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Biofuels: Filling Gaps in the Renewable Fuels Standard with Biodiesel

Biofuels: Filling Gaps in the Renewable Fuels Standard with Biodiesel

👤by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Jul 20, 2017

In the farmdoc daily article of July 12, 2017, we calculated the likely size of the “gaps” in biofuels consumption created by the EPA implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS) for the years 2014 through 2018. The conventional ethanol

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Mississippi Ag Industry Council Row Crop Update Meeting, Orange Beach, AL, July 26

Mississippi Ag Industry Council Row Crop Update Meeting, Orange Beach, AL, July 26

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Jul 20, 2017

You are welcome to attend the Row Crop Update at the Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Conference. The conference is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. This event is a great opportunity for professional improvement and interaction with

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Georgia Cotton: Escaped Corn Earworms Showing Up in Bt Fields

Georgia Cotton: Escaped Corn Earworms Showing Up in Bt Fields

👤By Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Extension Entomologist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

During the past week we have received a few reports of escaped corn earworm (CEW) larvae in Bt cottons which exceed recommended thresholds.  Bt cottons are not immune to CEW and never have been.  All Bt cottons should be scouted

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Diesel Prices Rise as Gasoline Falls

Diesel Prices Rise as Gasoline Falls

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Jul 19, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price rose one cent to $2.49 per gallon on July 17, nine cents higher than a year ago. The Midwest price increased two cents to $2.44 per gallon, the East Coast and Gulf Coast prices

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Tennessee Cotton: New Dicamba Rules – A Little Clarification

Tennessee Cotton: New Dicamba Rules – A Little Clarification

👤By Ginger Rowsey, University of Tennessee Marketing and Communications 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Dr. Larry Steckel covers the new rules for dicamba use in Tennessee and provides some clarification on applications in cotton.

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Texas: Master Marketer Program, Castroville, Sept. 18-Oct. 31

Texas: Master Marketer Program, Castroville, Sept. 18-Oct. 31

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 19, 2017

The Master Marketer Program will be held in two-week intervals from Sept. 18-Oct. 31 at the Medina County Justice of Peace Court Precinct 2, 8366 Farm-to-Market Road 471 S. in Castroville. “This national, award-winning program is for agricultural producers and

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Mississippi: Wild Pigs Increase Range, Threaten Native Wildlife

Mississippi: Wild Pigs Increase Range, Threaten Native Wildlife

👤 By Susan Collins-Smith, MSU AgCommunications 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Wild pigs have roamed parts of the Southeast since Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto introduced them as food for early settlers in the 16th century. But during the last two decades, Mississippi has experienced a rapid uptick in the spread

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Organic Rice: Texas A&M Plant Pathologist Working with 10 Varieties -Video

Organic Rice: Texas A&M Plant Pathologist Working with 10 Varieties -Video

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 19, 2017

A market niche for organic rice has a potential to yield premium prices for farmers, but it’s more involved than simply planting the seed and forgetting it until harvest time. That was the message from a team of researchers at

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Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust Confirmed in 2 Counties

Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust Confirmed in 2 Counties

👤By Carl Bradley and Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologists 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Southern rust of corn, caused by the fungus Puccinia polysora, was confirmed by the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (PDDL) this week on samples from Caldwell County and Graves County. This is the first confirmation of southern rust

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Georgia Peanuts: Researcher Aims at Improving Management of Burrower Bugs

Georgia Peanuts: Researcher Aims at Improving Management of Burrower Bugs

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Through part of a $12.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney is studying the biology of the burrower bug and developing an effective management program. The USDA Crop Protection

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