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Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Oct 19, 2017

General Status For the past few weeks or so we had been socked in with moisture and cool temperatures, only to finally come out of the pattern into frosty and cold conditions. Finally, we are seeing clear skies and a

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Tennessee Soybeans: Dicamba – Yield Reports on Injured Crops

Tennessee Soybeans: Dicamba – Yield Reports on Injured Crops

👤By Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist 🕔Oct 19, 2017

The question going into this fall is how much yield loss have the dicamba injured soybeans sustained? As with every concern with this dicamba drift mess, the answers are hard to get and then the results are often a mixed

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North Carolina Cotton: How Do We Manage Defoliation for the Rest of This Season?

North Carolina Cotton: How Do We Manage Defoliation for the Rest of This Season?

👤By Keith Edmisten and Guy Collins, North Carolina State University Extension Cotton Specialists 🕔Oct 18, 2017

We’ve received a lot of phone calls over the last few days about how to address various cotton defoliation issues for the remainder of this season. Below are the most common scenarios for which we have been called and how

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Kentucky Soybeans: Partially Flooded Fields – What Should You Do?

Kentucky Soybeans: Partially Flooded Fields – What Should You Do?

👤By Chad Lee, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Recent rains partially flooded several soybean fields across Kentucky. The risk of damage to soybeans is more of a concern for green plants. Soybeans that were brown or tan are less likely to be damaged. The following are some general

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Kentucky: Grain Storage – Tips on Alternative Methods

Kentucky: Grain Storage – Tips on Alternative Methods

👤By Sam McNeill, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

High corn and soybean yields, a large carryover from 2016 and transportation challenges have combined to put pressure on grain markets this fall. Many farmers are looking at every available storage option. Some have added grain bins to their existing

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Diesel Prices Rise While Gasoline Slips

Diesel Prices Rise While Gasoline Slips

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Oct 18, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price increased 1 cent to $2.79 per gallon on October 16, 31 cents higher than a year ago. The Rocky Mountain price increased three cents to $2.89 per gallon, the Midwest price increased two cents

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Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Background Ana Swanson reported on Tuesday at The New York Times Online that, “Until Tuesday, the North American Free Trade Agreement looked like it might be headed for a quick demise. Now, it could be headed for a slow, painful

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Louisiana: Citrus Grower Says Results Mixed with This Year’s Crop

Louisiana: Citrus Grower Says Results Mixed with This Year’s Crop

👤By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 18, 2017

With the first cool front of the fall, many people will start looking for the delicious Louisiana citrus. It appears fruit will be available, but not at the level that growers had hoped. Terry Breaux, a citrus grower in Terrebonne

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Texas Field Reports: Conditions Cause Concern for High Plains Corn Producers

Texas Field Reports: Conditions Cause Concern for High Plains Corn Producers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 17, 2017

Corn producers in the High Plains wait out wet weather and potentially problematic conditions as global commodity market conditions worsen for U.S. producers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo, said rain

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Mississippi Field Reports: Cotton Harvest in Full Swing

Mississippi Field Reports: Cotton Harvest in Full Swing

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 15, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Stephen “Steve” R. Winters, Grenada County “Cotton harvest is in full swing. Early reports are that the cotton crop might be a

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