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Weed Control’s Future? Aussie Robotic Sprayers “Swarm” Across Fields – AgFax Weed Solutions

Weed Control’s Future? Aussie Robotic Sprayers “Swarm” Across Fields – AgFax Weed Solutions

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Dec 14, 2017

The company received a significant boost when it entered into a partnership with the Australian subsidiary of Bosch, the German engineering and electronics company. Bosch is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automotive components.

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Drought Monitor: Fires Ravage California, Snows Blanket South, Southeast

Drought Monitor: Fires Ravage California, Snows Blanket South, Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Jessica Blunden, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Summary Conditions were dry and windy across much of the western United States over this past drought week, December 5-12. Wildfires, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds, destroyed hundreds of structures and burned well over 100,000 acres, enhancing the state’s

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DTN Fertilizer Trends: Mild Weather Pushes Fall Applications

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Mild Weather Pushes Fall Applications

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Average retail prices for most fertilizers continued to move higher, while the price for two fertilizers moved lower during the first week of December 2017, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. As has been the case for two weeks in

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Western Region Pecans: Harvest Just Picking Up, Demand Is Good

Western Region Pecans: Harvest Just Picking Up, Demand Is Good

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is still in its early stages, but is picking up considerably, with almost all areas currently harvesting. Numbers are expected to

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Texas Pecans: Light Deliveries, Moderate Demand

Texas Pecans: Light Deliveries, Moderate Demand

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Deliveries by growers to delivery points were fairly light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is expected to increase lightly this week, and to increase next week. Much buying interest continues for the export trade to China. Demand

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Oklahoma Pecans: Harvest Mostly Finished, Marketing Active

Oklahoma Pecans: Harvest Mostly Finished, Marketing Active

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Pecan harvesting was mostly slow to moderate as most growers have finished with fairly light clean-up type harvesting remaining. Moderate temperatures and abnormally dry weather helped this year’s harvest finish relatively quickly. Marketing in all areas was mostly active. Deliveries

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Louisiana Pecans: Market Steady Despite Nut Issues

Louisiana Pecans: Market Steady Despite Nut Issues

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Very light deliveries this week. Many of the lots have black rot and sprouting showing up and are having to be cleaned up and retested. The market is about steady with most of the sales being sold as retail off

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Georgia Pecans: Market Trending Lower

Georgia Pecans: Market Trending Lower

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Deliveries were light and the market is trending lower. Interest from the commercial shellers and accumulators for domestic trading and from the export market is moderate; while retail gift-pack businesses are fairly active. Trading is moderate. A few growers have

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Sawyer On Crops: How Did Pecans Finish? – South Georgia Pine Podcast

Sawyer On Crops: How Did Pecans Finish? – South Georgia Pine Podcast

👤Andrew Sawyer, Wilcox County, Georgia, Extension Coordinator 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Andrew Sawyer, Wilcox County, Georgia, Extension Coordinator, brings us an update on how the pecan crop seems to be finishing out. His guest on this episode of South Georgia Pine: Lenny Wells, Georgia Extension pecan specialist.

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California Pistachios: Enough Chill, So Far, For 2018 Yields?

California Pistachios: Enough Chill, So Far, For 2018 Yields?

👤By Bob Beede, UCCE Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Dec 12, 2017

High temperatures prevailed until the first week in December, when we finally got frost on December 5. The first frost normally occurs about the second week in November. We had Thanksgiving outside at our neighbor’s house in shirt sleeves. I

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