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Georgia Peanuts: Decisions on Thrips and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus

Georgia Peanuts: Decisions on Thrips and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus

👤By Mark Abney, University of Georgia 🕔Mar 30, 2017

A major management decision peanut growers will face in 2017 will be how to manage thrips and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV).  Thrips will be present in virtually every peanut field in the state, but how large populations will be

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Texas Ag Law: Dicamba and 2,4-D Drift – First Rule: Document Everything

Texas Ag Law: Dicamba and 2,4-D Drift – First Rule: Document Everything

👤By Tiffany Dowell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 30, 2017

Whether you intend to plant Enlist Duo or XtendFlex cotton or soybeans or not, the issue of physical drift is important to all of us involved in agriculture.   For producers who do elect to utilize these crop systems, it

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Tennessee Weeds: Make Sure to Use Correct Nozzles with New Herbicides

Tennessee Weeds: Make Sure to Use Correct Nozzles with New Herbicides

👤By Garret Montgomery, University of Tennessee 🕔Mar 29, 2017

With the Xtend technology now available, hopefully everybody is gearing up with the correct nozzles and application knowledge needed to be successful.

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Diesel, Gas Prices Down Slightly

Diesel, Gas Prices Down Slightly

👤From the Energy Information Administation 🕔Mar 29, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell one cent to $2.53 per gallon on March 27, 41 cents higher than a year ago. The East Coast price decreased by one cent to $2.59 per gallon, the West Coast price fell

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Kentucky Wheat: Options for Freeze Damaged Crops – Which Will Be Most Profitable?

Kentucky Wheat: Options for Freeze Damaged Crops – Which Will Be Most Profitable?

👤By Greg Halich, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 29, 2017

A severe freeze in mid-March has likely damaged much of the wheat crop in Kentucky. The extent and severity of the damage will be better known one to two weeks after the freeze when baseline estimates can be made. Normally,

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Mississippi: Soybean Planting Dates and Maturity Groups

Mississippi: Soybean Planting Dates and Maturity Groups

👤By John Orlowski and Trent Irby, Mississippi State University 🕔Mar 29, 2017

It is nearly April and many producers are itching to start planting soybeans in Mississippi.

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Mississippi: Enlist and Xtend – What Buffers are Mandatory?

Mississippi: Enlist and Xtend – What Buffers are Mandatory?

👤By Jason Bond, Mississippi State University 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Sensitive areas and susceptible crops are not the same when considering applications of the new auxin herbicide products. An actual physical buffer is required when a herbicide application is made to a field with a sensitive area in proximity downwind.

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Alabama: Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

Alabama: Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking into the low 20s and Central and South Alabama slipping below 30 degrees, producers and Alabama Extension agents feared for the future of spring

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Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Project Promotes Soil Health

Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Project Promotes Soil Health

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 29, 2017

University of Missouri is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through cover crops. Rob Myers, MU adjunct associate professor and north-central regional director of extension programs for the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research Education program, was

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Corn: Improving Drought Tolerance with the Help of Robots

Corn: Improving Drought Tolerance with the Help of Robots

👤From University of Missouri-Columbia 🕔Mar 29, 2017

In March 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Missouri a $20 million grant as part of a multi-institutional consortium to study how corn maintains root growth during drought conditions. Using funding from the NSF, Mizzou engineers

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