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Georgia Sunflowers: Just About Time for Harvest

Georgia Sunflowers: Just About Time for Harvest

🕔Jul 2, 2015

These sunflowers are just about ready for dessication and harvest. Farmer Edward Fiveash says they aim for pie plate size heads. The head size has to do with the plant spacing. The further spread out the plants are the bigger

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Tennessee Soybeans: 4 Considerations for Really Late Planted Fields

Tennessee Soybeans: 4 Considerations for Really Late Planted Fields

🕔Jul 2, 2015

Farmers intended to plant about half of the 2015 soybean crop during June, but rains and flooding have delayed planting into July for some of those acres.

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Georgia Corn: High Winds Flatten Unfortunate Fields

Georgia Corn: High Winds Flatten Unfortunate Fields

🕔Jul 2, 2015

We had some high winds or tornadic activity in Southern Seminole and Decatur Counties this week. Here we see a couple of corn fields that were partially flattened. They were about a week from being made, a week from black

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Mississippi: Row Crops Vary in Response to Weather Pattern Extremes

Mississippi: Row Crops Vary in Response to Weather Pattern Extremes

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Ag Communications 🕔Jul 2, 2015

Producers of Mississippi’s four major row crops have managed heavy spring rains followed by extended windows of muggy but mostly dry June conditions with mixed results. These weather extremes have had different effects on corn, cotton, soybean and rice crops

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Wheat: Aphid Resistant Gene Fails Test – DTN

Wheat: Aphid Resistant Gene Fails Test – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 2, 2015

The quest for GE wheat was dealt another setback this month, when UK scientists revealed that an aphid-repellant wheat variety didn’t hold up under field conditions. The five-year venture was a lesson in the difference between laboratory results and real-life

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Indiana Corn: How Late Can You Replant?

Indiana Corn: How Late Can You Replant?

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University 🕔Jul 2, 2015

Even though essentially all of Indiana’s 2015 corn crop was planted on the first go around, frequent and excessive rains from late May to date, and the subsequent ponding, flooding, or saturated soil conditions have caused extensive damage to the

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Chumrau on Wheat: Harvest Reveals Better HRW Yields, Quality

Chumrau on Wheat: Harvest Reveals Better HRW Yields, Quality

👤By Casey Chumrau, U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔Jul 2, 2015

The latest harvest reports for the 2015 U.S. hard red winter (HRW) wheat crop indicate better than expected results despite the challenging weather events farmers faced earlier this year. Areas of extreme drought and excessive rain still threaten overall yield

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Drought Monitor: Hot and Dry in the West, Southeast – AgFax Video

Drought Monitor: Hot and Dry in the West, Southeast – AgFax Video

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser with Information from Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center 🕔Jul 2, 2015

Summary A strong ridge over the west and a deep trough over the east dominated the weather this past week. Record high temperatures were recorded over much of the west, with many locations reaching temperatures in the 110 degree range

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Moving Grains: Flood Conditions Continue to Hamper Barge Traffic

Moving Grains: Flood Conditions Continue to Hamper Barge Traffic

👤From USDA Grain Transportation Report 🕔Jul 2, 2015

Flood Conditions Continue to Hamper Barge Traffic Extreme rainfall events have caused flooding on much of the inland waterways and hampered barge traffic. During June, the flooding caused several lock closures on the Mississippi, Illinois, and Arkansas Rivers. During the

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Nebraska: Dodge, Washington Counties See Northern Corn Leaf Blight, Marestail

Nebraska: Dodge, Washington Counties See Northern Corn Leaf Blight, Marestail

👤By Nathan Mueller, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Jul 2, 2015

Most corn is between the V6 and V12 growth stages. Growers, seed companies, and agronomists are monitoring northern corn leaf blight in the area as lesions are now visible. Scouting will be important especially on more susceptible hybrids following corn.

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