transpiration) during the growing season is a major factor in attaining high yield potential. Soil water loss (evaporation) and crop water loss (transpiration) occur simultaneously; making predictions of evapotranspiration complex. Actual evapotranspiration values vary greatly from day to day

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Arkansas Field Reports: Soybean Planting Wrapping Up; Early Rice Approaching Boot Stage

Arkansas Field Reports: Soybean Planting Wrapping Up; Early Rice Approaching Boot Stage

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 25, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Branon Thiesse, Craighead County “Dicamba injury continued to show on crops as well as other non-crop plants.” Brent Griffin, Prairie County “Soybean

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Mississippi Field Reports: Crops Look Mostly Good, Some Soybean Replanting

Mississippi Field Reports: Crops Look Mostly Good, Some Soybean Replanting

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 25, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Anthony DeWayne, Tunica County “This was the second consecutive weekend that we had received in excess of 2 inches of rain across

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Louisiana Field Reports: Cindy Brings More Rain

Louisiana Field Reports: Cindy Brings More Rain

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 25, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Mark Carriere, Pointe Coupee Parish “Rainfall continued to slow fieldwork and prevented producers from timely fungicide applications on soybeans. Pastures remain saturated,

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U.S. Grain Export Report: Bullish is the Word – DTN

U.S. Grain Export Report: Bullish is the Word – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Corn, soybean and wheat inspections were bullish again this week in this week’s export inspections report, according to DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.  Corn weekly export inspections were 438.0 mb (965,608 mt) for the week ending Thursday, June 22. This is

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