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Texas: Prospective Winegrowers Workshop, Houston, June 23

Texas: Prospective Winegrowers Workshop, Houston, June 23

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 22, 2017

A workshop for prospective winegrowers will be June 23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, 3033 Bear Creek Dr., Houston. “In a nutshell, this is a great opportunity to find out what one needs to know before making decisions

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California Almonds: More Heat – Things Will Start Happening Fast – AgFax

California Almonds: More Heat – Things Will Start Happening Fast – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔May 21, 2017

Hot weather is in the forecast across much of our coverage area. That could increase pest and disease pressure, push water demands and move the crop faster toward hull split.

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AgFax Weekend: Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global

AgFax Weekend: Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global

👤AgFax Staff 🕔May 19, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global; Brazil’s Scandal Hits Soybean Market; and more.

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Georgia: Satsuma Insect Issues – Leafminers and Leaf-Footed Bugs

Georgia: Satsuma Insect Issues – Leafminers and Leaf-Footed Bugs

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔May 19, 2017

Leaf miners are starting to emerge. Usually our first flush is safe from leaf miners but they can be a problem at the end of the first flush and every flush thereafter. A second insect I have been seeing is the

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Georgia Pecans: Herbicide Drift Injury – What Should You Do?

Georgia Pecans: Herbicide Drift Injury – What Should You Do?

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔May 19, 2017

Well, since May has come around again, the annual calls on herbicide drift have been pouring in. Row crop fields are being burnt down in the wind and drift has been the main call to my phone for the last 2 weeks.

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Drought Outlook: Removal, Easement Expected for Most of Southeast

Drought Outlook: Removal, Easement Expected for Most of Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Rich Tinker, NOAA 🕔May 18, 2017

Drought coverage across the country has progressively declined over the past several months, as assessed by the Drought Monitor. At the end of November 2016, drought encompassed more than one-quarter of the nation. That number dropped below 12 percent at

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Drought Monitor: Continued Widespread Rains Miss Most of Southeast

Drought Monitor: Continued Widespread Rains Miss Most of Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Brad Rippey, USDA 🕔May 18, 2017

Summary An active weather pattern continued to result in widespread showers, with some of the heaviest rain falling across the Plains, Midwest, and mid-South. Another area of significant precipitation stretched across the middle and northern Atlantic States, while showers also

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DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Expect Prices to Follow Corn Market

DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Expect Prices to Follow Corn Market

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 18, 2017

Retail fertilizer prices continued to hold steady the second week of May 2017, according to fertilizer retailers surveyed by DTN. Of the eight major fertilizers, five were slightly lower in price compared to a month earlier. These were DAP, urea,

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Georgia Pecans: Flying Squirrels Strip Bark From Trees

Georgia Pecans: Flying Squirrels Strip Bark From Trees

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔May 17, 2017

Many growers have recently called about the bark being stripped from their trees. This normally occurs on smooth-barked limbs or central leaders 3″ or less in diameter. The culprits here are flying squirrels. When food sources become scarce, flying squirrels

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California Tree Crops: Bugs Subside In Almonds – How Come? – AgFax

California Tree Crops: Bugs Subside In Almonds – How Come? – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔May 13, 2017

After plenty of spraying for leaffooted plant bugs and stink bugs in almonds, they’ve faded away.

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