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Louisiana: Citrus Grower Says Results Mixed with This Year’s Crop

Louisiana: Citrus Grower Says Results Mixed with This Year’s Crop

👤By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 18, 2017

With the first cool front of the fall, many people will start looking for the delicious Louisiana citrus. It appears fruit will be available, but not at the level that growers had hoped. Terry Breaux, a citrus grower in Terrebonne

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California Almonds: Kernel Defects – What Are the Causes?

California Almonds: Kernel Defects – What Are the Causes?

👤By David Doll, University of California Almond Specialist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

It has been a challenging year in regards to kernel quality within almonds. Several issues have emerged including insects, diseases, and deficiencies. Samples of each of these have been brought to the office for identification.

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California: San Joaquin County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

California: San Joaquin County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

USDA has designated San Joaquin County in California as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by excessive rain that occurred from Oct. 1, 2016 through May 1, 2017. Farmers and ranchers in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras,

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Dicamba is Now a Restricted Use Pesticide Says EPA’s New Label Rules – DTN

Dicamba is Now a Restricted Use Pesticide Says EPA’s New Label Rules – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 16, 2017

Growers will have access to dicamba to spray on dicamba-tolerant crops in 2018, but the herbicides will come with new label restrictions and will be categorized as restricted use pesticides.  EPA announced Friday that the dicamba “registrants voluntarily agreed to

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AgFax Weekend: BASF to Buy Bayer Liberty; CRP Suspends Enrollment

AgFax Weekend: BASF to Buy Bayer Liberty; CRP Suspends Enrollment

👤From AgFax 🕔Oct 13, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – BASF to Buy Bayer Liberty; CRP Suspends Enrollment; Dicamba Label Change for Big 3; and more.

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Drought Monitor: Wet Week for Midwest, South Mostly Dry

Drought Monitor: Wet Week for Midwest, South Mostly Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Summary At the beginning of the drought week, a cold front stretched from the Upper Mississippi Valley southwestward across the Central Plains and far southern Rockies. East and south of this front, daytime temperatures reached the 70’s and 80’s, with

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Georgia Pecans: Season Off to Slower Start Than Anticipated

Georgia Pecans: Season Off to Slower Start Than Anticipated

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The season is getting a slower start than earlier anticipated. Growers are still cleaning up the orchards and harvesting pecans as they can. Some are cleaning out as much as thirty percent waste and debris along with pecans hit with

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Tree Crops: New Weed Herbicide for Apple and Peach Growers in Carolinas and Virginia

Tree Crops: New Weed Herbicide for Apple and Peach Growers in Carolinas and Virginia

👤From a Press Release 🕔Oct 12, 2017

Dow AgroSciences has announced that Pindar GT herbicide is now registered for use on bearing apples and peaches in the Carolinas, and apples in Virginia.  Fruit producers’ toughest weeds, such as marestail (horseweed) and pigweed plus dozens of others are

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California Almonds: What Caused The Yellowing In Montereys?

California Almonds: What Caused The Yellowing In Montereys?

👤From the University of California 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Farm Advisors and PCAs have fielded calls this season concerning Monterey on Krymsk 86 or Rootpac-R showing unique foliar symptoms – yellowing, rolling leaves with marginal necrosis and poor growth. Occasionally Nonpareil or Butte trees may be affected, but based

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Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Record-Large California Almond Crop Forecast for the 2017/18 Season In July, the NASS Pacific Regional Office released the 2017 California Almond Objective Measurement Report, which revised production up 2 percent from May’s Almond Subjective Measurement Report, to reach 2.25 billion

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