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Drought Outlook: Expect Improvements for the Midwest, Plains to Remain Dry

Drought Outlook: Expect Improvements for the Midwest, Plains to Remain Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Adam Allgood, NOAA 🕔Aug 17, 2017

During the boreal fall months, climatological precipitation decreases across the Plains, and increases over the Northwest, while the transitional month of October is generally a drier time of year for much of the Nation. Above normal temperatures are favored to

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Drought Monitor: Cooler Temps Offer Relief, Bring Widespread Rains

Drought Monitor: Cooler Temps Offer Relief, Bring Widespread Rains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Jessica Blunden, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Summary Temperatures were cooler than average for much of the contiguous U.S. this week, including 4-8 degrees F below average across a large part of the Plains and Midwest this past week. Only Washington and Oregon saw temperatures more than

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Kansas: Wheat Streak Mosaic Caused $76 Mln in Damage in 2017; Start Control for 2018 Now

Kansas: Wheat Streak Mosaic Caused $76 Mln in Damage in 2017; Start Control for 2018 Now

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Kansas State University officials are joining in on a group effort to help Kansas farmers stop the spread of a destructive wheat disease that took a strong foothold in the state’s fields this year. In early August, the Kansas Wheat

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Texas: Wheat Variety ‘Picks’ Offered Statewide by AgriLife Extension

Texas: Wheat Variety ‘Picks’ Offered Statewide by AgriLife Extension

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 17, 2017

While many varieties remain the same in Texas A&M AgriLife’s annual wheat “Picks” for producers across the state, suggestions are being made that one region find alternatives to hard red winter wheat. A Pick variety means this: “Given the data,

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Texas West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out

Texas West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension IPM Specialist 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Cotton ranges from just starting to bloom to hard cut-out (0 nodes above white flower). Ideally cotton will be blooming out-the-top by now; because we have reached that point when the odds of a bloom developing into a quality/yield contributing

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DTN Fertilizer Trends: Still Singing the Low Song

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Still Singing the Low Song

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Average retail prices for all but one of the eight major fertilizers were lower the second week of August 2017 compared to a month earlier, according to fertilizer retailers surveyed by DTN. The average price of 10-34-0 was $440 per

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Texas Upper Coast: Generally Good Yields, Look for Whiteflies in Later Cotton

Texas Upper Coast: Generally Good Yields, Look for Whiteflies in Later Cotton

👤By Kate Harrell, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Harvest has been going on great in the upper gulf coast. I’ve seen and heard about good corn, milo, and cotton yields this year. We’ve had a few disagreements with the weather and its behavior lately, but otherwise it’s been

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Diesel, Gasoline Prices Up Slightly

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Up Slightly

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Aug 16, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price rose 2 cents to $2.60 per gallon on August 14, 29 cents higher than a year ago. The West Coast, Rocky Mountain, and Midwest prices all increased nearly three cents to $2.88 per gallon,

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Building, Remember Threshold Levels

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Building, Remember Threshold Levels

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 16, 2017

While sugarcane aphid populations are still low in grain sorghum fields across the Texas High Plains, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo said they are beginning to establish and could reach treatable numbers. Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife

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Oklahoma Corn: Bacterial Leaf Streak More Prevalent This Season, Don’t Confuse with Grey Leaf Spot

Oklahoma Corn: Bacterial Leaf Streak More Prevalent This Season, Don’t Confuse with Grey Leaf Spot

👤By John Damicone, Oklahoma State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Last year we found a new foliar disease of corn, bacterial leaf streak, in a few fields in Texas Co. It was confirmed in 2 out of 10 fields in Texas Co, but not in other counties checked. The disease

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