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Florida Peanuts: Shortage of Chlorothalonil Expected, Other Fungicide Options Available

Florida Peanuts: Shortage of Chlorothalonil Expected, Other Fungicide Options Available

👤By Nick Dufault, University of Florida Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Feb 19, 2018

As the 2018 peanut production season approaches, it is time for producers to start considering their fungicide programs. Chlorothalonil has been a staple fungicide in many peanut management programs, but shortages of this product are expected in 2018 as well as possible

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AgFax Weekend: Land Values & Low Commodity Prices | Farm Program Cuts

AgFax Weekend: Land Values & Low Commodity Prices | Farm Program Cuts

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Feb 16, 2018

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Land Values & Low Commodity Prices | Farm Program Cuts | Less Fertilizer Demand Possible in 2018 | and more.

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USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

👤From USDA 🕔Feb 16, 2018

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 23.6 cents per pound for the week ending February 10, up 1.4 cents from the previous week. Marketings of all farmer stock peanuts for the week ending February 10

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Drought Outlook Seasonal: Increased Dryness in the West, Central U.S. Improvements

Drought Outlook Seasonal: Increased Dryness in the West, Central U.S. Improvements

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA 🕔Feb 16, 2018

With sub-median precipitation and above-normal temperatures favored during March and MAM, drought should persist in the southwestern quarter of the Nation, along with development in most of California and Nevada, south-central Oregon, and southern Texas. The odds for California to

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Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Drench Eastern Regions, Southern Plains Drying Out

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Drench Eastern Regions, Southern Plains Drying Out

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Eric Luebehusen, USDA 🕔Feb 16, 2018

Summary During the 7-day period (ending Tuesday morning), heavy to excessive rainfall eased or eliminated dryness and drought across much of the eastern, southeastern, and southcentral U.S. Conversely, drought intensified and expanded from the central Corn Belt southwestward across the

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Georgia: Wheat and Rye Cover Crop Research Receives Grant

Georgia: Wheat and Rye Cover Crop Research Receives Grant

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Feb 16, 2018

A $198,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-sponsored Conservation Innovation Grant will support ongoing University of Georgia research on cover crops and the effects of those crops on water quality and availability for row crop production. The grant, which is administered

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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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Peanuts: Argentina’s Crop Taking A Hit From Drought, Heat

Peanuts: Argentina’s Crop Taking A Hit From Drought, Heat

👤By Andres' "Hari" Georgalos, Georgalos Peanut World, Argentina 🕔Feb 14, 2018

Agronomists in the field report that a lack of recent rainfall, combined with a heat wave throughout central Argentina, has pushed at least part of the peanut crop into moisture stress – enough to raise concerns about negative effects on yield

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Farmer Programs: Trump Budget Would Cut $47Bln Over 10 Years – DTN

Farmer Programs: Trump Budget Would Cut $47Bln Over 10 Years – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 14, 2018

Farmers would pay a larger share of crop-insurance premiums and a range of ag industries would have to pony up fees for USDA services under the Trump administration’s latest budget proposal released Monday.   The White House proposed budget for Fiscal

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Neonic Use on Cotton, Corn, Soybeans – EPA Still Working on Decisions  – DTN

Neonic Use on Cotton, Corn, Soybeans – EPA Still Working on Decisions – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 14, 2018

EPA doled out hundreds of pages on the risks and benefits of neonicotinoid insecticides on Dec. 15 — an early Christmas “gift” of sorts for farmers.  Tempting as it to ignore these data-heavy documents, most corn, soybean and cottonseed in

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