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Texas Wheat: First Report of Stripe Rust

Texas Wheat: First Report of Stripe Rust

👤By Dr. Clark Neely, Dr. Emi Kimura, Dr. Tom Isakeit, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 16, 2018

For wheat growers in a good chunk of the state, we are finally getting some beneficial rain (unfortunately this does not include the Panhandle). This is good news with more and more of the state slipping into exceptionally dry or

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Global Stock Volatility Spilled Over into the Commodity Markets  – DTN

Global Stock Volatility Spilled Over into the Commodity Markets – DTN

👤By Elaine Kub DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Feb 15, 2018

Pretty much all of us — anyone who owns some stocks, ETFs or mutual funds — went through the same emotional rollercoaster during the past several weeks. Checking the balances of our investment accounts or IRAs became a pleasant daily

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Drought Facing Southern Plains, Viability of Crops Affects Input Decisions – DTN

Drought Facing Southern Plains, Viability of Crops Affects Input Decisions – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 15, 2018

As an Oklahoma Panhandle farmer, Jerod McDaniel almost every year plans for dry weather and hopes for rain. The Texhoma, Oklahoma, farmer/cattleman said extremely dry fall and winter conditions are changing farmers’ fertility plans. Wheat — usually topdressed in February

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DTN Fertilizer Trends: Shift from Corn to Spring Wheat Could Mean Less Demand

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Shift from Corn to Spring Wheat Could Mean Less Demand

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 15, 2018

Most average retailer fertilizer prices continued their upward trend the first week of February 2018, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. All but one of the eight major fertilizers were higher compared to a month earlier. No fertilizer was up

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Tennessee: Seed Cotton Programs Webinar, Feb. 19

Tennessee: Seed Cotton Programs Webinar, Feb. 19

👤By Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension Specailist 🕔Feb 15, 2018

The National Cotton Council is sponsoring a webinar on the 2018 Seed Cotton Program on Monday, February 19th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. UT Extension has 3 locations currently set up for producers and landowners to view, discuss, and

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Louisiana: Pesticide Resistance Highlighted at Field Day

Louisiana: Pesticide Resistance Highlighted at Field Day

👤By Karol Osborne, LSU AgCenter 🕔Feb 15, 2018

More than 100 agricultural producers heard from LSU AgCenter experts on how to manage for herbicide, insecticide and fungicide resistance at the Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum held Feb. 8 at the Delhi Civic Center. AgCenter entomologist Sebe Brown said farming

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Farm Bill Round 1: Cotton, Dairy, and the President’s Budget

Farm Bill Round 1: Cotton, Dairy, and the President’s Budget

👤By Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Feb 15, 2018

If the farm bill is reauthorized in 2018, the events of the last week will have been the first round. First, Congress revised the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill) in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA

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Mississippi: 2 Water Management Field Days, March 6, 7

Mississippi: 2 Water Management Field Days, March 6, 7

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 15, 2018

Agricultural professionals, educators and service providers are invited to attend a training session on irrigation, water management and related technologies. Two identical sessions will be offered. The first is March 6 at the Small Farm Training Center in Carriere. The

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Sawyer On Crops: Preventing Fusarium Wilt In Watermelons

Sawyer On Crops: Preventing Fusarium Wilt In Watermelons

👤By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Coordinator, Wilcox County, Georgia 🕔Feb 15, 2018

Watermelons can take quite a lick from fusarium wilt in Georgia and the disease has likely become more of a problem as growers tighten rotations. In this installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast, Andrew Sawyer takes a look at

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Oklahoma: Grape Pruning Workshop, Perkins, March 8

Oklahoma: Grape Pruning Workshop, Perkins, March 8

👤By Trisha Gedon, Oklahoma State University 🕔Feb 15, 2018

While they do not take up as many acres as wheat in Oklahoma, grapes continue to be a popular crop in the state. To help growers understand the importance of proper pruning, Oklahoma State University is hosting a Grape Pruning

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