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Arkansas Soybeans: Target Spot Present, Conditions Favorable for Frogeye Leaf Spot

Arkansas Soybeans: Target Spot Present, Conditions Favorable for Frogeye Leaf Spot

👤By Travis Faske, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 23, 2017

The spectrum of foliar diseases changes each year as environmental conditions change, which has a significant impact on disease development. The weather pattern in early August was favorable for target spot (TS) and there have been several reports of TS

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Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 23, 2017

General Status Perfectly timed rains are rare in West Texas, especially during peak water use, but when they do come it seems we get too much of a good thing, or at least all at once. Cotton fields that were

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Diesel, Gas Prices Dip Slightly

Diesel, Gas Prices Dip Slightly

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Aug 23, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell less than 1 cent, remaining at $2.60 per gallon on August 21, 23 cents higher than a year ago. The East Coast, Midwest, and Gulf Coast prices each fell less than one cent,

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Alabama: Soybean Rust Spreading, Fields Passed R5 Should Be Safe

Alabama: Soybean Rust Spreading, Fields Passed R5 Should Be Safe

👤By Ann Chambliss, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Soybean rust (SBR) has now been detected in 33 of the 67 counties in the state. The disease has been found in both commercial soybeans and in kudzu patches as far north as Cullman and Morgan counties. If you would

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Mississippi Soybeans: Mixing Desiccants with Insecticides

Mississippi Soybeans: Mixing Desiccants with Insecticides

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Over the last few weeks there have been many questions about the legality of mixing insecticides with desiccants applied to soybean.

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Dicamba Off-Target – 4 Reasons It’s Moving at Time of Application

Dicamba Off-Target – 4 Reasons It’s Moving at Time of Application

👤By Dr. Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Division of Plant Sciences 🕔Aug 22, 2017

The situation. In 2017, there have been numerous instances of off-target movement of dicamba throughout the state of Missouri and beyond. While the majority of the injury on a per land unit area has definitely occurred in the boot heel

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Farm Bill History: Why the 1996 Bill Didn’t Work and 2002 Was a Throwback – Commentary

Farm Bill History: Why the 1996 Bill Didn’t Work and 2002 Was a Throwback – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Aug 22, 2017

With the increasing costs of the various titled emergency payments and loan deficiency payments (LDPs) in the 1998-2001 period, Congress found itself in the position of needing to stanch the high costs that had resulted from the adoption of the

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South Carolina: New Ag Tech from Clemson Holds Big Savings for Farmers

South Carolina: New Ag Tech from Clemson Holds Big Savings for Farmers

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Tests on new nutrient-management technology under development at Clemson University showed savings of up to $54 an acre on cotton production. Those savings could mount quickly; South Carolina plants more than 180,000 acres of cotton, according to the National Agricultural

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Tennessee Cotton: Heat Unit Accumulation During 2017

Tennessee Cotton: Heat Unit Accumulation During 2017

👤By Tyson Raper, University of Tennessee Cotton and Small Grains Specialist 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Heat unit accumulation has been the big question over the past week. Mild temperatures settled over Tennessee during early August and there is some concern that the crop may not be maturing as quickly as noted in years past. While

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Texas: Military Veteran Ag Workshop, Dayton, Sept. 16

Texas: Military Veteran Ag Workshop, Dayton, Sept. 16

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 22, 2017

The Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an agricultural workshop primarily for military veterans Sept. 16 in Dayton. The free “Battleground to Breaking Ground” workshop will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Dayton Community Center,

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